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Understanding MENA: Arab revolutions and the West

Time: 9.00am - 6.59pm
Venue: Room 4009, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: £20

Understanding MENA: Arab revolutions and the West

"If you don't see me I'll burn myself! How do you expect me to make a living!"

The last words of a martyr, Mohammed Bouazizi, catalyst of the Arab Spring. This ongoing socio-political event has toppled decades-long governments and ideologies, yet the Middle East continues to undergo transition. The rise of non-state actors such as ISIS and the refugee crisis in Syria has increased not only our attention on the Arab world but proved that the West cannot remain aloof from these events as they migrate from the heart of Islam and Christianity to the shores of Europe.

This one day conference is exclusively focused on the Middle East and the effects of the Arab Spring on the West and Europe. With the ongoing Brexit partially prompted by the refugee crisis, there is no better time to discuss the politics of the Arab world. 

Topics to cover include: Arab Spring, Qataer-Guly crisis, Trump and MENA, and Islamism, terrorism and MENA, and participants are invited to submit an abstract to menaconference@kingston.ac.uk. The submission deadline is January 15 and we will inform you if we have accepted your abstract on February 15.  

Please click here to visit the conference website and view more information.

Sponsored by the Centre for Research in Communities, Identities and Difference (CResCID).

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Atsuko Ichijo
Email: A.Ichijo@kingston.ac.uk

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