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The Yemen Exchange – An Intensive Course on Yemen


October 21 – 26, 2019

The Yemen Exchange is an intensive course offered by the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies (Sana’a Center) in partnership with The Exchange. Held in Beirut, Lebanon, the course is designed to provide unique access to information and analysis on Yemen for both those seeking to develop a working background on the country as well as those already thoroughly-versed in Yemeni dynamics. During the six-day program, participants from around the world listen to and engage with Yemeni politicians, bureaucrats, civil society actors, tribal figures, business leaders, academics and various Yemen experts to gain insight and critical knowledge about the country from a wide range of perspectives.

The course specifically covers: Yemeni socio-political dynamics, internal divisions within various parties to the war, the possibility of Southern secession, military developments on the ground, the regional proxy struggle, local, regional and international diplomatic efforts, the humanitarian crisis and response, economic and state collapse, the rise of the war economy, the status of energy exports and the country’s port facilities, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and other extremist groups, human rights and war crimes, as well as historical, social, archeological and cultural issues.

The Yemen Exchange rests on two discussion tracks:

Professional & Academic – Participants attend a series of lectures led by prominent academics, analysts and experts from Yemen and the wider region.

Dialogue with Leaders – Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen to and engage with leading social, political and economic actors from across the spectrum in Yemen.

To apply, request a registration form via [email protected].

Conference location and date: Beirut, Lebanon, October 21 – 26, 2019.

Application Deadline: July 30, 2019 – Acceptance on a rolling basis.

* The Exchange will be capped at 35 attendees.

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