[act-ma] Today, 3/11: Walsh & Slavin on Iran / 3/13: Miko Peled, "The General's son" / 3/14: Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World

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Mon Mar 11 12:04:34 PDT 2013



Starr Forum: Iran and the Nuclear Issue

March 11, 2013  4:30p?6:00p

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Barbara Slavin is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia 
Center and Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com 
<http://Al-Monitor.com/>, a new website devoted to news from and about 
the Middle East. The author of a 2007 book, Bitter Friends, Bosom 
Enemies: Iran, the US and the Twisted Path to Confrontation, she is a 
regular commentator on U.S. foreign policy and Iran on NPR, PBS and 
C-SPAN. A career journalist, Slavin previously served as assistant 
managing editor for world and national security of The Washington Times, 
senior diplomatic reporter for USA TODAY, Cairo correspondent for The 
Economist and as an editor at The New York Times Week in Review.

Jim Walsh is an expert in international security and a Research 
Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security 
Studies Program (SSP). Dr. Walsh's research and writings focus on 
international security, and in particular, topics involving nuclear 
weapons and terrorism. Dr. Walsh has testified before the United States 
Senate on the issue of nuclear terrorism and on Iran's nuclear program. 
He is one of a handful of Americans who has traveled to both Iran and 
North Korea for talks with officials about nuclear issues. The British 
newspaper, The Independent, named Dr. Walsh and his co-authors as having 
offered one of the 10 best and original ideas of 2008.

(link to map) http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=E25

*Speakers:*

	

Barbara Slavin, Jim Walsh

*Location:*

	

E25-111

*Sponsored by:*

	

Center for International Studies & MIT Security Studies Program

*Admission:*

	

Open to the public

_____________________

Starr Forum: The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine

March 13, 2013  4:30p?6:00p

Book Talk with Miko Peled

About the author:
Miko Peled is an Israeli peace activist. His father Mattityahu Peled was 
was a well-known Israeli public figure who was at various periods of his 
life a professional military man who reached the rank of Aluf (Major 
General) in the IDF and was a member of the General Staff during the 
Six-Day War of 1967; a notable scholar who headed the Arabic Language 
and Literature Department of Tel Aviv University; a radical peace 
activist and a leading proponent of Israeli dialogue with the PLO and of 
complete withdrawal from the Occupied Territories in whose conquest he 
personally had a major role; and a member of the Knesset who often 
expressed controversial views considered "extreme left" in Israeli 
terms, yet was treated with considerable respect by staunch political 
people.


Books will be signed and sold at the event.

(link to map) http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=E15

*Speaker:*

	

Miko Peled

*Location:*

	

E15-070 Bartos Theater

*Sponsored by:*

	

Center for International Studies

*Admission:*

	

Open to the public

*For more information:*

	


http://thegeneralsson.com/

_______________________

Starr Forum: Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World

March 14, 2013  4:30p?6:00p

Book Talk with Shereen El Feki

SHEREEN EL FEKI is a writer, broadcaster, and academic who started her 
professional life in medical science before going on to become an 
award-winning journalist for The Economist and a presenter at Al Jazeera 
English. She is former
vice-chair of the UN's Global Commission on HIV and Law, and a TED 
Global Fellow. She divides her time between London and Cairo.

Her newly released book, Sex and the Citadel, is a fascinating, 
groundbreaking look at changing sexual attitudes and behaviour in the 
Arab world, and their part in 2011's popular revolts.

Books will be signed and sold at the event.

(link to map) http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=E51

*Speaker:*

	

Shereen El Feki

*Location:*

	

E51-Wong Auditorium

*Sponsored by:*

	

Center for International Studies

*Admission:*

	

Open to the public

*For more information:*

	


http://web.mit.edu/cis/eventposter_031413_shereen_el_feki.html

	


--
Michelle Nhuch
/Director of Public Programs/

MIT Center for International Studies
http://web.mit.edu/cis/
p: 617-253-1965




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