June 15, 2020

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The John Brademas Center of New York University, as part of the Young Leaders Network, co-hosted a virtual panel with the Arab American Institute and NYU Washington, DC Salon Series to discuss Dr. James Zogby's new book The Tumultuous Decade, which presents and analyzes the results of the last ten years of public opinion polling across the Arab World, Turkey, and Iran. Paul Salem, President of The Middle East Institute, joined the conversation as interlocutor.

The book delves into the responses of individuals from the region on a variety of issues including the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israel- Palestine conflict, Iran’s regional role, and the fate of the “Arab Spring.”

How do respondents across the region view the proper role of religion? What are their top political priorities? And how do they assess the involvement of other countries in the Arab World? The Tumultuous Decade examines how views on these and other critical issues have changed during the past decade and then asks how the resultant findings can be integrated into the policy discourse relating to the Middle East, especially within the context of popular uprisings and conflicts.

This event was free and open to everyone. Registration was required in order to receive log-in information for the webinar. This webinar was recorded.



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Dr. James Zogby

James Zogby co-founded the Arab American Institute in 1985 and continues to serve as its president. He is Director of Zogby Research Services, a firm that has conducted groundbreaking surveys across the Middle East. For the past 3 decades, he has served in leadership roles in the Democratic National Committee.

head shot of Paul Salem

Paul Salem

Paul Salem is president of The Middle East Institute. He focuses on issues of political change, transition, and conflict as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East. Salem is the author and editor of a number of books and reports.