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New trends in power and politics in the Middle East and North Africa

New trends in power and politics in the Middle East and North Africa, Wednesday 31 January 2018, 08.30-16.00. Find detailed program content and background material at DIIS.dk. You will also revisit the conference as VoD.


Onsdag, den 31. Januar

  09.00-09.05:  Welcome Rasmus Alenius Boserup
  09.05-09.15:  Danish Foreign Policy Goals in the MENA region – Anders Samulesen

Session one

  09.15-11.00: Changes in American and European Foreign Policy in the MENA region
  09.15-09.45: The End of America’s Unipolar Moment, the Trump Administration, and Implications for the Middle East and North Africa – Stephen Grand
  09.45-10.15: European MENA policies in a changing geopolitical environment – Kristina Kausch
  10.15-11.00: Q&A Chair: Louise Riis Andersen

Session two

  11.30-13.15: Trends in Domestic and Regional Conflict in the MENA Region
  11.30-12.00: Persian Gulf Security: The Untenable Balance – Mehran Kamrava
  12.00-12.30: Economy, Demography, and Governance as Drivers of MENA Conflicts – Michele Dunne
  12.30-13.15: Q&A Chair: Helle Malmvig

Session three

  14.00-15.45: Trends in economy, growth and business in the MENA Region
  14.00-14.30: On the Arab Rentier Economies: Widening the Gaps – Giacomo Luciani
  14.30-15.00: Diversification in the GCC Amidst Heightened Uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities – Bassam Fattou
  15.00-15.45: Q&A Chair: Luke Patey
  15.45-16.00: Perspectives: Denmark in a Changing MENA-region – Rasmus Alenius Boserup


Anders Samuelsen, The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Stephen Grand, Executive Director, Middle East Strategy Task Force, Atlantic Council
Kristina Kausch, Senior Research Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Mehran Kamrava, Director, the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University, Qatar
Michele Dunne, Director, the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Giacomo Luciani, Co-director, Executive Master in International Oil and Gas Leadership, Graduate Institute, Geneva
Bassam Fattouh, Director, the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, and Professor, the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


Rasmus Alenius Boserup, Senior Researcher, DIIS
Louise Riis Andersen, Senior Researcher, DIIS
Helle Malmvig, Senior Researcher and Academic Coordinator, DIIS
Luke Patey, Senior Researcher, DIIS