Conversations on Europe: The End of Soft Power? The EU and the Middle East


The second installment in "Conversation on Europe" -- a series of interactive videoconferences for 2012-13 -- the EUCE/ESC brings experts together via remote connection to discuss the range and level of European influence in the Middle East. Europe has, until recently, been an attractive model for countries in democratization, because of the non-threatening, non-military way Europe—and the EU in particular—attracted adherents. Almost two years after the Arab Spring, does Europe retain any influence, any ability to influence events? Panelists will include: Mohammed Bamyeh (University of Pittsburgh); Tal Sadeh (Tel Aviv University); Urfan Khaliq (Cardiff University); Beverly Crawford (University of California, Berkeley); and Eva-Maria Maggi (Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of Washington). Moderated by Ronald Linden, Professor of Political Science.