March 10, 2016 - March 11, 2016

The Middle East Directions Research Meeting, entitled Rethinking the Middle East: Transformations, Flows and (Dis)orders, brought together over 40 researchers, policy-makers and activists working on the MENA region. It was the inaugural event of the new Middle East Directions Programme at the RSCAS. This programme has the ambition of becoming a point of reference for researchers on the MENA region. It will favour exchanges and long-term collaborations between researchers and activists from the two shores of the Mediterranean, putting emphasis on empirical findings in order to produce academic analyses relevant for policy-makers. The main objective is to stimulate new approaches and policy responses to the many problems which affect the region and have a direct impact on Europe. 

To read the full programme click here: Rethinking the Middle East: Transformations, Flows and (Dis)orders