Southwest Asia & Islamic Civilization

Recent Lectures & Events

The Regional Politics of Turkey
Altay Cengizer is a fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Since 1979, he has been a career diplomat within the Turkish Foreign Ministry. He served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations.

A Middle East Strategic Overview
Charles Freilich, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center International Security Program.

Why Are We in Afghanistan?
Comments delivered by Dr. Barnett Rubin, Director of Studies and a Senior Fellow at New York University's Center on International Cooperation and the author of The Fragmentation of Afghanistan. He served as an adviser to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General at the UN Talks on Afghanistan in Bonn in 2001.

War and Politics in Iraq: Recent European Efforts Integrated into the Coalition Strategy."
Ambassador Lawrence Butler

The United States and the Middle East: What Comes Next after Iraq?
This two-day conference identified issues pertaining to the Middle East that will be of concern to Americans in the coming years.
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Religion, Pluralism, and Terrorism: 21st Century
John Voll, Professor of Islamic History and Associate Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.

Related Student Groups

  • al-Nakhlah
  • South Asian Society
  • Southwest Asia & Caucasus Forum