Rhetoric or Reality? Exporting Democracy to the Middle East

February 26, 2004


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Naomi Chazan
Wilhelm Visiting Fellow in International Studies, Center for International Studies, MIT; former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Meretz MK, Israel; Professor of Political Science and former Chair of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

John Cooley
Former Correspondent, ABC News; Recipient, George Polk Memorial Award for "distinguished career achievement in international reporting"; Author, Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism; Payback: America's Long War in the Middle East; and Libyan Sandstorm: Qaddafi's Revolution

Andrew Hess
Professor of Diplomacy and Director, The Program for Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization, the Contemporary Turkish Studies Program, and the Kuwaiti, Qatari, and Armenian Foreign Service Training Programs, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Author, "Peace and Political Reform in the Gulf: The Private Sector" and "Cultural and Political Limits on Forward Presence in Southwest Asia"; former executive, Arabian American Oil Company (Saudi Arabia)

Malik Mufti
Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University; Author, Sovereign Creations: Pan-Arabism and Political Order in Syria and Iraq, "A King's Art: Dynastic Ambition and State Interest in Hussein's Jordan" and "From Swamp to Backyard: The Middle East in Turkish Foreign Policy" as well as journal articles and book chapters on the domestic and foreign policies of Jordan, Egypt, Israel, and Turkey.

Marina Ottaway
Senior Associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Author, Democracy Challenged: The Rise of Semi Authoritarianism and "Women's Rights and Democracy in the Arab World"; Coeditor, Funding Virtue: Civil Society Aid and Democracy Promotion

Tony Smith
Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science, Tufts University; Author, The French Stake in Algeria, The Pattern of Imperialism, Thinking Like a Communist, America's Mission: The U.S. and the Global Struggle for Democracy in the 20th Century, and Foreign Attachments: The Power of Ethnic Groups in the Making of US Foreign Policy

Phil Martin and Bonnie Rose Schulman
EPIIC Colloquium