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Critical Voices Not Welcome?
New Faces Conference meets in Rabat, Morocco to address media, politics, and freedom of expression in North Africa
15/11/2013 - 17/11/2013 | 09:00 - 18:00 | Rabat | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Media/Information
Critical Voices Not Welcome?
Twenty young researchers, media practitioners, policy makers, and civil society representatives from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, and Europe gathered for the 19th New Faces conference in Rabat on November 15–17 to discuss current developments in the areas of media and freedom of expression. Four plenary sessions featured experts such as historian Maâti Monjib (Mohammed V University, Rabat) and the journalist and media expert Fatima el-Issawi (LSE).
Category: Media/Information, Near and Middle East/North Africa
North Africa: Back to the Streets, Back to the Drawing Board?
Highlights of the 17th DGAP International Summer School
29/08/2013 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
North Africa: Back to the Streets, Back to the Drawing Board?
What will become of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Is there still a genuine desire for change in North Africa’s streets, squares, and Internet forums? Will countries take the time they need to craft solid constitutions? Summer School participants from North Africa, Turkey, and Europe took a close look at specific political and economic developments in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco, and also discussed the geopolitical implications of current events in the region.
Category: Government and Society, Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa
North Africa’s Difficult Transition
Arab and European experts discuss current political developments in the region as part of the DGAP summer school
19/08/2013 - 29/08/2013 | 09:00 - 17:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
 North Africa’s Difficult Transition
Some 50 participants and speakers from over ten countries will meet in Berlin as part of the DGAP’s EU-Middle East Forum. During the two-week program, they will examine the political restructurings underway in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, discuss the constitution-drafting process and the potential of social participation, and debate the political role of the military and of Islam. They will also explore what these upheavals mean for the rest of the region and how external actors should respond.
Category: Government and Society, Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa
3rd Alumni Reunion on “The Changing Face of the Middle East”
A Warm Reunion and Serious Discussions
15/11/2012 - 18/11/2012 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa
3rd Alumni Reunion on “The Changing Face of the Middle East”
The 3rd Alumni Reunion brought together 74 Alumni of EUMEF and its predecessor programmes. It was held in Berlin, 15-18 November, and was kicked off with a keynote speech by Marina Ottaway.
Category: Near and Middle East/North Africa
Political Islam after the Uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia
17th New Faces Conference on „Pluralism in Egypt and Tunisia – How the Political Opening is Changing Islamist Forces”
04/10/2012 - 07/10/2012 | 10:00 - 18:00 Democratization/System Change
Political Islam after the Uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia
The third and last New Faces Conference in 2012 was held in Cairo from 4-7 October. During the conference, 20 young professionals analyzed the impact of the political opening and the emerging pluralistic systems on Islamist forces in Egypt and Tunisa.
Category: Democratization/System Change
Egypt and Tunisia in Transition
At the DGAP summer school, young scholars and renowned experts developed proposals for the transformation process
27/08/2012 - 07/09/2012 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
Egypt and Tunisia in Transition
Abandoning Western prejudices must be a part of this. Contrary to common perceptions, democracy and Islam suit each other well – this was the conclusion of an event with Tariq Ramadan, Professor for Islamic Studies at Oxford. Egyptian Political scientist Mustafa Kamal Al-Sayyid showed how civil society can be strengthened as source of political inspiration. Around 50 participants and speakers from over ten countries convened at the DGAP EU-Middle East Forum for two weeks in Berlin.
Category: Government and Society, Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa, Egypt
Egypt‘s Alarming Economic Situation
16th New Faces Conference on “Socio-Economic Malaise as a Security Threat - Which Model and Reforms for Egypt?”
28/06/2012 - 01/07/2012 | 09:00 - 18:00 Egypt
Egypt‘s Alarming Economic Situation
At the heart of the Egyptian protests lay demands for economic and social reforms to improve the harsh living conditions of the majority of the population and allow for a life in dignity.
Category: Egypt
Joining In: Islamist Political Movements in Electoral Processes
13/03/2012 | 17:00 - 19:00 North Africa, Democratization/System Change
Category: Democratization/System Change, North Africa
A Mental Revolution is Needed!
The 15th New Faces Conference on “Transitions in Egypt and Tunisia through the Prism of Gender Equality”
02/02/2012 - 05/02/2012 | 19:00 | Kairo | Near and Middle East/North Africa, Democratization/System Change
A Mental Revolution is Needed!
One year after the toppling of presidents Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak, developments regarding gender equality in Tunisia and Egypt are sobering. In Egypt, only two percent of the recently elected members of parliament are female and even liberal, secular parties lacked many female candidates. Ongoing developments, especially the strengthening of Islamist parties, suggest that things will probably get worse before getting better.
Category: Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa
“A revolution is not a democracy”
15th DGAP International Summer School
11/07/2011 - 21/07/2011 | 09:00 - 18:00 | DGAP | Arab countries, Democratization/System Change
“A revolution is not a democracy”
Although the Western media has already shifting its focus to other topics, the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia are far from over. How will the events in North Africa affect democracy and security in the region? Can the West play a positive role moving forward?
Category: Demography, Economy and Finance, Democratization/System Change, Near and Middle East/North Africa

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