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Kraft Global Fellows in Tunisia: Reflections by Maryam Elsayed

Through the Kraft Global Fellows Program, I was given the opportunity to travel to Tunisia on a research trip for ten days. I was passionate about participating in this program because I wanted to explore issues such as racial discrimination and multi-faith interconnectivity.

February 01, 2019

The EU and the Middle East and North Africa: The Rise and Fall of the Mediterranean Dream

This talk examined what kind of role the EU is playing in the current turbulent MENA/Mediterranean scene and what is left of the EU’s influence in what appears to be a time of flux and crisis, both internally and externally, for this complex, hybrid and increasingly unconfident international actor. Answers to these question need to be put in historical perspective, starting from the ‘good old days’ when the EU seemed to have a distinct political vision for its southern outer periphery, and behaved as a major international actor there in terms of presence, opportunity and capability.

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