Conflict Management in the Middle East

Conflict Management in the Middle East

14 March 2019

19:30 - 21:30

1. A Historical Perspective: from the First World War to the Arab Spring.(14 Mar)

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From the First World War to the Arab Spring


Thu 14, 21 and 28 Mar, and 11 Apr – 19:30 to 21:30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Center, Bonnefantenstraat 2

Robert Serry
Former United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, and the UN Secretary-General’s Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority

This series offers insight in the many conflicts that have been ripping the Middle East apart and looks at the role of the international community in these events. In the first lecture, the Middle East of today will be put into the historical context of colonial politics since the First World War still casting a shadow over the region. Against this background international conflict management and mediation will be analysed, with special attention given to the Arab-Israeli conflict (second lecture) and how to deal with terrorism (third lecture). Finally, the question why the promise of an Arab Spring turned into an Arab Tempest will be discussed.

The individual lectures

1. A Historical Perspective: from the First World War to the Arab Spring. (14 Mar)
2. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Re-thinking the Two State Paradigm? ( 21 Mar)
3. How to Deal with Violent Non-state Actors ("Terrorists")? (28 Mar)
4. Why did the Arab Spring Turn Violent? (11 Apr)

Costs whole series
UM students €8
UM employees and students from other schools €20
Others €40

21 March 2019

19:30 - 21:30

2. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Re-thinking the Two State Paradigm? ( 21 Mar)

28 March 2019

19:30 - 21:30

3. How to Deal with Violent Non-state Actors ("Terrorists")? (28 Mar)

11 April 2019

19:30 - 21:30

4. Why did the Arab Spring Turn Violent? (11 Apr)