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EPLO Member Organisation Event – Protest movements in the Arab World: Opportunities, challenges and prospects for the protest movements in Iraq, Lebanon and Sudan

May 20 @ 16:00 - 18:00 CEST

Ten years ago, the Arab world witnessed a wave of uprisings and protest movements which ultimately led to the ouster of long-standing autocratic rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. With the exception of Tunisia, however, the initial enthusiasm of the wave of Arab Uprisings was curbed by outbreaks of violence and war, and repressive policies in most countries of the region.

Yet many of the key demands of the protest movements around social justice, political participation, accountability of leadership, and socioeconomic perspectives remain unaddressed. These demands are again at the centre stage in recently re-emerging waves of protest such as in Iraq, Lebanon and Sudan.

To look at current developments, exchange experiences and discuss implications for conflict transformation, the Berghof Foundation would like to invite you to this online panel discussion between renowned experts and activists from the Middle East:

Protest movements in the Arab World
Opportunities, challenges and prospects
for the protest movements in Iraq, Lebanon and Sudan
20 May 2021
16:00-18:00 CEST (icalics)
Online event via Zoom I Language: English

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Agenda

Reflection on the engagement of international mediators with protest movements

  • Lakhdar Brahimi, former UN Special Envoy in Iraq and former Joint Special Representative of the UN and Arab League for Syria
  • Andrew Gilmour, Executive Director, Berghof Foundation
Panel discussion on challenges and prospects of recent protest movements and their role in transition processes with

  • Dr. Véronique Dudouet, Senior Researcher, Berghof Foundation
  • Hanaa Edwar, human rights activist, founder of Iraqi Al-Amal Association and co-founder of Iraqi Women’s Network, Iraq
  • Diana Menhem, Managing Director, Kulluna Irada, Lebanon
  • Mohammed Farouk Salman (tbc), former Executive Secretary, Sudan call

Moderation: Ramzi Merhej, Berghof Foundation

Details

Date:
May 20
Time:
16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Event Category:

Organiser

Berghof Foundation
Website:
https://www.berghof-foundation.org/

Venue

online

Details

Date:
May 20
Time:
16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Event Category:

Organiser

Berghof Foundation
Website:
https://www.berghof-foundation.org/

Venue

online