#IPEVLIVE | Seizing the Opportunities Created by the Pandemic Crisis

Transition from Violence: Lessons from the MENA Region | Tuesday, June 15

Violence and the widespread public desire to transition from violence has been a major concern in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region for many Years. More recently, the pandemic has increased the level of misery and dislocation in the MENA region amid fears that desperate current circumstances may trigger more violence. At the same time, the pandemic crisis may also present new opportunities for a more peaceful future in the MENA region and even a more hopeful model for the rest of the world.

To discuss these risks and opportunities, the Fondation Maison de Sciences de l’Homme is launching #IPEVLIVE, a series of eight live conversations as part of IPEV - International Panel on Exiting Violence.


This live conversation will review common problems and concerns across the MENA region that create momentum for new stakeholder alliances and collective approaches to the popular goal of reducing and eliminating violence.

Many seasoned observers see promising new opportunities to reduce violence emerging that use tools and strategies not available in previous eras, such as social networks and other modern technologies.

Participants in this conversation will draw attention to research projects that can accelerate a shared understanding of new opportunities in the MENA region to move toward substantial reductions in violence, and what can other regions learn from similar research questions.



  • Dina El Khawaga, Director of the Asfari Institute, AUB
  • Jen Kromann Kristensen, Practice Manager Middle East and North Africa
  • Kamel Doraï

Moderated by Hal Plotkin, an American journalist and broadcaster and a former Senior Policy Advisor in the administration of the U.S. President Barack Obama




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Published at 15 June 2021