#IPEVLIVE | Navigating the Transition from Violent Radicalization in the Context of Autocracy
Transition from Violence: Lessons from the MENA Region | Tuesday, May 18th
Violence and the widespread public desire to transition from violence has been a major concern in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region for many Years. More recently, the pandemic has increased the level of misery and dislocation in the MENA region amid fears that desperate current circumstances may trigger more violence. At the same time, the pandemic crisis may also present new opportunities for a more peaceful future in the MENA region and even a more hopeful model for the rest of the world.
Join us for the first session of #IPEVLive: Navigating the Transition from Violent Radicalization in the Context of Autocracy
This panel will explore the emergence of radicalization within contemporary Islam that further complicates efforts to reduce and eliminate violence in the MENA region.
Scholars tracking this issue will discuss the current relationship between Salafism and jihadism and outline research projects and ideas that would better illuminate the role of political and religious doctrines on the probable outcome of efforts to transition from violence.
Andrew Lebovich, Policy Fellow at European Council on Foreign Relations
Mohamed-Ali Adraoui, Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute
Sari Hanafi, chair of the department of sociology, anthropology and media studies at the American University of Beirut
Moderated by Hal Plotkin, an American journalist and broadcaster and a former Senior Policy Advisor in the administration of the U.S. President Barack Obama