MEDirections Roundtable | Salafism: Challenged by Radicalization?

When: December 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: online on ZOOM

  An online roundtable organised by the Middle East Directions Programmein collaboration with the PREVEX (Preventing Violent Extremism in the Balkans and the MENA) and theRADEX (Contextualizing Radicalization: the politics of violent extremism) projects. In academic and political discourses on radicalization Read More …

MEDirections Roundtable | After the Peace Agreement

When: November 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Online on ZOOM

Do peace agreements necessarily mean the end of conflicts?  An essential first step to ending civil conflict is the signature of a peace agreement between rival factions. Although such arrangement may contribute to the immediate end of conflict and reestablishment Read More …

Debating stability in North Africa, the Sahel and Horn of Africa: How transnational dynamics and geopolitics impact on governance and development agendas

When: September 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Pisa (Italy), Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies

UPON INVITATION ONLY Promoters The initiative is jointly organised by: European University Institute (EUI), Middle East Directions Programme – Luigi Narbone; Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA), ERIS Research Group – Francesco Strazzari; European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Read More …

MEDirections Annual Conference | Rethinking the ‘State’ in Syria: Violence, Institutional Fragility and Economic Collapse

When: September 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – September 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Online on Zoom

  This conference will close the first stage of the Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria project (WPCS) which has provided operational and strategic analysis of the prospects, challenges, trends and policy options in the Syrian conflict since October 2018. The Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria Read More …