Changes in the Arab-speaking world: opportunities and challenges for the international community

Dr Anis Nacrour was born in Syria and educated in Europe. His lecture will present the particular dynamics involved in the uprisings that have occurred in the Arab-speaking world over the past few years and the way in which the international community, including the European Union, can adapt to the ensuing radical changes in the balance of power in this important part of the world.

Anis Nacrour is a French diplomat and currently EU chargé d'affaires to Syria. He is fluent in four languages and holds a PhD in political science from the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He has held senior French diplomatic posts in Algeria, Bahrain, Great Britain, Israel, Qatar, the US and Yemen. He has worked on secondment from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs as political and security adviser to Tony Blair on the Middle East Peace Process (2007-10) as well as in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Service (1996-97).

Dr Nacrour is speaking at the ANU in a private capacity as an expert on the region and not as a representative of either the French government or the European Union.

There will be sandwiches and drinks from 12.30pm in the foyer of the Law Link Lecture Theatre.

For further enquiries contact:
Peter Brown, Convenor of French
T +61 2 6125 2768

Date & time

Thu 07 Nov 2013, 12am


Law Link Lecture Theatre, ANU


Dr Anis Nacrour, Chargé d'affaires, European Union Delegation, Syria


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