Upcoming Events

Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 6pm
Hotel Glockenhof | Sihlstrasse 31 | 8001 Zurich
Saddam Hussein, Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Islamic State: Can Religious Pluralism Survive the Onslaught?
William Warda
Chairman of the Alliance of Iraqi Minorities

William ​Warda ​is Chairman of the Alliance of Iraqi Minorities, Co-Founder of the Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, former CEO of Ashur Satellite TV​, and​ a​​ former ​leader of p​olitical and military ​affairs of the Assyrian Democratic Movement in Nineveh (2003).


Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 6pm
Boston College, McGuinn Hall 121 (Auditorium)
The Christians of Lebanon: Surviving Amidst Chaos
Prof. Marius Deeb
Teaches Middle East Politics at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University

Prof. Marius Deeb received his doctorate from Oxford University. He teaches Middle East Politics at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Previously, he taught at Indiana University, the American University of Beirut, and Georgetown University. He is a leading authority on Middle Eastern politics.


Previous Events

Dr. Mariz Tadros

The Challenges of Social Pluralism in Egypt


Daniel Williams

Forsaken. The Persecution of Christians in Today’s Middle East.


Prof. Joshua Landis

ISIS, Christians, and national identity in the Middle East


Prof. Fabrice Balanche

Can Religious Pluralism Survive Sectarian War: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon?

Associate Professor and Research Director, University of Lyon 2


Prof. Madawi Al-Rasheed

Visiting Professor, Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Saudi Regional Interventions in the Middle East: Consequences for Local Societies


Charles Glass

Author (Syria burning, 2015), journalist, broadcaster

A land of many flags: The breakup of Syria and the death of pluralism


Prof. Cengiz Aktar

Senior Scholar, Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), Sabancı University

Revisiting Turkey's policy towards religious minorities on the centenary of the Armenian Genocide


Amine Gemayel

Former Lebanese President

"Religious Pluralism in the Middle East: A Challenge to the International Community"


Prof. Taner Akçam

Scholar of the Ottoman Genocide

The Anatomy of Religious Cleansing: Non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire


Patrick Cockburn


The IS Caliphate and the West's Wars in Syria and Iraq: A Challenge to Religious Pluralism in the Middle East



H.E. Amine Gemayel

Former President of Lebanon

Religious Pluralism in the Middle East: An Option or an Imperative


Prof. Bassam Tibi

The Middle East Uprisings and the Fate of Religious Minorities in a Shari'a-State – The US-Support for Islamist Rule

See videos of our previous events HERE

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