The New-Med Research Network organized an international conference in Jerusalem on 19 July 2017 to discuss potentials for increased interdependence and economic cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Held at the Hebrew University’s Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the event was co-organized with the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and structured around an introductory session and three expert panels. Invited speakers debated how new advances in technology, green energy and transportation may help to foster forms of cooperation in an increasingly conflictual multipolar order, both in the region and at the international level. Further discussion focussed on a number of regional and international dynamics that can help to contextualize and explain the current spread of conflict and instability in the MENA and reflect on the potential for economic cooperation as a driver for stability in the region.
Report of the international conference “Peace Economics: Opportunities and Options for a Post-Conflict Middle East” held in Jerusalem on 19 July 2017 and organized by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the Hebrew University’s Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace in cooperation with the New-Med Research Network.
Session I: Energy and Water: Perspective on Regional Dynamics
Session II: Causes of Stability and Instability in the MENA
Session III: Framing a New Multipolar Reality