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Join Us on March 22 for a symposium, "Revolutionary Diplomats? Impacts of the Arab Spring on the Formulation and Implementation of North African Foreign Policies"

North African Foreign Policy Symposium

Revolutionary Diplomats?

Impacts of the Arab Spring on the

Formulation and Implementation of North African Foreign Policies

                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday, March 22, 2017

(McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall)

 SESSION 1 (3:00-5:00 PM): Evolving Role of State Actors on the Formulation and Implementation of North African Foreign Policies during the Arab Spring (2011-17)

 Chair: Marcia Hermansen, Director, Islamic World Studies Program, Loyola University Chicago

  • “Constitutional Framework.” Tofigh Maboudi, Loyola University Chicago
  • “Militaries.” Zoltan Barany, University of Texas at Austin
  • “Ministries of Foreign Affairs.” Peter J. Schraeder, Loyola University Chicago
  • “National Security Agencies.” Haykel Ben Mahfoudh, University of Carthage (Tunisia)
  • “Parliaments.” Katherine Michel, Loyola Marymount University

Discussant: Brian Endless, Director, African Studies & African Diaspora Program, Loyola University Chicago

 

SESSION 2 (5:30-7:30 PM): Evolving Role of Non-State Actors on the Formulation and Implementation of North African Foreign Policies during the Arab Spring (2011-17)

 Chair: Tracy Pintchman, Director, Global and International Studies Program, Loyola University Chicago

  • Public Opinion.” Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University
  • “Islamic Parties.” Quinn Mecham, Brigham Young University
  • “Civil Society Actors.” Kirstie Dobbs, Loyola University Chicago
  • “Foreign Fighters, Terrorists, and Insurgent Groups.” Michael Schumacher, Loyola University Chicago

Discussant: Peter J. Schraeder, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago

 Refreshments following each session

Co-Sponsored by PLSC & the AFR, INTS and IWS Programs

Funded by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Frank M. Covey Fund

For further information, contact Brian Endless: bendles@luc.edu