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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): The Newly Changing Geopolitical Dynamics in the Middle East (Online event)
October 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDTFree
The CIC National Capital Branch’s Middle East Study Group (MESG) invites you to an armchair discussion with Professor Mehran Kamrava, Georgetown University Qatar
Professor Kamrava will provide an assessment of the newly evolving dynamics of changing geopolitics in the Middle East, particularly in the context of a number of initiatives that have been led by the Qatari authorities in close cooperation with the US and some of its key allies in the region.
Mehran Kamrava is Professor of Government at Georgetown University Qatar. His is also the Director of the Iranian Studies Unit at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, Qatar. He is the author of a number of journal articles and books, including, most recently, A Concise History of Revolution (2020); Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf (2018); Inside the Arab State (2018); The Impossibility of Palestine: History, Geography, and the Road Ahead (2016); Qatar: Small State, Big Politics (2015); The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War, 3rd ed. (2013); and Iran’s Intellectual Revolution (2008). His edited books include The Routledge Handbook of Persian Gulf Politics (2020); The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey, and the Southern Caucasus (2017); Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East (2016); Beyond the Arab Spring: The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East (2015); The Political Economy of the Persian Gulf (2012);The Nuclear Question in the Middle East (2012); and The International Politics of the Persian Gulf (2011).