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