Here you can find video and audio recordings of Middle East Initiative events.
August 11, 2014
An audio recording and report from Susan Akram, Director, International Human Rights Clinical Program, Boston University School of Law. Professor Akram presented her research on the legal issues that are creating barriers to relief and protection for refugees fleeing Syria at MEI on April 7, 2014. Along with Boston University graduate students Aaron Lang, Sarah Bidinger and Danielle Hites, Professor Akram recently published the full report of the research project, which is available to download here.
April 30, 2014
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, discusses the challenges to providing humanitarian assistance in Syria, the action (and inaction) of the UN Security Council in the crisis, and the politicization of aid.
April 25, 2014
Podcast: "Humanitarian Diplomacy at the Crossroads: On the Role of Independent and Neutral Relief Action in Syria and the Middle East"
An audio recording of a panel discussion about the humanitarian crisis Syria on April 23, 2014 with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Michael Ignatieff, Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School, Douglas Alexander, Labour Party MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, and Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.
April 18, 2014
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Raed Charafeddine, First Vice-Governor, Central Bank of Lebanon, discusses the job market in Lebanon and the Middle East and the role of financial institutions in the region.
April 17, 2014
An audio recording from April 2, 2014, when Sami Atallah, Director, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, discussed key recent policy challenges and policy debates in Lebanon, including decentralization, the electoral law, and gas policies.
April 17, 2014
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Soli Özel, Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, discusses Turkey's politics, domestic concerns, and upcoming elections.
April 4, 2014
A video recording of a John F. Kennedy, Jr. forum with Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member, Palestine Liberation Organization, on March 31, 2014.
April 2, 2014
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), discusses the ongoing peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palesitinians, and prospects for the future.
March 25, 2014
An audio recording from March 3, 2014, when Mouin Rabbani, Head, Crisis Management Initiative, discussed the current peace negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis that have been moderated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
March 25, 2014
An audio recording from March 11, 2014, when Dr. Yoram Peri, Director of the Institute of Israel Studies, University of Maryland, discussed the implications on Israel's future should the current round of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians fail.