As uprisings spread across the Middle East in 2011, Jordan remained relatively stable in comparison to its regional counterparts. Despite conflict on its borders, the rise of ISIS and a large influx of refugees as a result of the Syrian civil war, Jordan has managed to avoid political upheaval and meaningful political reform.
The panel examine developments on the domestic scene, including economic austerity and the potential impact of a new wave of political mobilization that is youth-driven, highly informal and reform-oriented.
Alsharifeh Noor Bint Ali, First Secretary, Digital Diplomat, the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, London
Dr Curtis R. Ryan, Professor of Political Science, Department of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University
Chair: Dr Neil Quilliam, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House