“Geo-Political Dynamics: Egypt and North Africa” – 24th Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

Session on Geo-Political Dynamics: Egypt and North Africa with Ms. Ellen Laipson, Dr. William Lawrence, Dr. Dirk Vandewalle, Dr. Paul Sullivan, and Dr. Abderrahim Foukara from the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ 24th Annual Arab-US Policymakers’ Conference, “U.S.-Arab Relations at a Crossroads: What Paths Forward?,” on October 15, 2015, in Washington, DC.

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Geo-Political Dynamics: Egypt & Arab North Africa – 2014 Arab-US Policymakers Conference

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations23rd Annual Arab U.S.-Policymakers Conference included a session on “Geo-Political Dynamics: Egypt & Arab North Africa” that featured Dr. Paul Sullivan, Dr. Michele Dunne, Ms. Ellen Laipson, Dr. Michael Hudson, and Dr. William Lawrence.

An audio and video recording of the session as well as a link to the transcript are available below. Videos of the entire 2014 conference are available on YouTube and podcasts of the conference are available through iTunes and FeedBurner.

 

 

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Tunisia: The Way Forward

February 19, 2014 National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and Maghreb Center conference on "Tunisia: The Way Forward."

February 19, 2014 National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and Maghreb Center conference on “Tunisia: The Way Forward.”

On February 19, 2014, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and The Maghreb Center hosted a conference on “Tunisia: The Way Forward.” The program assessed the latest developments in Tunisia and discussed its economic challenges as it moves down the path of democratization and political stability. The program also analyzed U.S.-Tunisia relations, particularly in the areas of trade and economic development. The keynote speaker was His Excellency M’Hamed Ezzine Chelaifa, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to the United States. Also featured were Mr. Andrew Haviland, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs’ International Finance and Development Unit at the U.S. Department of State, and Dr. Caroline Freund, Senior Fellow at The Peterson Institute for International Economics and former Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank. Founding President of The Maghreb Center, Dr. Néjib Ayachi, served as moderator and Founding President and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Dr. John Duke Anthony, delivered opening remarks.

A podcast of the program is available through the link below as well as in iTunes with recordings of other National Council programs: http://bit.ly/itunes-ncusar.

“Tunisia: The Way Forward” podcast (.mp3)

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Listen to NCUSAR Public Affairs Briefings from Spring and Summer 2013

Audio recordings of National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Public Affairs Briefings held during the spring and summer of 2013 are available for streaming and downloading. Listen to and download each program through the links below, or visit the National Council’s podcast feed through iTunes to access recordings from Council programs.

Tunisia: Post-Revolution Political and Constitutional Transitions

On March 5, 2013, The Maghreb Center hosted a conference in Washington, DC, co-sponsored by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and The International Council for Middle East Studies, on “Constitutionalism and Human Rights in Tunisia: The Islamist-Led Democratic Transition Post-Arab Spring.” The morning session of the conference focused on “The Post-Revolution Political and Constitutional Transitions,” and featured presentations by: Ms. Alexis Arieff, Analyst, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington DC; Dr. Alaya Allani, Professor of History, Manouba University, Tunis; Dr. Ghazi Gherairi, Law Professor, University of Tunis, Tunis; Secretary General, The International Academy for Constitutional Law, Tunis; and Dr. Ahmed El Hamri, Development Economist, Academia; Consultant, The World Bank. Dr. I. William Zartman, Professor Emeritus, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, served as Moderator.

Links to a podcast and video recording of the program are available below. The podcast, along with recordings of other National Council programs, is also available through iTunes: http://bit.ly/itunes-ncusar.

“Tunisia: Post-Revolution Political and Constitutional Transitions” podcast (.mp3) “Tunisia: Post-Revolution Political and Constitutional Transitions” podcast (.mp3)

The Future of Women’s Rights, Minority Rights, and Freedom of Expression in Tunisia

On March 5, 2013, The Maghreb Center hosted a conference in Washington, DC, co-sponsored by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and The International Council for Middle East Studies, on “Constitutionalism and Human Rights in Tunisia: The Islamist-Led Democratic Transition Post-Arab Spring.” The afternoon session of the conference focused on “The Future of Women’s Rights, Minority Rights, and Freedom of Expression in Tunisia,” and featured presentations by: Mr. Eric Goldstein, Deputy Director, Human Rights Watch; Ms. Naziha Réjiba, Journalist, Human rights activist, and 2009 Recipient of the International Press Freedom Award of the Committee to Protect Journalists; and Dr. Nancy Okail, Program Director, The Freedom House, Washington DC. Dr. Nejib Ayachi, President of The Maghreb Center, served as Moderator.

Links to a podcast and video recording of the program are available below. The podcast, along with recordings of other National Council programs, is also available through iTunes: http://bit.ly/itunes-ncusar.

“The Future of Women’s Rights, Minority Rights, and Freedom of Expression in Tunisia” podcast (.mp3) “The Future of Women’s Rights, Minority Rights, and Freedom of Expression in Tunisia” podcast (.mp3)