Resources

March 03, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Poster: The Future of the Middle East and North Africa

Publications

The official poster for the 29th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson International EPIIC Symposium on The Future of the Middle East and North Africa (pdf, 8mb)

March 02, 2014

EPIIC Symposium 2014: Education, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development [Video]

Audio/Video

The 29th Annual EPIIC Symposium
Sunday, March 2, 4:00pm

Robert Springborg | Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
Perihan AbouZeid | Co-Founder and CEO, Qabila Media Productions, Egypt; Legatum Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Muthanna Khreisat | Jordan Country Director, Questscope

Student Presentations:
Bradley Friedman’15 and Adam Nagy’15, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Members
“Getting It Right: A Look at Entrepreneurship in Tunisia”
Bahar Ostadan’17 and Katherine Saviano’17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Members
“The Role of Tunisian Youth in Civil Society and Democratic Transition”
Li Huiruo, Member, Peking University Delegation, studying at Hebrew University
“Start Up Power: An Interview with Saul Singer”

Moderated by Samantha Lund, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

March 02, 2014

EPIIC Symp 2014 Sunday Keynote: Nicholas Burns [Video]

Audio/Video

EPIIC Symposium 2014: The Future of the Middle East and North Africa
Sunday, March 2 Keynote Address: American Policy and the Arab Revolutions

R. Nicholas Burns | Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008, he was the lead U.S. negotiator on Iran's nuclear program; Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Kaitlyn Hodgman, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

March 02, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: Border Crossings: Refugees, Jihadists, Money, and Arms [Video]

Audio/Video

Sunday, March 2, 2014
1:15 - 3:15 PM

Border Crossings: Refugees, Jihadis, Money, and Arms

Michaël Béchir Ayari | Senior Analyst, Tunisia, International Crisis Group
Ibrahim Warde | Author, The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind the Financial War on Terror; Consultant and Adjunct Professor of International Business, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Curt Rhodes | Founder and International Director, Questscope; Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Bruna Gaspar '16, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

Student Presentations:
Elizabeth Robinson ’15, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member: Reaching Out to Refugees
Umar Shareef ’17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Members: Spirituality: A Tool for Resilience in the Za’atari Refugee Camp
Adrienne Larson ’16 and Victoria Martin ’16, Poverty and Power Research Initiative Co-Chairs: Cash Assistance in Refugee Crisis Response: A Monitoring Study of a UNHCR Cash Aid Program to Syrian Refugees

Moderated by Iris Levine '17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

 

March 02, 2014

EPIIC 2014: The Impact of the World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa [Video]

Audio/Video

Sunday March 2, 2014
3:30 PM

Inger Andersen | Vice President, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank

Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Jenna Smith '17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member 

March 02, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: Education, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development [Audio]

Audio/Video

Sunday, March 2, 2014
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Education, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development

Robert Springborg | Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
Perihan AbouZeid | Co-Founder and CEO, Qabila Media Productions, Egypt; Legatum Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Muthanna Khreisat | Jordan Country Director, Questscope

Student Presentations:
Bradley Friedman ’15 and Adam Nagy ’15, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Members: Getting It Right: A Look at Entrepreneurship in Tunisia
Bahar Ostadan ’17 and Katherine Saviano ’17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Members: The Role of Tunisian Youth in Civil Society and Democratic Transition
Li Huiruo, Member, Peking University Delegation, studying at Hebrew University: Start Up Power: An Interview with Saul Singer

Moderated by Samantha Lund '14, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

 

March 02, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Keynote: The Impact of the World Bank in MENA [Audio]

Audio/Video

Sunday, March 2, 2014
3:30 PM

Keynote: The Impact of the World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa

Inger Andersen | Vice President, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank

Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Jenna Smith '17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

March 02, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: Border Crossings: Refugees, Jihadists, Money, and Arms [Audio]

Audio/Video

Sunday, March 2, 2014
1:15 - 3:15 PM

Border Crossings: Refugees, Jihadis, Money, and Arms

Michaël Béchir Ayari | Senior Analyst, Tunisia, International Crisis Group
Ibrahim Warde | Author, The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind the Financial War on Terror; Consultant and Adjunct Professor of International Business, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Curt Rhodes | Founder and International Director, Questscope; Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Bruna Gaspar '16, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

Student Presentations:
Elizabeth Robinson ’15, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member: Reaching Out to Refugees
Umar Shareef ’17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Members: Spirituality: A Tool for Resilience in the Za’atari Refugee Camp
Adrienne Larson ’16 and Victoria Martin ’16, Poverty and Power Research Initiative Co-Chairs: Cash Assistance in Refugee Crisis Response: A Monitoring Study of a UNHCR Cash Aid Program to Syrian Refugees

Moderated by Iris Levine '17, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

 

March 02, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Keynote: Nicholas Burns on American Policy and the Arab Revolutions [Audio]

Audio/Video

Sunday, March 2, 2014
11:00 AM

Keynote: American Policy and the Arab Revolutions

R. Nicholas Burns | Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; lead U.S. negotiator on Iran’s nuclear program, 2005-08; Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Presentation of Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award by Kaitlyn Hodgman '14, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

 

March 01, 2014

EPIIC Symposium 2014: Domestic Politics in the Gulf [Video]

Audio/Video

Saturday, March 1 2014, 9:00am

Frederic Wehrey | Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Author, Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprising
Abeer Allam | Journalist; Saudi Arabia Correspondent, Financial Times
Matar Ebrahim Matar | Scholar at Risk, Bahrain; Former Member of Parliament with the al-Wefaq Political Party, resigned in protest of government crackdown on pro-democracy protestors; Recipient, 2011 Leaders of Democracy Award, Project on Middle East Democracy
Sami al Faraj | President, Kuwait Centre for Strategic Studies

Moderated by Roland Gillah, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

Presentation of the Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Award for Public Diplomacy by Lilly Tahmasebi, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member
Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah | Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait

March 01, 2014

EPIIC Symposium 2014: International Institutions and Intervention [Video]

Audio/Video

Saturday March 1, 2014, 2:30pm

Saad Eddin Ibrahim | Founder, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, Egypt
Hugh Roberts | Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History, Tufts University; former Director, North Africa Project, International Crisis Group
Richard Atwood | Director of Research and future Director of Multilateral Affairs, International Crisis Group
Michael Niconchuk | Emergency Response Coordinator, Questscope
Mark Katz | Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University; Author, “Moscow’s Middle East Policy” (inFocus Quarterly, 2014)
Duncan Pickard | Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East; Constitutional Adviser, Democracy Reporting
International

Moderated by Elissa Miller, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member
 

March 01, 2014

EPIIC Symposium 2014: Vying For Influence: Iran and Saudi Arabia [Video]

Audio/Video

29th Annual EPIIC Symposium 2014: The Future of Middle East and North Africa

Saturday, March 1 11:00-1:00

Wu Bingbing | Associate Professor, Department of Arabic Language and Culture, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Ali Vaez | Senior Analyst for Iran, International Crisis Group
Frederic Wehrey | Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Author, Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprising
Sami al Faraj | President, Kuwait Centre for Strategic Studies

Short Presentation: Israel's Strategic View of the Middle East and North Africa
BG Rami Ben Efraim | Special Assistant, J5 Commander, Israeli Defense Forces; former Commander, Ramat David AFB

Moderated by Ayesha Forbes, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

March 01, 2014

Yasir Abbas speaks at the 2014 EPIIC Symposium [Video]

Audio/Video

Yasir Abbas | Former Interpreter, U.S. military in Iraq, 2005-09, where he helped start and organize the Awakening Councils in northwestern Baghdad; 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

March 01, 2014

EPIIC Symposium 2014- Friday Introductions and Keynote-William J. Burns [Video]

Audio/Video

Introductions and Keynote from Friday 2/28 of the 29th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium at Tufts University on February 26-March 2, 2014.

Introductions:
David Harris | Provost and Senior Vice President, Tufts University Sherman Teichman | Director, Institute for Global Leadership Gabriella Zoia | 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member
James Stavridis | Dean, The Fletcher School

Keynote Address: America and a Changing Middle East

William J Burns | Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State; Career Ambassador; former Under Secretary for Political Affairs; former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs; former Ambassador to Jordan

Introduction and Dr. Jean Mayer Award Presentation by Adm. James Stavridis, Dean of The Fletcher School, and Mahpari Sotoudeh, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member

March 01, 2014

EPIIC 2014 Panel: International Institutions and Intervention [Audio]

Audio/Video

Saturday March 1, 2014
2:30 - 4:30 PM

International Institutions and Intervention

Saad Eddin Ibrahim | Founder, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, Egypt
Hugh Roberts | Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History, Tufts University; former Director, North Africa Project, International Crisis Group
Richard Atwood | Director of Research and future Director of Multilateral Affairs, International Crisis Group
Michael Niconchuk | Emergency Response Coordinator, Questscope
Mark Katz | Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University; Author, “Moscow’s Middle East Policy” (inFocus Quarterly, 2014)
Duncan Pickard | Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East; Constitutional Adviser, Democracy Reporting
International

Moderated by Elissa Miller '14, 2014 EPIIC Colloquium Member