The overarching theme of the conference was dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of think tanks in the region by identifying key opportunities for institutional growth.
Carnegie’s Washington-based Middle East Program and the Carnegie Middle East Center jointly hosted two policy writing workshop for junior and senior scholars working across Carnegie’s regional partner think network and Sada’s youth network.
The ongoing crisis in Syria has devastated the country on every level. The Carnegie Middle East Center and the Syrian Center for Policy Research hosted a discussion of Syria’s current socioeconomic conditions and evaluated potential post-conflict reconstruction scenarios.
The Carnegie Middle East Center, along with senior scholars from its Syrian think tank partner, convened a select group of Syrian economists from around the world to discuss the economic impact of the Syrian uprisings.
The third meeting took place in Turkey and focused on how youth in the Arab world can face the challenges of increasing social and political polarization.
A group of policymakers and party leaders from Egypt, Tunisia and Libya to explore challenges facing new, emerging Arab political parties in defining their platforms in a polarized political environment.
The Arab transitions initiative held to a conference in Amman that tackled the specific challenges facing Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen.
The training centered on studying the media environment in the Middle East and how it works including how scholars can work with the media to spread their analysis to a wider audience.
The ongoing armed conflict in Syria is forcing Syrians to take refuge in neighboring countries, causing an especially predictable negative impact on Lebanon. This spillover effect not only changes the dynamics of Lebanon’s social, economic, and political equation, but also creates wider implications for the region.
Participants discussed the measures of progress and regression commonly associated with transitions and attempted to glean lessons from other similar global experiences.