Nottingham Trent University (UK) organized a one day interdisciplinary conference being aimed at a broad audience of academics, practitioners and students interested in the contemporary MENA. The conference explored the processes of change currently shaping the MENA. It drew together research from different fields (including International Relations, International Political Economy, Middle Eastern Studies, History, Business and Law) in order to explore how far the changes shaping the MENA are leading to the region’s polarisation between states that are integrating politically and economically with each other on the one hand, and states that are disintegrating internally on the other. The conference consisted of six panels; my lecture (slides) can be downloaded from here:

Foreign aid, international social exchange, Paragi, Trent University, 9 April 2015.