Tag: MENA

Dr Karim Makdisi ​was interviewed by Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra from ​”The Social Movements Lab #3: Protests and Politics in Lebanon”​

Dr Karim Makdisi ​was interviewed by Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra from ​”The Social Movements Lab #3: Protests and Politics in Lebanon”​

Dr Karim Makdisi ​was interviewed by Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra from ​“The Social Movements Lab#3: Protests and Politics in Lebanon”​, December 17, 2020. The interview is available on ​youtube​.

Take advantage of EUMENIA’s resources: explore EUMENIA Lectures and Webinars

Take advantage of EUMENIA’s resources: explore EUMENIA Lectures and Webinars

During the last months, EUMENIA and its Team, composed of 8 research institutions from 8 countries, have been organising various fascinating events, in the field of Middle-East and North Africa studies. EUMENIA Lectures and Webinars are available on EUMENIA Jean-Monnet Network youtube channel.  You can […]

Report on “Infrastructures and Power in the Middle East and North Africa”​, published by the The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Report on “Infrastructures and Power in the Middle East and North Africa”​, published by the The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in cooperation with EuroMeSCo published a report on “Infrastructures and Power in the Middle East and North Africa”​, which can be accessed ​here​.

Report Description:

“Geopolitics is back. A more aggressive great power competition and the disruptive effects of new technologies have given new impetus to the analysis of the impact of geography on political decisions. Over the last decade, the Mediterranean and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have experienced profound and far-reaching social, political and economic transformations that have contributed to unprecedented levels of volatility and uncertainty. Some of these shifts have reshaped many of the traditional features of the geopolitical order in place in the region for decades, while others might have the potential to do so in the near future. Infrastructures is one of the areas where the effects of those global and regional dynamics are more visible and this is why a good grasp of the geopolitics of infrastructures can help us understand the broader geopolitical shifts in the Middle East and North Africa better. This is the main goal of this Joint Policy Study that ultimately aims to fill a gap in the scholarly work on the Mediterranean and the MENA region by delving into issues of geopolitical competition, conflict and cooperation from the point of view of the use of strategic infrastructures.” (Source IAI)

Prof Michelle Pace and Dr Daniela Huber will speak at the Chatham House event “Europe’s Role in MENA Conflict Zones: A Declining Influence?” on 17 February 2021

Prof Michelle Pace and Dr Daniela Huber will speak at the Chatham House event “Europe’s Role in MENA Conflict Zones: A Declining Influence?” on 17 February 2021

Prof Michelle Pace (Roskilde University) and Dr Daniela Huber (Istituto Affari Internazionali) have been invited to speak at the Chatham House event entitled “Europe’s Role in MENA Conflict Zones: A Declining Influence?”.  The event will take place online on 17 February 2021 at 2:00pm- 3:15pm […]

Prof. Michelle Pace became an Associate Fellow at Chatham House’s Europe Programme

Prof. Michelle Pace became an Associate Fellow at Chatham House’s Europe Programme

From 1 January 2021 Prof. Michelle Pace became an Associate Fellow at Chatham House’s Europe Programme. Prof. Michelle Pace provides analysis on the EU and its southern neighbourhood, European approaches to the Middle East and North Africa/Mediterranean, as well as migration issues. The British Institute […]

Webinar on “​The Impact of Covid-19 on State-Society Relations in North Africa​”, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Webinar on “​The Impact of Covid-19 on State-Society Relations in North Africa​”, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Virtual expert briefing by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) on “​The Impact of Covid-19 on State-Society Relations in North Africa​”  (May 2020) with ​speakers:

– Amna Guellali (Amnesty International Middle East and North Africa Director) and Younes Abouyoub (Director, Governance and State-Building Division for the MENA Region, United Nations).

The event was chaired by ​Francesca Caruso (Junior Researcher, Istituto Affari Internazionali).

Find out more about the Webinar and read the Report on “The Impact of COVID-19 on State-Society Relations in North Africa” at IAI.

Event: EU-LISTCO workshop on Hybrid Governance and Limited Statehood

Event: EU-LISTCO workshop on Hybrid Governance and Limited Statehood

EU-LISTCO organised a workshop on Hybrid Governance and Limited Statehood in the MENA region at the Robert Schuman Centre. The workshop aimed to identify different ways in which constellations of actors can provide governance and help situate the region’s experiences in comparative terms.

Event: “what does it mean to be Jordanian?” organised by the University of Jordan and Al Rai

Event: “what does it mean to be Jordanian?” organised by the University of Jordan and Al Rai

An international conference on “what it means to be Jordanian” was organised by the University of Jordan and Al Rai on the occasion of the Kingdom’s Centennial on 11/04-12/04/2019 in Amman, Jordan. You can read more here

New article by Dr. Karim Makdisi: “The UN and the Arab Uprisings: Reflecting a Confused International Order”

New article by Dr. Karim Makdisi: “The UN and the Arab Uprisings: Reflecting a Confused International Order”

Dr. Karim Makdisi published a new article “The UN and the Arab Uprisings: Reflecting a Confused International Order” in POMEPS, spring 2019.

The article can be found here

Workshop with Dr. Beste İşleyen: “”The Governance of Borders and Migration in the (Southern) Mediterranean: Entanglements of the Domestic, the Regional and the International”

Workshop with Dr. Beste İşleyen: “”The Governance of Borders and Migration in the (Southern) Mediterranean: Entanglements of the Domestic, the Regional and the International”

Dr. Beste İşleyen convened a workshop on “The Governance of Borders and Migration in the (Southern) Mediterranean: Entanglements of the Domestic, the Regional and the International”. The workshop brought together academics with diverse geographical foci, including Italy, Greece, Malta, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia and Turkey. Amsterdam […]