The Middle East in Upheaval: Shifting Alignments, Alliances and Rivalries

The Middle East in Upheaval: Shifting Alignments, Alliances and Rivalries

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April 112018
5:00pm
SSMS 2nd Floor Conference Room 2135
Mouin Rabbani, speaker
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, host

The Middle East in Upheaval: Shifting Alignments, Alliances and Rivalries
Mouin Rabbani

Wednesday, Apr 11, 5:00 PM
SSMS 2nd Floor Conference Room 2135

Discussant: Nubar Hovsepian
Chapman University, Chair of Political Science

The Middle East has been in upheaval for the better part of a decade. The ensuing uprisings, wars, and conflicts have produced intensified existing regional and international rivalries while also creating new forms of polarization. This lecture will examine the background, development, and consequences of these various alliances and rivalries, and discuss these in the broader context of the Trump administration's emerging Middle East Policy.

About the Speaker:
Mouin Rabbani is an independent researcher and commentator specializing in the contemporary Middle East. He has served as Principal Political Affairs Officer with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Head of Middle East with the Crisis Management Initiative/Martti Ahtisaari Centre, Senior Middle East Analyst and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group. He is Senior Fellow of the Institute for Palestine Studies, Co-Editor of Jadaliyya, Contributing Editor of Middle East Report, Associate Fellow of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network. A graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Rabbani has published and commented widely on Middle East issues, including for most major print, television and digital media.