Upcoming Events: Middle East

Fri 2/26

Image - Rebecca Tinsley

Waging Peace: Why Genocide Keeps Happening

Date: Fri, February 26, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM

Rebecca Tinsley, Human Rights Activist; Author
Michael Pappas, Executive Director, San Francisco Interfaith Council—Moderator

Tinsley, who graduated with a law degree from the London School of Economics and was a political reporter for the BBC will primarily discuss the work of Waging for Peace, a project she started after visiting a Darfur refugee camp at the height of the killing there. She collects evidence of human rights abuses and helps Sudanese dissidents who wish to claim asylum.

Tinsley also started Network for Africa to help survivors of genocide and former child soldiers rebuild their lives. In recognition of her work, President and Mrs. Carter invited Tinsley and her husband Henry, to start the Carter Center in Europe. 

Mon 2/29

Middle East Discussion Group

Date: Mon, February 29, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.

Fri 3/25

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes

Date: Fri, March 25, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM

Banfsheh Keynoush, Ph.D., Foreign Affairs Scholar; Author; Educator 
Jonathan Curiel, Award-winning Journalist; Author; Former Reuters Foundation Scholar, Oxford University—Moderator

Keynoush, a foreign affairs scholar and educator, was a former translator for four Iranian presidents. She is an advisor to policy centers on the Middle East and to American companies doing business in the region. Keynoush earned her Ph.D. at Tufts University and was a visiting scholar at the King Faisal University Center for Islamic Center and Research. She will discuss the topic of her latest book, Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes.

Mon 3/28

Middle East Discussion Group

Date: Mon, March 28, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.