Calendar | 10/10/2019

Breakfast Well: Will there be democracy for the people of the Middle East and North Africa?

A lot has happened in Middle Eastern and North African politics: free radicals, takeovers, political Islam, military rule, brutality, turmoil and glimpses of hope. What does the situation look like as we approach the 2020s? Warmly welcome to October's Breakfast Well to participate and discuss!
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Time and place: Thursday, 10 October, from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., Lauttasaari Manor (Otavantie 10, Helsinki, obstacle-free entrance via Kauppaneuvoksentie)

Since the Arab Spring eight years ago, a lot has happened in Middle Eastern and North African politics: free radicals, takeovers, political Islam, military rule, brutality, turmoil and glimpses of hope. What does the situation look like as we approach the 2020s? These topics will be introduced at the Breakfast Well by Nina Järvenkylä, author of the book on Iraq, Riivattu Maa, and Silja Lanas Cavada who has studied Tunisian politics. The discussion will be moderated by Anu Leinonen from the Finnish Institute in the Middle East.

Sign up for the event here.

The Breakfast Well is the Foundation’s series of breakfast discussions. Everyone is welcome to take part in the conversation, with each occasion ending in an opportunity for some networking. Vegan breakfasts are ordered for the first 40 participants. The language of the event will be Finnish.

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