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MEDirections Autumn School: Natural Resources and Geopolitics in the MENA: Disruptions, Transformations and Pathways

Dates:
  • Wed 23 Oct 2019 09.00 - 19.00
  • Thu 24 Oct 2019 09.00 - 19.00
  • Fri 25 Oct 2019 09.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-10-23 9:00 2019-10-25 19:00 Europe/Paris MEDirections Autumn School: Natural Resources and Geopolitics in the MENA: Disruptions, Transformations and Pathways

Natural resources have historically played a prominent role in the economies, political economy and international relations of MENA countries. They are also central to the trade and investment strategies of the region’s local and multinational companies. How do geopolitical trends interact with local dynamics to affect how natural resources are exploited and managed? What role will natural resources play in stabilising the region in the future? What challenges do natural resources present to decision-makers, security establishments, the private sector and broader society?


The MEDirections Autumn School will provide stakeholders, policy-makers, practitioners and academics with a detailed overview of geopolitical trends that affect the value, consumption, allocation and protection of natural resources over the coming years. In addition, participants will analyse in-depth case studies that explore the impact of these dynamics at the local level. The programme will balance theory with practice, culminating in a scenario-building exercise to strengthen strategic thinking and highlight the various ways the MENA region’s natural resources sector could develop in the new geopolitical sphere.

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  Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

Natural resources have historically played a prominent role in the economies, political economy and international relations of MENA countries. They are also central to the trade and investment strategies of the region’s local and multinational companies. How do geopolitical trends interact with local dynamics to affect how natural resources are exploited and managed? What role will natural resources play in stabilising the region in the future? What challenges do natural resources present to decision-makers, security establishments, the private sector and broader society?


The MEDirections Autumn School will provide stakeholders, policy-makers, practitioners and academics with a detailed overview of geopolitical trends that affect the value, consumption, allocation and protection of natural resources over the coming years. In addition, participants will analyse in-depth case studies that explore the impact of these dynamics at the local level. The programme will balance theory with practice, culminating in a scenario-building exercise to strengthen strategic thinking and highlight the various ways the MENA region’s natural resources sector could develop in the new geopolitical sphere.


Location:
Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
School of Transnational Governance

Type:
Summer school

Organiser:
Luigi Narbone (School of Transnational Governance & Middle East Directions Programme, EUI)
Alain Kfoury (Middle East Directions Programme, EUI)

Contact:
Chiara Tarasco (European University Institute) - Send a mail
 
 
 

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