Previous Events

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...

8/26 Virtual Event | Lebanon’s Social Protection System

Lebanon is currently facing an unprecedented socioeconomic collapse brought about by the country's ruling class, plunging millions into poverty and desperation. The multiple crises plaguing the country have also laid bare the very weak and fragmented social protection system in...

7/22 Virtual Event | COVID-19 Vaccine Access in MENA

As many Western countries begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus continues to infect thousands every day throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), particularly among the region’s most vulnerable populations. Though vaccines have offered hope for...

6/29 Virtual Event | MENA Representation in Western Storytelling: Part II

In partnership with Noor Theatre and Muslims on Screen and Television (MOST), TIMEP was pleased to host the second installment of a three-part series on representation of Middle Eastern artists in film and media. The second part of this series...

5/18 Virtual Event | Syria: Setting the Agenda

As the news headlines turn away from Syria once again, following attention around the ten year anniversary of the Syrian uprising and the Brussels V Conference, what issues should policymakers be prioritizing on Syria? On May 18, 2021, at 10:30AM...

5/4 Virtual Event: MENA Representation in Western Storytelling

On May 4, 2021, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted “MENA Representation in Western Storytelling,” a timely virtual discussion with Cynthia Schneider (Georgetown University), Nadia Conners (Writer & Director), Lameece Issaq (Actor, Writer & Founding Artistic Director...

4/22 Virtual Event: Ten Years On: The Future of Organizing in MENA

On April 22, 2021, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted “Ten Years On: The Future of Organizing in MENA,” a timely virtual discussion with Inès Osman (MENA Rights Group), Isma'il Kushkush (Journalist), Mustafa Salim (The Washington Post),...

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,...