CRIC seminar: Negotiating the Arab Spring – University of Copenhagen

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CRIC seminar: Negotiating the Arab Spring

Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts (CRIC) invites to a seminar on Negotiating the Arab Spring with I. William Zartman and Nagieb Khaja.

Saturday 12th April 2014, 14.00-16.00

Negotiation has been vital in conducting the transitions of the Arab Spring over the past three years, even when they turn into civil wars as in Syria.  Its dynamics tell much about the nature and outcomes of the events, and about the nature of negotiation itself.

The seminar will include presentations followed by a discussion. The first speaker at the seminar will be I. Wiliam Zartman, who is the Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization and Conflict Resolution at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.  Zartman is the author of numerous, highly acclaimed books and other academic publications on the issues of negotiations, conflict management, Africa and the Middle East.
The second speaker will be Nagieb Khaja who is a Danish journalist and documentary director well known for his work from the battleground of Afghanistan and Syria telling the story of fighters, ordinary people and the realities of war.  In 2013 he among other things did a series of articles about foreign fighters in Lattakia province where he interviewed one of the leaders of Muhajireen wal Ansar, which is now a part of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Please register at no later than 11th April 2014.


14:00-14.05  Introduction, Assistant Professor Nikolas Emmanuel, CRIC (KU)

14:05-14:45   I. William Zartman, “Negotiating the Arab Spring”

14:45-15:05   Nagieb Khaja, "The Radicalization of
the Revolution"

15:05-15:15   Coffee Break

15:15-16:00   Q&A