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Speaker Events - September 13, 2012

Samar Yazbek: Violence Begets Violence in Syria

"I believe that there is a lot of ambiguity and a lot of facts that are being sidelined and hidden, and are presented to you in an incomplete way," said acclaimed Syrian writer Samar Yazbek, talking about the Syrian conflict during an IPI Arab Intellectuals Series event on September 13, 2012. "In Syria, the cultural scene has been blacked out. 

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - August 28, 2012

IPI Panel Discusses Expectations for Middle East, North Africa

On August 28, IPI hosted a panel entitled “Arab Spring: A Revolution of Expectations” at the Political Symposium of the European Forum Alpbach (in Tyrol, Austria). 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - August 06, 2012

Understanding the Syrian Puzzle: A Conversation with Father Paolo Dall’Oglio

On August 6, 2012, IPI hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Understanding the Syrian Puzzle,” featuring Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, an Italian Jesuit priest who spent 30 years in Syria promoting inter-religious understanding and dialogue. 

 
 

 

Speaker Events - July 19, 2012

SRSG Ian Martin: Libya Elections “An Extraordinary Achievement”

"The elections have turned out to be an extraordinary achievement," said Ian Martin, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya, countering the international press accounts at the time that had a more somber assessment on their impact on the future of Libya.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - June 21, 2012

Benomar: Yemen Outcome Based on “Yemeni Wisdom”

“In the end, it was Yemeni wisdom that prevailed,” Jamal Benomar, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Yemen, told an IPI audience at an Arab Intellectual Series event on June 21, 2012.  

 
 

 

Conferences - May 23, 2012

The Impact of the Uprisings: IPI Vienna Seminar 2012

This year’s IPI Vienna Seminar, which took place on May 23-24th, focused on “The Uprisings: The Future of North Africa and the Middle East.”  

 
 

 

Conferences - April 12, 2012

2012 New York Seminar: Managing Transitions in the Arab World

This year's New York Seminar examined the recent political transitions that have taken place across the Middle East and North Africa, with special attention given to Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, and Syria.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 21, 2012

Ashrawi: “One Minute to Midnight” in Middle East Peace Process

“It really is one minute to midnight. We need to make, all of us, this last ditch effort," Dr. Hanan Ashrawi told an IPI audience on March 21, 2012, speaking about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

“I think we need people who can stand up and speak out," she said. "People who understand that this is really—I don’t want to be the voice of doom, but we are reaching the end of the prospects for peace in that part of the world.”  

 
 

 

Panel Discussions - March 12, 2012

Pinheiro: Stopping Armed Violence Most Urgent Priority in Syria

“We think the most urgent target is a cessation of armed violence.” Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Council Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria 2011-2012, told an IPI policy forum on March 21st.  

 
 

 

Speaker Events - March 07, 2012

“No Obstacles Libyans Cannot Overcome,” Says PM El-Keib

"I like to believe there are no obstacles that we Libyans cannot overcome," Abdurrahim El-Keib, interim Prime Minister of Libya told an IPI lunchtime audience on March 7, 2012.  

 
 

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