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Debating Syria’s Future

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Panel discussion held on November 23, 2015 in Denver at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), featuring (in order): Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch, James Gelvin of UCLA, Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma, and Najib Ghadbian of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, moderated by Danny Postel of the University of Denver.

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‘Act East’ – Understanding India’s Asia-Pacific Policy

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On September 9 2014, The India Project at Brookings hosted an event on India’s “Act East” policy to discuss the developments, the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, as well as the implications for Indian policy broadly. Now when India has hosted leaders from all the 10 ASEAN countries as guests at its Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, the discussions at this event held in 2014 are pertinent.

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2017: The Year That Was for India’s Foreign Policy

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The past year has been one in which India has calibrated its role in world affairs. In this discussion on Lok Sabha TV, experts discuss India’s role in the world and the challenges that it faced in the past year.

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Oxford Union Society Debates: “Islam In Europe”

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In this enthralling debate, Professor Tariq Ramadan and Maryam Namazie go head-to-head on the topic of Islam in Europe today.

Listed in a 2008 report called Victims of Intimidation: Freedom of Speech within Europe’s Muslim Communities, Namazie has had multiple lectures no-platformed and disrupted. She is spokesperson for the Council of ex-Muslims and for Iranian Solidarity. Her writing specialises in challenging cultural relatavism and political Islam.

Professor of contemporary Islamic Studies in Oxford, Tariq Ramadan has held positions in Universities across the world, he is also persona non grata in at least six countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt for his challenges to undemocratic regimes. Namazie and Ramadan will be debating some of the biggest challenges facing Islam today.

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