Renowned expert Stéphane Lacroix presents the fractures, evolution and dilemmas of political Islam

23 January 2020 | Press release

Stéphane Lacroix, Doctor in Political Sciences (Sciences Po) and Researcher at the Center for International Studies and Research (CERI), opens the meeting on Thursday 23 January of the Aula Mediterrània cycle.

 Professor of Political Science (Siences Po) offers his vision on Political Islam and its main characteristics at the IEMed on Thursday, January 23 at 6.30 p.m.

Although in the late 1990s some scholars spoke of the “failure” or “decline” of political Islam, Islamist formations emerged as the big winners in the elections after the 2011 revolutions. But what is “Political Islam” ? How have these revolutions and their aftermath changed, some as forceful as the military removal of President Morsi and the persecution of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? And what is the outlook for the future of political Islam in the Arab world?

Stéphane Lacroix, PhD in Political Science from Science Po and researcher at the Center for International Studies and Research (CERI) will talk about all this. The conference will be presented by Lurdes Vidal, director of the Arab and Mediterranean World department (IEMed) and professor of the Master’s in International Relations (URL – Blanquerna).

The Aula Mediterrània 2019-2020 cycle of conferences is a collaboration of the IEMed with 13 university master’s degrees and offers 25 conferences on key issues of the contemporary Mediterranean between the months of October 2019 and May 2020.