Ten years after the Arab Spring, the change promised by that fateful season has been minimal at best. The common thread moving through Arab society in this third millennium is precisely the overall feeling of incompletion, making any prospect of economic revival more dismal due to the arrival of a lethal health crisis. This timely publication, the product of a two day conference held in December 2020, aims to bring together some of the best minds in reflection on the past decade of stumbles and obstacles in the Arab world and what hope does the Tunisian Exception hold for the future.
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The current political situation in Post-Soviet countries, primarily the Russian Federation, raises questions about the cultural roots of today’s prevailing nationalist political ideologies and behaviours. The international scientific community has to overcome the lack of knowledge about Russia’s Post-Soviet history, also in order to avoid the sheer repetition of old clichés – liberal -western opinions versus a despotic-eastern world
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Join us online for a momentous virtial roundtable on Friday 11 March at 12pm EST / 6pm CET – With José Casanova, Craig Calhoun, Sean Golden, Andrea Graziosi, Shada Islam, Marlene Laruelle, Mikhail Minakov
A dark air of impending war hangs once again over Eastern Europe. As Russia amasses thousands of troops on the Ukrainian border and brings its demands for NATO “security guarantees” to a new level, there is fear that the situation on the ground may escalate at any time into open military confrontation. This panel, featuring world-renowned experts on post-Soviet geopolitics, will seek to unpack those very underlying conditions, and find out if and how there is any room to be had for political compromise.
Relationships among national and international institutions and religious organizations and communities color politics, governance expectations, and daily life in much of the world. The upheavals of the COVID-19 crisis have cast new light on perennial issues of ethics and belief fundamental for institutions and processes of governance. As we move into an unsettling post-COVID-19 era, global religious and interfaith networks aspire to revitalized roles in advancing global agendas. Many questions will arise along the path, including how religious ideals are framed and how contested questions—theological, philosophical, and practical—are to be addressed.