Conference explores the quest for Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa

The Quest For Democracy

The Quest For DemocracyA major international conference on Middle East and North Africa is scheduled for June 1 to 3, at York University. The conference will bring together some 30 prominent scholars and analysts from the Middle East, Europe and North America to discuss major changes taking place in countries in the regions, including Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.

Click here for a full list of scholars participating in the conference.

Haideh Moghissi Arising out of the 2011 Trudeau Fellowship awarded to York Professor Haideh Moghissi (right), the Quest for Democracy in the Middle East & North Africa Conference is co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

The ambitious program explores all facets of democracy in the Middle East and North Africa, including the root of the Arab Spring and the possible challenges facing new democracies in the regions. Keynote presenters include, Moghissi and Jamshid Behnam, senior executive, UNESCO and the former president of Farabi University in Tehran.

The conference will take place in the Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson Building, Keele campus. The conference is open to public and attendance is free. For more information, visit the Quest for Democracy website.