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Arab Spring Workshop

PAIS hosted on the 24-25 November 2011 a workshop titled 'The Arab Spring: Implications for Security and Democracy Promotion'. This workshop brought together a number of scholars from the UK (Warwick, Aberystwyth, Birmingham and York) and overseas (Gothenburg, Washington, Bologna and Florence) in a discussion about the political implications of recent events in the Middle East and North Africa.

Joao Nunes and Oz Hassan, Research Fellows in PAIS, organised the event.

round table participantsListen to excerpts from the Thursday session:

Richard Aldrich
Peter Burnell
Nicola Pratt
Q&A session

expert panel

The workshop consisted of a number of thematic sessions which covered themes such as the regional dimension of the Arab Spring; the role of the US, the EU and China; and local politics and civil society. The first session was open to all members of the Warwick community and registered noteworthy student attendance and participation. The remainder of the workshop provided the opportunity for in-depth discussion among researchers and will open the way for future research initiatives.

Download the full programme.

More information about the workshop can be found on Joao Nunes' website.