CMES Research Seminar: Exile, Identity, and Mobilization- New Dynamics in Post-2011 Arab Diasporas

Based on new empirical research conducted with Libyan, Iraqi, and Yemeni diasporas and drawing on social movement analysis, the seminar will explore new forms and directional flows of political remittances that are taking place, and the various factors that mediate the act of remitting politically.


Dr. Sarah Ann Rennick, Deputy Director of the independent think tank Arab Reform Initiative (ARI) based in Paris.

When: 14 September, 13.15-14.30 (CEST)
Where: Virtual
Registration: Follow this link to register for the event

Guest Seminar at University of Gothenburg: Benjamin Schuetze

The Centre for European Research  and The Program on Governance and Local Development at the University of Gothenburg will co-host a guest seminar with Dr. Benjamin Schuetze.

Benjamin will present his book – Promoting Democracy, Reinforcing Authoritarianism – discussing how US and EU democracy promotion reinforces authoritarianism rather than promotes democracy in Jordan (see full description below).

Benjamin’s research interest lies in authoritarian practices and the politics of intervention. Exploring the often-contradictory effects of external interventions in the Middle East and North Africa, his work is at the intersection of international relations, Middle Eastern politics, critical security studies, and transregional studies.

Date: 14/9, 9.15-10.45 CEST
Place: Zoom
Registration: University of Gothenburg website