The Middle East Directions Roundtables take place on the fourth Monday of each month, aiming to provide a forum to discuss and debate key issues and developments in the MENA region.
The open, informal brainstorming sessions encourage collaboration and sharing of different perspectives, with a view to building a deeper understanding of the selected topic and dynamic in the region. The discussions also aim to reflect on future scenarios and provide possible policy recommendations.
The Roundtables will be led by the MEDirections research team, bringing together interested EUI colleagues and external guests. In the week following each event, the team will circulate a MEDirections Roundtable Memo summarizing the key points of the discussion.
- Political Turmoil in Saudi Arabia: Implications for the Region (12/12/2017)
- Egyptian Presidential Elections: Implications on the Regime and the Opposition (8/2/2018)
- Post-IS Elections in Iraq: An Assessment (23/5/2018)
- Religious Minorities and Support to Authoritarian Regimes in the Middle East (13/6/2018)
- The new Syria: Land confiscations and the right to return for refugees (22/10/2018)
- Excluded generations and non-inclusive nations: a demographic approach of crises in the Arab world (30/11/2018)
- Conversions to Islam in the West – and conversion of the West to Islam? (12/12/2018)