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Panel Discussions - September 14, 2011

Libya and Yemen: Two Arab Authors Discuss the Troubled Uprisings

Two Arab authors, Hisham Matar and Ali Al-Muqri, spoke at IPI on September 14th and 15th to give their artist’s perspective on the recent uprisings in their home countries. 

 

Panel Discussions - May 16, 2011

Tunisia Envoy Jomaa: "Transitional Justice is Needed Now"

"There is a strong belief that transitional justice is needed now, both to demonstrate a real break with the past, but also to make sure that a new Tunisia is built on a solid foundation of respect for the rule of the law that includes accountability of its leaders, current and former," said Ambassador Ghazi Jomaa of Tunisia at a May 16th panel discussion at IPI.  

 

Speaker Events - April 25, 2011

Gaza Doctor: "I Shall Not Hate"

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish was a rarity in the Middle East, a resident of Gaza with a permit to enter Israel because of his work. The son of refugees in the Gazan city of Jabaliya, he saw himself as a bridge between the two distrustful cultures, and his life was often put forward as an example of the kind of reconciliation that might one day rescue the region from its cycles of violence.  

 

Speaker Events - April 07, 2011

Peres: UN Statehood Vote Will Not Bring Middle East Peace

Israeli President Shimon Peres told a gathering at IPI of all fifteen Security Council members and the ambassadors of Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority that a UN vote on Palestinian statehood would not bring peace to the Middle East.  

 

Speaker Events - April 07, 2011

SRSG Ad Melkert on Iraq's Three Key Issues

Speaking at IPI on April 7th, Ad Melkert, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, identified three key issues fueling demonstrations in Iraq and elsewhere in the region: the need for better services; more jobs, particularly for young people; and a way to end corruption, which he said is endemic in Iraq.