The Challenges of Conflict Resolution in the Middle East

Thu, Sep 10, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free and open to the public
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia (TRI)

This talk will explore the possibilities of conflict resolution in the Middle East and analyze the deplorable conditions in this region. Drawing on Professor Salamé's deep knowledge and extensive experience in the Middle East, the focus will be on Iraq, Lebanon and Libya, three countries in which Professor Salamé has served and sought to end war.


Ghassan Salamé served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), from 2017 until March 2020. In 2003, Prof. Salamé served as the Political Adviser to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), where he played a crucial role in bringing together Iraqi factions.  He was then appointed as Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General (2003-2007, 2012). In 2016, he joined the Commission on the Rakhine State (Myanmar) chaired by Kofi Annan.  For most of his career, Prof. Salamé was professor emeritus of international relations at Sciences-Po (Paris) where he was also the founding Dean of its Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

More Upcoming Events

Patterns of Institutional and Elite Transformation in Early Modern Yemen (15th - 17th Centuries)

Abdallah Azzam and the origins of global jihadism

Tue, Nov 2, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Zoom

The Rhythm of Shafts: Thoughts on Pattern Notations for Lampas Weaves in the Medieval Islamic World