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State & Hill

Middle East Conflict Intractable, Not Hopeless

Apr 22, 2010
After his last "International Security Affairs" class of the fall semester, Bob Axelrod graded student papers, then hurried to the airport to catch a flight to Damascus, the capital city of Syria. His goal: to interview Middle East leaders to better...
Ford Policy Union

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Nov 18, 2015, 5:00-6:30 pm EST
Weill Hall- Annenberg Auditorium
Khalil Shikaki and Shai Feldman will discuss how developments such as the 2015 Israeli elections, U.S.-Iranian nuclear deal, and recent Palestinian diplomatic initiatives have affected the dispute and prospects for a peace deal. Each speaker will offer brief remarks, followed by Q&A from the audience.  
Ford School

Research on the ISIS frontline and with Al Qaeda Affiliates

Mar 9, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Weill Hall, 1120 (Annenberg Auditorium)
The International Policy Center hosts Scott Atran (University of Oxford/ CNRS, Paris/ University of Michigan) presents his field research from Europe, North Africa, and the frontlines in the battle with ISIS to make the case that the Devoted Actors' commitment to making costly sacrifices enables low-power groups to endure and often prevail against materially much stronger foes.
Ford School
Ford Policy Union

U.S. foreign policy towards Israel and the Middle East

Sep 18, 2013, 4:00-6:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall
Free and open to the public Join the conversation on Twitter: #FordPolicyUnion About the event: The United States has four stated policy goals in the Middle East. 1. Helping Iraqis build a unified, stable, and prosperous country; 2. Renewing progress toward the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; 3. Working against terrorists and their state sponsors, as well as against the spread of weapons of mass destruction; and 4. Supporting efforts at economic and political reform in the region.