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Stability and the future of the Middle East – a LUPEF Panel Discussion

10 december, 2015 @ 18:30 - 20:30

| SEK20

Welcome to this LUPEF panel discussion with leading scholars on the topic of “Stability and the Future of the Middle East”.

Hence a long history of instability in the Middle East, LUPEF committee of social science wants to invite both members and other participants to this interesting event, concerning the possible future developments and challenges facing the area of the Middle East.

The night will start of with short presentations on subjects such as: “Nation and State in the Contemporary Middle East”, “Non-state Actors and Proxies in the Middle East” and “Hyper-securitization, the Management of Savagery and the Modus Operandi of Daesh”.

After the presentations there will be a short break where coffee and light snacks will be sold with proceedings going to the annual Musikhjälpen charity (literally “Music Aid”, arranged annually by the National Swedish Radio). During this break we will gather questions from the audience,. When this has been made we will follow up by a moderated discussion with the panellists and its moderator Magnus Jerneck for about as long as 45 minutes.

The panelists:

Maysam Behravesh, PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science and Research Fellow at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Lund University, with a focus on security studies, nuclear politics and political psychology.

Spyros Sofos, Lecturer at CMES with a research focus on social identities, collective action, conflict and conflict transformation and Muslim communities in Europe, the mediation of Jihad, and the ‘social construction’ of the Islamic State (IS) in particular.

Umut Özkirimli, Professor of Political Science at CMES with a research focus on nationalism, multiculturalism, identity politics and social movements.

Jan-Inge Svensson, Colonel (Ret), CO Swedish Armed Forces Intelligence and Security Centre, Head of Intelligence at UNPROFOR and EU Operational HQ.s. Senior Adviser at the Folke Bernadotte Academy (Crisis and Information Management) – Subject: “Does international military operation favour stability or instability in the Middle East? The importance of coordinated military and political end state”.

Sampol and LUPEF

Date: 10th of December
Time: Inlet at 18:30 (..), and estimated to end at approx 20:30
Place: Café Athén, in AF-borgen
Price: Free for all LUPEF-members, 20 SEK for other participants


10 december, 2015
18:30 - 20:30


Lunds universitets politiska och ekonomiska förening