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Regional (dis)order in the Middle East: historical legacies and current (April 11, 2017)

A NEW-MED CONFERENCE

REGIONAL (DIS)ORDER IN THE MIDDLE EAST: HISTORICAL LEGACIES AND CURRENT SHIFTS

Bologna, Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Organized by Istituto Affari Internazionali and The Johns Hopkins University Sais Europe, Bologna

On April 11, 2017, the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Bologna (JHU) will host an international conference convened within the framework of New-Med, an ongoing “Track II” initiative that aims to create a network of analysts, practitioners and research centres to foster dialogue and an exchange of ideas on key-contemporary issues affecting the Mediterranean region.

Jointly organised by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the JHU, the conference is entitled “Regional (Dis)order in the Middle East: Historical Legacies and Current Shifts”. Invited participants, drawn from a mix of internationally renown academics and policy-makers, will gather in Bologna to trace ongoing dynamics back to major historical junctures, discuss the new potential regional order, examine the rising of non-state and hybrid actors, and analyze the role of international and regional players.