»2013 Conferences & Events

Read below for highlights of conferences and events hosted by the Center for Global Education in 2013.

+-Facts and Myths about the Syrian Conflict

On Thursday November 21, participants learned more about the Syrian conflict in an event co-sponsored by the Center for Global Education and the Syrian Institute for Progress.

+-Struggle Between the Seas

Struggle Bewteen the Seas MapOn Friday, March 8, the Center for Global Education & the Peace Studies Program of Wilkinson College hosted an academic conference highlighting the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh. The keynote speaker, U.S. Ambassador Robert Bradtke, Former Co-Chair of the Minsk Process, spoke on the Madrid Process and a search for peaceful settlement.

Download the Conference Program for more information on the schedule of events, historical information, and speaker biographies.

Additional speakers included:

  • George Zarubin, Eurasia Partnership Foundation
  • Alexandros Petersen, Advisor, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Tracey German, UK Ministry of Defense Staff College
  • Asbed Kotchikian, Lecturer, Bentley University
  • Thomas de Waal, Senior Associate, Caucasus, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Ambassador Rudolf Perina (retired), Former Sr. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European & Canadian Affairs
  • E.Wayne Merry, Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia, American Foreign Policy Council
  • Taleh Ziyadov, Research Fellow, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA)

+-New Perspectives on the 1973 Arab-Israeli War

Arab Israeli WarOn January 31, 2013 CIA’s Historical Collections Division joined Chapman to discuss the newly declassified documents regarding the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. More than 3,200 pages of material have become available, revealing highlights from over 400 declassified documents.

Invited Panelists included:

Peter B. Nyren - CIA Historical Collections Division
Matt Penney - CIA Historical Collections Division
Dr. Nubar Hovsepian - Associate Professor of Political Science, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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