Symposium on Understanding Political Economy and Sustainability in the MENA Region

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The DAAD Regional Office Cairo invites you to participate in the symposium entitled “Understanding Political Economy and Sustainability in the MENA Region, which will be held on June 12th, 2024, in the framework of its project “Clusters of Scientific Innovation in the Middle East and North Africa” (COSIMENA), and in cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) in Beirut.

Key Information

Date: June 12th, 2024

Time: from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Cairo Local Time)

Location: DAAD Regional Office Cairo

(11 El-Saleh Ayoub Street, Zamalek, Cairo)

The event aims to explore the following themes

  • Provide new insights into political economy, policy risk, and land reform in the MENA region through focused sessions led by distinguished scholars.
  • Catalyze collaborative research initiatives and partnerships among scholars, researchers, and academics from Germany, Europe, and the MENA region.
  • Foster lasting connections and networking opportunities, especially between Freie Universität Berlin and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) in Beirut.
  • Contribute valuable knowledge to inform policy decisions and practices in the MENA region.
  • Inspire participants to delve deeper into the discussed topics, thereby sparking further research endeavors.

Target Group

All promising academics, scholars, and researchers from Germany, Europe, and the MENA region, with a specific emphasis on those with an interest in political economy, conflict studies, and land reform and the public.


To participate in the symposium, please register here:

The deadline for registration of the event is June 8th, 2024.

After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details 3 days before the event.

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