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RICHMOND UNIVERSITY LONDON ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM

“The Future of the ‘Arab Spring’; Western Power-Politics in the Middle East in an Era of Diminished Expectations”

Friday, 23 March 2012, 17 Young Street, London W8 5EH (High Street Kensington)

Programme

10.00am Registration

10.30 Welcome Address by Prof John Annette, President, Richmond University

10.45-11.30 Opening address Prof Mustapha Kamal Pasha, University of Aberdeen, “The winter of neo-liberal discontent; the ‘Arab Spring’ in global context” (Chair/Discussant:  Prof Phil Deans, Provost, RU)

11.30 – 13.00 Prof Francois Nectoux, Kingston University, “France and the Libyan crisis”, Dr. Hasan Turunc, RU, “Turkish foreign policy and the ‘Arab Spring’” (Chair/Discussant: Dr. James Boys, RU)

13.30 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.00 Keynote address by Prof Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, “Western power-politics in the Middle East in an era of diminished expectations” (Discussant:  Dr. Hadi Enayat RU, Chair: Prof Wolfgang Deckers, RU)

15.00 – 15.30 Discussion

15.30 – 16.00 Tea/Coffee

16.00 – 17.30 Dr Nicola Pratt, Warwick University, “The Arab-Israeli conflict in the wake of the ‘Arab Spring’”, Dr. Alexander Kazamias, Coventry University, “Egypt’s blocked revolution: the post-colonial state strikes back” ( Discussant: Dr. Preslava Stoeva, RU; Chair: Dr. Martin Brown, RU)

17.30 – 17.40 Profs Alex Seago, Head of Social Sciences, RU, and Vassilis K. Fouskas, RU, “Concluding remarks”

Further information and booking from: jelena.pivovarova@richmond.ac.uk, 0207-3688437

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