Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) Workshop: ‘The Arab Uprising: Researching the Revolutions’
The MBI Al Jaber Foundation sponsored five academic participants selected to present papers at CBRL’s workshop, ‘The Arab Uprising: Researching the Revolutions’, held in Amman, Jordan on 22nd & 23rd September, 2014. The workshop aimed to give interested researchers the opportunity to critically engage with the evolving contemporary crises across the Middle East and North Africa. It focused in particular on the nature of popular uprisings and democratic transformation as well as the challenges surrounding the mass displacement of people.
The workshop was very successful and well-attended with interesting and skilfully presented talks by young academics who expressed particular gratitude to Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber for his support. Abdelilah al-Khatib, ex-Minister for Foreign Affairs and special UN envoy for Libya introduced and spoke at the workshop. The Public Lecture, ‘The Political Subject in the ‘Arab Spring’’, was presented by Professor Philip Marfleet from the University of East London.
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