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Forum Aims

Building on the success of our previous forums, MERI Forum 2017 will bring together its participants to discuss a diverse range of social, economic, and political issues. Centring on the key themes of stability, democracy, and governance, the Forum will highlight key areas of research from MERI’s work.

Over the course of three days, the conference will seek to:

  • Provide a forum for dialogue and reconciliation between policymakers, academics, and decision makers.
  • Develop creative and constructive answers to today’s most pressing policy issues, focusing on the prospects for stability in the Middle East.
  • Highlight areas for further research that can contribute to greater understanding of the challenges facing the Middle East in the future.