Sunday 17 July 2011The annual seminar last year was again held at Wiston House,
the home of the Wilton Park International Conference Centre.
Europe, her southern neighbours, and Turkey
The ‘Arab Spring’ throughout much of the North Africa and the Middle East has captivated the world. How will the European Union (EU) react to developments in its Southern Neighbours? Can the EU offer its neighbours more aid and investment, and improved trade access? How are the revolutions for greater democracy likely to unfold, in particular in Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen? What impact will they have for the EU in terms of immigration and energy security? Does Turkey, in light of its summer 2011 election, offer a model of democracy in Muslim countries?
The main sessions:
Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East Programme,
Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London
Domestic Developments in North Africa and the Middle East
Ahmed Naguib, member of the Egyptian Revolutionary Leadership
The Revolution in Egypt
Roger Moore, recently member, European External Action Service, Brussels
The EU’s evolving policy towards Africa
Dr Sameh Aboul-Enein, Academic specialising in Security Issues, London Security and Disarmament in North Africa and the Middle East
and Implications for the EU
His Excellency Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz, Ambassador, Turkish Embassy, London
Turkey after the Election:
a Model for Countries in North Africa and the Middle East ?