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An Update from War-torn Yemen: A Talk by Farea Al-Muslimi - Wednesday April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Amman

As the the Arab military coalition intervention enters its fourth year, Yemen continues drifting into complete collapse of public services combined with one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. What is the current state of conflict in the country today? What are the possibilities and consequences of deeper regional and international escalation? Farea Al-Muslimi will address these questions and share insights from his most recent trip to Yemen.

Farea Al-Muslimi is the chairman and co-founder of the Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. He previously worked as a non-resident fellow at both the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. where he covered Yemen and the Gulf.

In August 2016, UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon appointed Al-Muslimi to the Advisory Group of Experts for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security. The study was mandated by Security Council resolution 2250 to examine the positive contribution of youth to peace processes and conflict resolution and effective responses at local, national, regional and international levels.

Al-Muslimi received his B.A. in public policy from the American University of Beirut. His writings and analysis on Yemen and the wider region have been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New York Times, The Independent, The Guardian, Al-Hayat, As-Safir, Al-Monitor among many other publications.