Arab States in Transition: The West’s Mediterranean Challenge
Dr Gary Bunt, Reader in Islamic Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Cesare Merlini, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings
Olivier Roy, Professor of Social and Political Theory, European University Institute
Chair: Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
The panellists will explore the profound social, cultural and religious changes taking place in the Arab states of the Mediterranean and how these will affect their fundamental transitions in governance. They will also consider the ramifications for the West and the policy options for dealing with this new world.