AY19 MES Lecture Series "Revisionist Powers, Rogue Regimes, and the International Order"
AY 2017-18 Navigating Geopolitical Competition and Internal Wars in the Middle East and North Africa
"Israel's Security Outlook and Geopolitical Competition in the MENA Region", Panel, 2 October 2017
MES Research Talk by Dr. David Malet, "What to Expect When You're a Foreign Fighter in Ukraine."
MES Lecture by VADM Pascal Ausseur (France, ret.), "Rising Tensions in the Mediterranean."
MES Research Talk by Dr. Jason Warner, "The Islamic State's Expansion in Africa."
MES Director Dr. Amin Tarzi presented on a panel, "Afghanistan: Refugees, Relocations & Resettlements," at the International Stability Operations Association's (ISOA) Middle East Conference, 18-20 January 2022. Dr. Tarzi was also one of the conference's keynote speakers
BruteCast interview by MES Director Dr. Amin Tarzi with Ukrainian journalist and author Nataliya Gumenyuk (March 2022)
BruteCast interview by MES Director Dr. Amin Tarzi with Ukrainian researcher on security and defense policies and technology Anna Bulakh (March 2022)
MES Lecture by Dr. Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, "The Eastern Mediterranean in the Crosshairs"
AY22 MES Lecture Series: “The Eastern Mediterranean in the Crosshairs: Regional, Political, and Security Issues and Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy”
MES Research Talk by Dr. Stig Jarle Hansen, "Phoenix Rising: U.S. Strategic Competition in the Red Sea Zone & Horn of Africa with China and Russia.
MES Research Talk - Ms. Yun Sun, “China’s Afghanistan Strategy Post-U.S. Withdrawal”
Previously Hosted Events in AY21:
"The Routinization of Islamic State's Global Enterprise", MES Lecture Series, 20 May 2021
#BruteCast/MES Lecture Series-Craig Whiteside, "Routinization of Islamic State's Global Enterprise"
MES Director Dr. Amin Tarzi presented on a panel, "Countering Violent Extremism in Fragile States," at the EMEA Regional Security and Stability Operations Conference, 6-8 April 2021, organized by the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA).
Dr. Christopher Anzalone presented a paper, "Islamizing Rebel Governance in Somalia: Al-Shabaab's Proto-State," at the 2021 Middle East Studies Association Conference. Click to read it.
Panel Event: "The U.S. in Afghanistan: Looking Back to Look Forward" with MajGen Julian D. Alford, Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, and Dr. Carter Malkasian; November 22.
Dr. Christopher Anzalone presented a guest lecture, "The Art of the Martyr and the Mujahid: Aesthetics & Narratives in Contemporary Jihadi Visual Culture," on November 17 at Duke University.
The Art of the Martyr and the Mujahid: Aesthetics & Narratives in
Contemporary Jihadi Visual Culture
Dr. Amin Tarzi presented and participated in the "Emotions and Strategy Workshop" organized by MIT and held in Israel, November 6-8, 2021.
Dr. Amin Tarzi participated in a roundtable event, "Turkish and Iranian Response to Refugees from Afghanistan," hosted by Ottoman and Turkish Studies at New York University on October 21. Here
MES Research Talk with Yun Sun (China Program Director, Stimson Center): "China's Afghanistan Strategy Post-U.S. Withdrawal"
Middle East Studies Research Talk - Ms. Yun Sun, “China’s Afghanistan
Strategy Post-U.S. Withdrawal”
MES Past Outreach Events