Assessing Policy towards a Changing & Tumultuous Middle East

mercredi, 25 septembre 2019 - 1:00 pm5:00 pm
Anna Bogic
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CIPS and Fragile States Research Network present:

Over the last 20 years, the Middle East has been one of the most tumultuous and strategically important regions in the world. We have seen cases where countries have undergone radical transformations, cases where countries have maintained a more-or-less stable trajectory, and cases where countries have been nudged onto or pushed along a path determined by others. Regional powerhouses and other international actors, like Canada, have left their mark on these countries through political, security, development and humanitarian support.

The objective of this special interactive event is to shed light on the recent challenges associated with the region and to offer evidence-based analysis, which is forward-thinking, and policy-relevant and on which Western decision-makers can draw. To do this, the Middle East experts leading the event will provide analysis under two main themes: fragile and conflict-affected states by focusing on Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen; and regional actors by focusing on Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine. 

Event sponsored by CIPS, the School of Political Studies and the Joint Chair in Women's Studies


  • Michael Attallah, PhD (Privy Council’s Office)
  • Jeremy Wildeman, PhD (Fellow at the University of Bath and member of UOttawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre)
  • Philip Leech, PhD (CIPS and member of UOttawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre)
  • May Telmissany, PhD (UOttawa)
  • Mike Fleet (Senior Researcher, Institute on Governance)
  • Rasha Jarhum (Co-founder and Director of Peace Track Initiative)
  • Ruby Dagher, PhD (UOttawa)

Opening by Nadia Abu-Zahra, PhD (Associate Professor at SIDGS and Joint Chair in Women's Studies at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University)

Panels moderated by Lauchlan T. Munro, PhD (Associate Professor at SIDGS) and Emily Wills, PhD (Associate Professor at the School of Political Studies)