Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #1

The Silk Road of the Middle East  21 February, 17:00-19:00 Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   The first lecture will be on The Middle East as the centre of the world, and its periphery. It will look at how trade, religion, identity and authority have shaped regional and global history not only of the recent past...

Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #2

How to stop migration from Libya?  12 March, 18:00-20:00 Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   A lecture by Mahmoud Jibril Mahmoud Jibril served as the interim Prime Minister of Libya for seven and a half months during the Libyan Civil War, chairing the executive board of the National Transitional Council from 5 March to 23 October...

Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #3

Has the Arab revolution only started?  28 March, 18:00-20:00 Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   A lecture by Koert Debeuf Koert Debeuf is the director of TIMEP Europe. He lived for five years in Cairo from where he travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Before 2011 he was the Chief of Staff of...

Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #4

The future of islamism  17 April, 18:00-20:00 Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   A lecture by Tarek Osman Tarek Osman is an author, essayist, and broadcaster focused on the Arab and Islamic worlds. He is the author of  “Islamism” (2016) and the international bestseller “Egypt on the Brink” (2010). Tarek wrote and presented several BBC documentary...

Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #5

The future of Turkey  25 April, 18:00-20:00 Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   A lecture by Mustafa Akyol Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish journalist and author. He studied political science and history at Bogazici University. He has published six books in Turkish and English, including “Rethinking the Kurdish Question: What Went Wrong, What Next?” (2005). He...