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Collectivizing Trauma and Narrative in the Syrian War:  Sectarianization and Ontological Security
Collectivizing Trauma and Narrative in the Syrian War: Sectarianization and Ontological Security 4th Jun 2021

This essay is part of a SEPAD report reflecting on the Middle East in 2050. 

The Syrian conflict has often been described as a clash of identities between minority Alwaites and majority Sunnis ( Read More

The Middle East in 2050: Precarious Politics and the Future of the State
The Middle East in 2050: Precarious Politics and the Future of the State 1st Jun 2021

This essay is part of a SEPAD report reflecting on the Middle East in 2050. 

As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, the contours of political life across the Middle East appeared to have entered a period of cons...

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الكشف عن تجليات الواقع المرير
الكشف عن تجليات الواقع المرير 25th May 2021

 لم تؤثر نتائج عملية أوسلو للسلام سلبًا على كافة جوانب حياتهم فحسب، بل أضعفت أيضًا قدرتهم على الحفاظ على وجودهم في المدينة. في هذا الص...

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Funding for New Project Received
Funding for New Project Received 12th Apr 2021

SEPAD is delighted to announce that it has received funding from Henry Luce Foundation to work on a one year project titled The End of Sectarianism. The project critically reflects on the co...

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Publications and Activities
Publications and Activities 5th Mar 2021

Our Fellows have been incredibly productive over the past year. Below is a selection of some of these activities:

Simon Mabon

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Abir Chaaban Award
Abir Chaaban Award 7th Oct 2020

The Inaugural Abir Chaaban Award:

 In recognition of Abir Chaaban’s life and work, SEPAD announces the launch of an annual prize to go to the PhD student or Early Career Researcher who has made the best cont...

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Consociational Power-Sharing Performance: Assessing a Mixed Record
Consociational Power-Sharing Performance: Assessing a Mixed Record 18th Sep 2020

This post was originally published in Arabic on the LAU’s Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution website, available here:  Read More

Saudi Arabia, Iran:   Resilient Rivalries and Pragmatic Possibilities
Saudi Arabia, Iran: Resilient Rivalries and Pragmatic Possibilities 23rd Jun 2020

Simon Mabon & Edward Wastnidge

 

The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran has occupied a central role in shaping the contemporary Middle East. After revolutionary activities brought about an end to the Pahlavi...

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SEPAD Receives Additional Funding From Carnegie Corporation
SEPAD Receives Additional Funding From Carnegie Corporation 22nd Apr 2020

SEPAD is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $400,000 from Carnegie Corporation for a further two years of work, building on the successful first phase of Corporation-funded research. The project, led by Simon Mabon (Lancaster Univ...

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