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Upcoming Events


The Taliban victory in Afghanistan creates a variety of changes and challenges for the Middle East. On the other hand, the US being out of Afghanistan may permit it greater ability to defend and protect its local associates and allies. This discussion will address these alternative directions and attempt to provide some initial answers, directions, and resolutions.

Zoom Webinar 10:00 AM (Pacific Time)

Recent Events


CMED Chats is a unique monthly series that will engage charismatic guests who are from the Middle East and North Africa or connected to the region in some capacity. Our host, CMED Director, Dr. Steven Spiegel, will sit down for a one-on-one casual chat of at least 30 minutes, covering a variety of topics that will highlight the myriad voices and realities that enrich this colorful region. In Episode 5, we chat with senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Aaron David Miller.

Zoom Event 10:00 AM (Pacific Time)


In this live event, former Canadian officials, Michael J. Molloy, Andrew Robinson, and David Viveash, reflect on past peace negotiations and what the international community can learn from them going forward. Brief presentations were followed by audience Q&A.

Zoom Webinar 10:00 AM (Pacific Time)