Lecture Series

Franck Salameh

Associate Professor, Boston College; Chairman, Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures, Boston College.

Contribution: Christians of the Holy Land – Exodus, Disintegration, and Ideological Necrophilia

Marius Deeb

Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Contribution: The Christians of Lebanon: Surviving Amidst Chaos

William Warda

Chairman of the Alliance of Iraqi Minorities; Co-Founder of HHRO.

Contribution: Saddam Hussein, Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Islamic State: Can Religious Pluralism Survive the Onslaught?

Bat Ye’or

Historian and writer.

Contribution: The Impact of the Arab Uprisings on Dhimmitude: Non-Muslims in the Middle East Today

Joshua Landis

Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma, USA.

Contribution: ISIS, Christians, and National Identity in the Middle East

Charles Glass

Broadcaster, journalist and writer.

Contribution: A Land of Many Flags: The Breakup of Syria and the Death of Pluralism

Kishan Manocha

Former Director, Office of Public Affairs, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’i community of the United Kingdom.

Contribution: "Outside the Law?" The Bahá'i and Political Change in Iran

Mariz Tadros

Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (UK).

Contribution: Egypt's Post-Arab Spring Transition: The Challenges of Social Pluralism

Fabrice Balanche

Associate Professor, University of Lyon 2; Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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

Patrick Cockburn

Middle East correspondent for The Independent, UK.

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