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Event: Talk/Forum on the Consequences of the Arab Awakening.

A forum/panel event. Speaker: Prof Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, the University of Bradford.

Title: The Consequences of the Arab Awakening.

Chair: Dr Cecelia Clegg, Senior Lecturer in Practical Theology, the University of Edinburgh.

Forum on Consequences of the Arab Awakening.

Forum Panellists: Billy Briggs is a freelance journalist who writes about human rights issues. His journalism has been recognised by Amnesty International and the European Union; Prof        Dabir Tehrani, Honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt University since April 1984; Dr George R Wilkes, Director, Project on Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace, the University of Edinburgh.

Venue: Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL.

Date: Wednesday 9 May 2012.

Time: Registration: 6.30pm-7pm. Discussion/Forum: 7pm-9.15pm.

Event Description: Hopes still remain for the Arab Awakening, but one year on and it has become much more complex. There have been many different events across the entire region including some progress in Tunisia, reform in Morocco, regime termination in Libya, suppression in Bahrain and rebellion in Syria. What prospects are there for the future, what are the underlying trends and will the early promise be maintained?

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. He worked originally in the biological and environmental sciences, including lecturing at Imperial College, London, but has worked for the past 30 years on international security. He is a consultant to Oxford Research Group, an independent UK think tank, and also writes a weekly analysis of international security issues for <> . The most recent of his 26 books are Global Security and the War on Terror: Elite Security and the Illusion of Control, (Routledge, 2007) and the third edition of Losing Control: Global Security in the 21st Century (Pluto Press 2010).


Cost: £5/£3 (Concessions) on the door on the night.

Contact: Neill Walker, <> , 0131 331 4469.


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