The Institute for Turkish Studies (Stockholm University) and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) are pleased to welcome you to SWEMENA’S Second Annual Conference at Stockholm University on 24-25th August 2023. The conference is organised by the SWEMENA Steering Committee.

This interdisciplinary event marks the second anniversary of the establishment of SWEMENA – the Swedish Middle East and North Africa Network. The annual conference reflects SWEMENA’S main objective: to bring together different communities of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers across Sweden with an interest in the Middle East and North Africa region.  SWEMENA encourages the dissemination and discussion of new research on Middle Eastern politics and society and provides a network for scholars, students, policy-makers, and others with related research interests.

The papers presented at the conference will cover a variety of topics and disciplines, for instance, political and social movements; gender; governance; displacement; ecology, international relations; diasporas; and religion.

The Conference is organised by the SWEMENA Steering Committee:
Alaa Tartir – Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Ellen Lust – The Program on Governance and Local Development, Gothenburg University
Isabell Schierenbeck –  School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University
Josepha Wessels – School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University
Karin Aggestam – Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University
Paul T. Levin – Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies, Stockholm University 
Rouzbeh Parsi – The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) 

SWEMENA Coordinator:
Isabella Aslan – The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)

The deadline for registering is June 24, 2023. Registration form for attendees

(Please note that speakers should register using a separate link by June 19. For more info, get in touch with Isabella Aslan at UI).