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Shifting Sands of Hegemonic Powers in the Middle East
 
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Northwestern University Middle East Forum (NUMEF)

The Shifting Sands of Hegemonic Powers
in the Middle East
March 9, 2011
Guild Lounge, Scott Hall
601 University Place, Evanston, IL

Keynote speech: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605.
Registration required. For more information: The Remaking of the Middle East in the Early Twenty-First Century

Free and open to the Public

Co-Chairs

Elie Rekhess, Northwestern University
Hendrik Spruyt, Northwestern University

Speakers

Ali Banuazizi, Boston College
Henri Barkey, Lehigh University
Gregory Gause, University of Vermont
Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Drew University
Jeremy Pressman, University of Connecticut
Asher Susser, University of Arizona

Presented by The Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies and the Northwestern University Middle East Forum (NUMEF)

Co-sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies, Keyman Family Program in Modern Turkish Studies, History Department

Program

Session One: 9-10:45 AM

  • John Caverley, Northwestern  University, Chair
  • Elie Rekhess, Northwestern University
    • Opening Remarks
  • Asher Susser, University of Arizona/Tel Aviv University
    • The Middle East of the 21st Century: The Changing Regional Architecture
  • Jeremy Pressman, University of Connecticut
    • Challenging U.S. Hegemony: Pick On A Region Your Own Size

Coffee Break 10:45-11

Session Two: 11-12:30 PM

  • Henri Lauziere, Northwestern University, Chair
  • Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Drew University
    • Egypt and the Middle East at a Crossroad
  • Gregory Gause, University of Vermont
    • Saudi Arabia, Gulf Security and American Hegemony

Lunch Break 12:30-2 PM

Session Three: 2-4 PM

  • Ipek Kocaomer Yosmaoglu, Northwestern University, Chair
  • Henri Barkey, Lehigh University
    • Hegemon in Waiting? Turkish Policy in the New Middle East
  • Ali Banuazizi, Boston College
    • Iran's Quest for Regional Hegemony: Domestic Factors and International Constraints
  • Hendrik Spruyt, Northwestern University
    • Closing Remarks
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