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Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Saturday October 24, 2015
The End of Arab Spring: Conflict, Continuity or Change in the Middle East’
The Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA)’s Second International Symposium will be held at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom on Saturday October 24, 2015, focussing on responding to the changing socio-political nature of the Middle East. The symposium will take place in one day, and will consist of two keynote speeches, at the start and end of the day, with a choice of four themed workshops to attend.
Call for Papers
The Middle East has changed dramatically since the events of what has become known as the Arab Spring, beginning in late 2010. As the region approaches the fifth anniversary of the start of the uprisings, this symposium aims to explore the key characteristics of a changing region post uprisings. Given the contradictions across the region, it is necessary to consider whether this ‘Spring’ and its ensuing conflicts has facilitated tangible change within the region, or whether they display continuity with the past.
To participate in the symposium with a paper, please send an abstract of 300 words by 31 August 2015 to
AMEPPA welcomes research based upon the following topics, which are the main themes of this conference:
-          The political climate and dynamics of governance of states within the Middle East
-          The role of non-state actors and relations with states
-          The status of minority groups within the region
-          The approach taken to studying a changing region (including, but not limited to discussions
           surrounding orientalism and stereotyping of populations)