After the Uprisings:The Arab World in Freefall, Fragmentation or Reconfiguration?

Sponsored by Princeton University and the American University of Beirut

Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5

Time: 8:15am

Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University

New realities and challenges confront the Middle East. State fragmentation and occasional collapse, sectarian conflicts, authoritarian resilience, stifled civil societies, economic devastation, soaring unemployment, massive refugee flows, the emergence of new non-state actors and the "Islamic State", recalibrated big power interventions in the region, and the affirmation of long-standing regional powers are some of the new trends and developments facing the region. 

Alongside these challenges, there are new opportunities as well. Societies are far more committed to principles of social justice. And civil societies and organizational life are at the forefront of many debates. This conference will bring together academics, policy-makers, civil society activists and intellectuals from the Middle East, Europe, and the US to discuss these pressing issues.

Free and open to the public upon mandatory registration.

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