When: Nov 19th 2020; 14:45-18:30 CET
The region that spans West Asia and North Africa (WANA) is in a process of a profound transformation. Despite their heterogenous character, all WANA countries experience social, (geo)political, environmental and economic challenges they need to overcome; albeit in different degrees. The current COVID-19 pandemic acts as an accelerator to this development while at the same time exposing the high vulnerability of the region.
CARPO’s first virtual research forum aims to address these reconfigurations in the region. With our speakers and audience, we not only plan to discuss some of the most pressing threats, including geopolitical shifts, questions of a sustainable development and more widespread social contestation, but we will also elaborate on the interplay of the different contexts (national, regional and global) in which these developments take place.
|14.45 – 15.00||Introduction and Welcoming Remarks|
Dr. Marie-Christine Heinze, President CARPO
|15.00 – 15.30||Keynote speech: West Asia and North Africa in Transition:|
Prof. Dr. Thomas Demmelhuber, Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg
|15.30 – 15.45||Short break|
|15.45 – 17.00||Breakout Sessions: Reconfigurations in West Asia and the North Africa (WANA)|
|17.00 – 17.15||Break|
|17.15 – 18.30||Wrap-up: Reconfigurations in West Asia and North Africa (WANA) – Interlinking the National, Regional and Global Dimensions|
Julia Pickhardt, Project Manager/Researcher, CARPO