Lecture Series

Cengiz Aktar

Senior Scholar at Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University; former director at the United Nations.

Contribution: Revisiting Turkey's Policy Towards Religious Minorities on the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

Amine Gemayel

Former President of Lebanon.

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

Taner Akçam

Professor of History; Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Contribution: The Anatomy of Religious Cleansing: Non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire (1914-1918)

Bassam Tibi

Professor emeritus of International Relations, University of Göttingen, Germany.

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

Hannibal Travis

Professor of Law, Florida International University, Miami.

Contribution: Preventing Genocide in the Middle East: The Continuing Relevance of the Ottoman Experience and the Problem of Bias within the United Nations

Michael Nazir-Ali

Former Bishop of Rochester, UK.

Contribution: The "Arab Spring" and its Aftermath: Implications for Muslim-Christian Relations

Habib Malik

Associate Professor of History and Cultural Studies, Lebanese American University (LAU), Byblos.

Contribution: Syria, the "Arab Spring," and the Future of Christians and other Religious Minorities

© Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes

Historian and writer; president of the Middle East Forum

Contribution: Religious Minorities in an Increasingly Intolerant Middle East

Daniel Williams

Journalist and author

Contribution: Forsaken: The Persecution of Christians in Today's Middle East

Madawi Al-Rasheed

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

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