The Hollings Center’s Next-Generation Dialogue series connects a rising generation of experts and professionals across Muslim-majority countries with their American counterparts...
Hollings Center Regional Policy Dialogues cover consequential and challenging topics that link Muslim-majority nations and the United States.  Dialogues center on subjects...
The Hollings Center’s Higher Education Dialogue series fosters cooperation between universities and other institutions of learning through the exchange of ideas, expertise...
Our Speaker Series provides a way to dig deeper into issues that arise from a dialogue conference with a broader audience or to engage on current events...
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The Water Energy Food Nexus: An Integrated Approach to the Middle East Water Challenge

May 2016. The Middle East and North Africa region faces growing pressure on its water systems due to population growth, socio-economic development, security issues, urbanization, and environmental degradation. Some of these issues were discussed during the Hollings Center’s May 2014 dialogue conference, High and Dry: Addressing the Middle East Water Challenge. The dialogue, which was…

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Out of Harm’s Way? Perspectives of the Special Immigrant Visa Program for Afghanistan

September 2016. Noah Coburn and Timor Sharan As the United States has drawn down the number of troops stationed in Afghanistan and the amount of internationally funded programs has similarly decreased, Afghans who worked as interpreters for the military or other U.S. government projects have been left in grave danger, as they and their families…

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Video: The Middle East Water-Energy-Food Nexus

On November 16, 2016, the Hollings Center for International Dialogue held a panel entitled, “The Middle East Water-Energy-Food Nexus.” The Middle East is faced with a set of complex interrelated problems related to the water, energy, and food sectors. Understanding the dynamics and linkages between these three sectors is needed to understand potential opportunities, trade-offs,…

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Savoring Syria: Documenting the Syrian Kitchen in Exile

June 3, 2016 As Syrian refugees resettle throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, they often struggle to preserve the intangible cultural heritage that ties them to their identities. Yearning for a taste of home, the Syrian diaspora accesses this heritage through reestablishing culinary traditions and recreating the tastes of home in kitchens…

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