OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Robert Malley, Director of the International Crisis Group's Middle East and North Africa Program, will be at Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) February 7th to speak about the new political landscape that is taking shape in the wake of the Arab Spring. Malley will discuss the new role of Islamist political parties, shifts in regional and international dynamics, and competition for influence in the Arab world. He will also explore the implications of events in Syria on the Middle East.
When: Tuesday, February 7, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: IDRC, 150 Kent Street (Corner of Albert), 8th floor
Robert Malley is currently leading two IDRC-supported research projects. The first enables the International Crisis Group to rapidly deploy research teams to Libya, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia to conduct field research and provide high-level advice on key governance and security challenges in these countries. IDRC has also supported the establishment of an International Crisis Group fellowship program to train researchers on crisis and conflict issues in the Middle East and North Africa.
As Director of the International Crisis Group's Middle East and North Africa Program, Robert Malley directs analysts based in Amman, Cairo, Beirut, Tel Aviv, and Baghdad. Together they report on the political, social and economic factors affecting the risk of conflict and make policy recommendations to address these threats. Previously, Malley was a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a former Special Assistant to President Clinton, and Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. In this role, he served as a principal advisor to the President and the National Security Advisor at the White House on the Middle East peace process.
For more information visit www.idrc.ca/events-malley.
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