Previous Events

4/1 Virtual Event: Ten Years On: Organizing in Diaspora and Exile

On April 1, 2021, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted “Ten Years On: Organizing in Diaspora and Exile,” a virtual discussion with Mazen Darwish (Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression), Asma Khalifa (Khalifa Ihler Institute),...

2/25 Virtual Event: Ten Years On: Contesting Cyberspace in MENA

Digital tools and tactics played a key role in the MENA region’s 2010-2011 protests. In the decade since, the digital space has evolved dramatically, serving both as a platform to mobilize change, but also a mechanism of suppression. Through a...

1/28 Virtual Event: Ten Years On: Organizing in Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria

In the last ten years since the 2010-2011 protests, the spaces, tools, and contexts through which individuals have come together to bring about change and mobilize across the MENA region have been dynamic. Looking specifically at Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria,...

11/10 Virtual Event: Autocratic Governance and Market Reform in North Africa

A number of governments in North Africa, including Algeria and Egypt, have set up economic systems that can be characterized as being structurally unsustainable, having reorganized their respective economies to serve the goals of the executive branch or certain sub-segments....

10/21 Virtual Event: Food Security, Economy, and Accountability in the Wake of the Beirut Blast

On August 4, over 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in Beirut’s port, devastating the Lebanese capital and sending its import economy into a deeper spiral. Prior to the blast, the country was already facing the worst economic crisis in...

Premiere D.C. and New York City Screening of EXT. Night (Leil Khargi) with director Ahmad Abdalla and actors Ahmed Malek and Karim Kassem

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy  is pleased to host the premiere DC and NYC screenings of EXT. Night (Leil Khargi) followed by a discussion with director Ahmad Abdalla, and actors Ahmed Malek and Karim Kassem The Tahrir Institute for Middle...

‘Tribalization: Why war is coming,’ A Book Presentation by Koert Debeuf, TIMEP Europe Director

Please join us for a presentation by Mr. Koert Debeuf, Director of TIMEP Europe, on his new book, Tribalization: Why war is coming. In his book, Mr. Debeuf depicts war as an inevitable outcome of our world becoming more tribal, more...

The Prospect of Syrian Peace

On June 28, 2016, the Tahrir Institute on Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted a panel discussion entitled “The Prospect of Syrian Peace,” covering the current security and political situation in Syria.  The panelists included Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff, President and Cofounder of...

Egypt’s Renewed Crackdown: The Struggle for Human Rights and Civil Society

On June 22, 2016, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK) and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) cohosted a panel discussion entitled “Egypt’s Renewed Crackdown: The Struggle for Human Rights and Civil Society,”...

A Conversation with the Authors of Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War

On April 19, 2016, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami at its office in Washington, DC, for a conversation on their book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War. TIMEP Resident Fellow...