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 ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt. He was also speechwriter, spokesperson and chief advisor of the Prime Minister of Belgium. He is a founding member of the pro-European Spinelli Group and of the Arab Leaders for Freedom and Democracy.

Mr. Debeuf is the author of “Inside the Arab Revolution: Three Years on the Front Line of the Arab Spring” (2014), in which he analyses the events in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. He holds an M.A. in history from the universities of Leuven and Bologna, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Oxford University.

Follow him on Twitter @koertdebeuf.


The lecture will be introduced by Jan Völkel, Researcher IES


Jan Völkel is Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow for a research project on “The role of national parliaments in the Arab transformation processes”. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and had teaching/research appointments at the Universities of Freiburg, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Duhok (Iraqi Kurdistan), Al-Quds (Abu Dis), the Royal Scientific Society Amman and the European University Institute Florence. He is also a member of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities.



Free access on a first come first served basis and until the room reaches full capacity.

Read about the other lectures in this Masterclass here.

This Masterclass is co-organised by TIMEP Europe, Arab Leaders for Freedom and Democracy, and the Institute for European Studies at VUB.


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