Challenges in North Africa after the Arab Spring: Visions from a Transatlantic Perspective


Friday, April 15, 2016, 11:00am to 12:00pm


The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Hoffmann Room, Busch Hall

RCC is pleased to announce this event at the Center for European Studies at Harvard, featuring Bernardino León, General Director, Emirates Diplomatic Academy, Former Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.

The Arab upheavals of 2011 created a strong expectation for new democracies to prevail against past authoritarian regimes. The post-revolutionary political, social, cultural, ideological, and economic landscapes in the region have been stymied by political instability, sectarianism, extremism, and underlying cross-country variations. The European Union and the United States need constructive and coordinated Middle East and North Africa policies that reflect these vastly different realities and are capable of grappling with the unsolved problem of the Arab Spring's unintended consequences. Bernardino Leon, one of the world's most distinguished voices on foreign policy, will discuss the lessons of the demystified Arab Spring and approaches on balancing the influences of the international community in a region facing difficult choices.

Chaired by:  Alan D. Solomont,  Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts, Former U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra 

Sponsors:  Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in European Union Law and GovernmentEU Law and Government Study GroupA Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe Study Group

Contact:  Kim Conant

Registration is required.

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