Event Date: January 23, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: FSS4004, 120 University Private, FSS building, Ottawa
Presented by CIPS and the Fragile States Research Network
Video of this event is available in both official languages here.
Recent events in the Middle East have raised concerns over a potential war between Iran and the United States. While many have commented on the likelihood of such an event, few have assessed the broader implications of Trump’s actions with regard to the norms of our current international order, the fallout inside Iran, and the geopolitical consequences for the Middle East. The objective of this special event is to provide the space for a more comprehensive assessment of the local, regional and international consequences of the American and Iranian actions.
(Via Skype) Professor Anna M Agathangelou teaches in the areas of international relations and women and politics. Some of her areas of expertise are time and temporality in global politics, the body, time and ecology, international feminist political economy and feminist/postcolonial and decolonial thought. She is the co-director of Global Change Institute, Cyprus and was a visiting fellow in the Program of Science, Technology and Society at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard (2014-2015). She is currently involved on two multinational SSHRC partnership research projects focusing on sexual violence and human security, global governance, and biotechnology. She has researched ethnic conflict in Cyprus, as well as reconstruction in post-conflict societies with a focus on sexual violence, displaced peoples and the missing.
Ruby Dagher is an international development lecturer at the University of Ottawa, researcher and consultant. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University. Her main research is focused on examining the legitimacy of states in post-conflict countries, and particularly the importance of performance legitimacy acquired through the delivery of basic goods and services. She is a pioneer in the area of performance legitimacy and its impact on state institution building and has made important contributions to the manner in which we assess the trajectories of states in post-conflict situations. Ruby has also worked as a program analyst at the Canadian International Development Agency (now Global Affairs Canada), a financial analyst in the financial industry, a post-conflict workshop facilitator, and an evaluator of programs, projects and loans. She has significant personal, research and professional experience in and related to the Middle East. Her overall research interests are focused on post-conflict development, the Middle East, fragile states, post-conflict legitimacy, decentralization and state legitimacy, foreign aid policy and donor programming, and the role of civil society in non-Western cultures.
Farhad Rezaei has a Ph.D. in Defense and Strategic Studies. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Middle East politics, Iran’s defense and foreign policies, arms control, nuclear proliferation, nuclear intelligence, and terrorism. His latest book (co-authored) is Iran, Revolution and Proxy Wars, Palgrave Macmillan.
Jeremy Wildeman, PhD (Fellow at the University of Bath and member of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre)
Jeremy Wildeman, PhD, is a visiting fellow at the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath (UK), Senior Advisor to the Rideau Institute (Canada), and a Member of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa (Canada). He conducts research on international relations, critical development and security studies, Middle East politics, Canadian foreign policy and Canada’s Middle East policy. He has conducted several major research studies on the Occupied Palestinian Territory. He is currently helping to develop scholarly and policy networks to fill the critical gap on research into Canada’s relationship with the Middle East. This includes participation in a University of Windsor project analysing Saudi Arabia, and Canada’s relationship with the region. He has also spent nearly two decades supporting youth and community development in conflicted and fragile regions of the Balkans and Middle East.