Global Reports: Sectarianism in the Middle East

Columbia Global Reports Presents Nicolas Pelham:

Ascent & Acceptance: Sectarianism in the Middle East


Next month, Nicolas Pelham, the veteran Middle East reporter for The Economist, will be in DC to discuss the findings of his Columbia Global Report, “Holy Lands Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East”  More information:HERE

According to Mr. Pelham, the Ottoman Empire’s institutions successfully mediated the Middle East’s regional, religious diversity. 

Post WWI, European powers broke up the empire and established secular nation-states. 

The legacy of that handiwork has been patchwork failures making today’s destabilized, failed and autocratic regimes a considerable source of global terror. 

Is there a solution? Mr. Pelham’s talk offers counterintuitive, cross cutting and weighty insights: Revive pluralism.  

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The April events' details are below:

New America Foundation

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
12:00pm — 1:30pm
New America Foundation
740 15th St NW #900 
Washington, DC 20005


RSVP for the Wednesday, April 13 event: HERE


RSVP for the Tuesday, April 12 event below.
April 12, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8pm

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (Horizon Ballroom)

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States

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