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European-Middle Eastern Encounters

PhD-workshop arranged by Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark and Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, in cooperation with the Research School of Regional Studies

3rd & 4th of December 2009

Venue: Conference Room 99 and 100, Conference Section, University of Southern Denmark

This PhD-workshop aims at discussing important recent research discussions and controversies related to European-Middle Eastern encounters.

The workshop is divided in two parts:

The first section (day 1) consists of panels covering the following themes:
• Radicalisation and regime legitimacy in the Middle East – implications for Mediterranean encounters
• Ethnopolitics, migration and the security paradigm in the Mediterranean region

The second section (day 2) will consist of discussions of PhD projects related to the overall theme of the workshop. Researchers from the three panels below will comment and give response to PhD projects presented by the participating PhD students. The researchers giving response to the PhD-projects will be:

Francesco Cavatorta, Associate Professor, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University
Götz Nordbruch, Ass. Professor, Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark
Michelle Pace, Associate Professor, Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
Peter Seeberg, Associate Professor, Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark
Jørgen Bæk Simonsen, Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
Morten Valbjørn, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus

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