Events

Cracks in Lebanon’s Culture of Impunity? Prospects for Accountability in the Midst of Crisis

Over a year and a half since the unthinkable catastrophe of the Beirut Port explosion, those responsible continue to evade justice. As Lebanese officials who have been charged with criminal negligence remain uncooperative and even hostile to the investigation, accountability...

Discussion and Book Talk with Egyptian Activist Sanaa Seif

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), and The Freedom Initiative (FI) are honored to have hosted an in-person panel discussion featuring Sanaa Seif on Friday, April 22nd. Sanaa presented insights from...

Governance and Growth: The Role of IFIs in the MENA Region

On March 23, the IMF announced that Egypt had made an official request for support. While the IMF framed Egypt’s appeal in terms of Ukraine-related financial pressures, the real problem runs much deeper: despite receiving approximately $20 billion in IMF...

Eleven Years On: The Path to Accountability in Syria

Eleven years after Syrians took to the streets to protest for freedom and justice in the face of brutal state violence, the world has turned its eyes away from Syria. Despite this, Syrian survivors and victims have worked to carve...

The Sudan Military Coup: Resistance in the Face of State Brutality

As the United Nations and Western powers attempt to bring Sudanese civilians and the military to the negotiating table, the perspective of those driving Sudan’s resistance movement on the ground is absent from the global policy discourse. Protests, boycotts, and...

2/8 Virtual Event | MENA Representation in Western Storytelling: Part III

On Tuesday, February 8th, 2022, at 10:00am EST, in partnership with Noor Theatre, TIMEP hosted the final installment of our three-part series on representation of Middle Eastern artists in film and media featuring Khalid Abdalla (Egyptian-British actor and activist), Raphaelle Macaron (Lebanese illustrator...

12/9 Virtual Event | Violence Against Women in Egypt: Between Policy and Practice

One in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent, and devastating human rights violations in our world today. This violence is severely underreported, mainly...

11/16 Virtual Event | Tunisia at a Crossroads

In the months since Tunisian President Kais Saied’s July 25 consolidation of executive power, the atmosphere in Tunisia has been one of uncertainty and rising tension. While some Tunisians support Saied’s actions as a proportional response to the sheer scale...

10/14 Virtual Event | Mobilizing Toward Accountability in MENA: Strategies for a Just Future

On Thursday, October 14, The World Movement for Democracy and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) co-hosted a virtual event on the Middle East & North Africa entitled Mobilizing Toward Accountability in MENA: Strategizing for a Just Future. This fall,...

9/28 Virtual Event | Access to Information in MENA: Holding Officials to Account

Access to information is an often-overlooked pillar of a functioning democratic society. It’s at the heart of transparency and accountability, and it matters for a diverse range of issues, from education to public health. In 2007, Jordan became the first...