Yemen: Charting a response to state fragmentation

Yemen: Charting a response to state fragmentation

02 Mar 2018
    Unter den Linden 17, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    The civil war in Yemen has left the state in tatters and the country fragmented, illustrated most clearly in renewed calls for secession among southern Yemenis.  Prospects for resolving the conflict will hinge on addressing the varied political and economic dynamics across the country, with an eye toward facilitating local governance and stabilisation.
    Please join the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Sanaa Center for Strategic
    Studies (SCSS) to examine the evolving political and economic realities in Yemen, including the emergence of alternative governance and institutional structures.  Discussion will focus on ways to enhance European and German engagement at the local and provincial levels, to help sustain Yemenis through the conflict and facilitate de-escalation and dialogue.

    Organised by
    European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

    Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies (SCSS)


    Alia Eshaq

    is a Yemeni political analyst and project manager at the Berghof Foundation, where she focuses on strengthening inclusive local governance in Yemen. She is a recipient of Al-Jazeera Award for Youth Researchers and is the founder and first president of the Women Empowerment Club at the American University in Cairo.

    Sanaa Mubarak

    is a Southern Yemeni writer, feminist, and political activist, based in Germany. She is a paediatrician by profession and writes for many Arabic and local Yemeni newspapers and platforms.

    Farea Al-Muslimi

    is chairman and co-founder of Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies, and an associate fellow at Chatham House. He was appointed in 2016 by the UN to the Advisory Group of Experts for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security.

    Amal Nasser

    is a non-resident economist at the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies. Her writings on the economic situation in Yemen and the region in general have been featured in a number of online publications such as The Financial Times, Al-monitor, and The New Arab.

    Mustapha Noman

    is a Yemeni writer and politician. He previously served as Yemen’s deputy foreign minister, holding ambassadorial posts in Bahrain, Canada, Indian and Spain.

    Adam Baron

    is a visiting fellow with ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa Programme, and the cofounder of the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies (SCSS). Adam was previously based in Sanaa, Yemen, from 2011-2014 where he worked as a journalist.

    Ruth Citrin

    is Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at ECFR. She joined ECFR following more than fifteen years with the U.S. government, most recently as Director for Syria and Lebanon with the White House National Security Council and an advisor on Syria policy with the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff.

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