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Durham University

Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

The State of the Arab State

Thursday 5 December 2019, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Hatfield College Dining Room

Durham University

The Institute of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS) is delighted to be hosting a research workshop on the theme of The State of the Arab State, funded by the AHRC and co-hosted by Professor Oliver Schlumberger (Tübingen University) on the occasion of his Matariki Network-funded visit to Durham University. The workshop is one in an international series of events directed by Professor Schlumberger and aiming to stimulate broader reflection on democracy and authoritarian resilience in the region, as well as the significance and impact of the Arab Spring on political institutions.

Guest speakers (confirmed):

Professor Oliver Schlumberger, Tübingen University

Professor Eberhard Kienle, Sciences Po Paris

Professor Raymond Hinnebusch, University of St Andrews

Dr Inna Rudolf, Kings College London

Dr Koray Saglam, Tübingen University

Dr Matteo Capasso, European University Institute

Dr Philip Gater-Smith, Tübingen University

Workshop attendance is free, but places are limited and will be assigned on a first come first basis. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for all participants. Please express your interest in attending to Jacopo Scita at by Friday 29 November 2019.