Local agreements in Syria: A tool to stabilise Syria?

When: March 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A seminar organised in the framework of the The Middle East Directions Programme With Dr. Agnès Favier (RSCAS Visiting Fellow) Wednesday 22 March 16.00-18.00 Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia Local truces, promoted by several diplomatic actors and analysts in 2014 while Read More …

All for one and one for all? Coalitions in the fight against terrorism

When: March 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

Like the mythological Hydra, multilateral coalitions have many heads and the potential to be extremely effective. Unlike the Hydra, however, the coalition’s heads often go their own way, following their own strategy even when it is at odds with the Read More …

Migration challenges: What can Libya’s local communities do?

When: February 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Capella, Villa Schifanoia, Fiesole

Migration challenges: What can Libyaʼs local communities do?   Speaker: Musab El Gaed (MEDirections Associate, Libya) Tuesday 28 February 2017 11 a.m – 1 p.m Capella, Villa Schifanoia Organised in the framework of the The Middle East Directions Programme  At their Read More …

The Future of Christians in the Middle East

When: December 7, 2016 @ 8:56 am – 5:15 pm
Where: European University Institute

While the Arab spring offered an opportunity for religious and ethnic minorities to obtain their full rights in new democratic political regimes, the violent turn of events in many Arab countries has put religious and ethnic minorities under unprecedented threats. Read More …

Book Presentation: “Le Djihad et la mort” by Olivier Roy

When: November 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italy

Wednesday 23 November 17.00-19.00 Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia Chair: Catherine Cornet Why do young Europeans suddenly turn to terrorist violence? What are the main causes of radicalization? There are as many answers to these questions as there are different frameworks of Read More …

The Future of Iraq after ISIS

When: November 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italy

The Future of Iraq after ISIS  A seminar organised in the framework of the The Middle East Directions Programme  With Dr. Yehia al-Kubaisi   Thursday 17 November 10.00-12.00 Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia     Yehia al-Kubaisi is a consultant for the Read More …

Transformations in the Middle-East: The EU’s response

When: June 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Transformations in the Middle-East: The EU’s response Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:00pm 3:00 p.m  The current Syrian and Libyan conflicts are having a major impact in the neighboring countries and the EU plays a critical role in this scenario. The Read More …