24/02/2011

Arab revolution: what next?

In partnership with the Egmont Institute, the MEDEA Institute organized a conference on the changes taking place in Arab societies since the popular uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria and Jordan.

In view of the current developments in the Arab world, it is urgent to ask questions about the role played by European actors in these changes and the facilitation and consolidation of democratic regimes in the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue . The conference « Arab revolution: what next?  » Came back on recent and upcoming events in the region and tried to shed light on their meaning for these people and how they might influence the future of their people, but also to highlight issues and risks for Belgium and its European allies.

 

MODERATOR:

Marc Trenteseau, Director General of the Egmont Institute

 

PANEL:

  • Bichara Khader, Director at the Center for Studies and Research on the contemporary Arab world, UCL
  • Salam Kawakibi , Research director at the Centre for Arab Reform Initiative and researcher in the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Amsterdam
  • Jean-Louis Mignot, Honorary Ambassador

The conference was held at the Prieuré of Val Duchesse on February 24, 2011, from 4 to 5.30 pm.