Published on 3/22/2021

The School of Public Administration and Development Economics (SPADE), at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, is delighted to host soon the international online conference under the title "The Governance of Public Policies During and After Conflicts in the Middle East' on April 4, 5 and 6, 2021. A great diversity of research topics and specializations will be represented, as well as a remarkable diversity in terms of origins of participants, as the conference hosts researchers from 76 countries, and all inhabited continents in the world are represented.

After the screening of a very large number of submitted abstracts, 117 participants and leading scholars and researchers have been selected to contribute to one of the twenty-three sessions. These include public policies of the energy sector during and after conflicts, the role of non-governmental organizations and armed groups in the design and implementation of public policies, the role of local and non-governmental economic agencies in guiding and governing social policies in Arab countries in times of war, cases of decentralization, the political governance of reconstruction in post-war settings, the challenges of national reconciliation and reconstruction, case studies of peace-building efforts, the disruptions and policy challenges posed by the COVID19 crisis, the reform of the security sector during and after conflicts; inter alia.

On day 1, the first keynote speaker, who will be introduced by conference Chair Dr Moosa Elayah, will be His Excellency Mr. Bar Olaf Steinbeck, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and former Minister of Education of Finland, who was also former secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC).  The closing session, moderated by co-chair of the conference Dr. Laurent A. Lambert, will feature the second keynote speaker of the conference, Professor Adil Malik, Associate Professor and expert in development macroeconomics at Oxford University. Professor Malik's research deals with long-term development, political economy, and economic history; with a particular focus on Muslim societies. Professor Adil Malik is trying to develop a broader research perspective on the political economy of the Middle East, including the political economy of conflicts in the region.

Attending the conference is free, requires no pre-registration, and is open to all.

To check the conference agenda, please click here