Armed conflict in the MENA region since 2011: keys, trends and challenges for peace

9 May 2024. From 18:30 | Conference | Spanish | IEMed

The wave of revolts and protests that shook the MENA region since the end of 2010 led to dynamics of repression, violence rise and in the activation of a series of armed conflicts that have been among the most intense globally. What elements characterize the armed conflict in this region, which has repeatedly been described as the ‘least peaceful in the world’? What trends have been observed in this past decade? What mechanisms have been deployed to try to address these armed conflicts through political and dialogue paths, and to what extent have they responded to the need for transformative and inclusive approaches? What recent (and current) dynamics condition the prospects for peace in the region? Based on the analysis and regular monitoring carried out by the Escola de Cultura de Pau, this session will attempt to offer keys to the evolution of armed conflict since 2011 and to point out some of the challenges for peace in the MENA region.

Conference by Pamela Urrutia Arestizábal, a researcher at the Escola de Cultura de Pau (the UAB). She holds a postgraduate diploma in Conflict Communication and Peace and a Master’s degree in International Studies from the IBEI. Her research focuses on armed conflict, socio-political crises and peacebuilding analysis in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as well as the gender perspective within these processes. 

Moderated by Laura Feliu, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and co-organised with the Master’s Degree in International Relations, Security and Development, UAB.

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Pamela Urrutia

Researcher Escola de Cultura de Pau (UAB)
Laura Feliu

Laura Feliu

Senior Lecturer in International Relations UAB

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