Glopar New Conference at 10 November


Research at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund:

An interdicsiplinary perspective from Sweden 

Spyros Sofos

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University


10 November  2017 Friday 15: 00

İstanbul Üniversitesi Uluslararası Akademik İlişkiler Birimi -Vezneciler



How is the Middle East seen and understood in Sweden? And in what way does the Center for Middle Eastern Studies impacts on the production of knowledge of and engagement with the Middle East? In this talk I will discuss perspectives and perceptions of the Middle East, current innovation in research and knowledge production with particular reference to subjects such as cities, urban life and politics; environmental and social sustainability; youth culture; soft institutions; and the presence and impact of the Middle East globally.

Can stereotypes that are prevalent in Sweden and Western Europé change, and, if so, how? How can research foster mutual understanding and constructive cooperation?

Discussant: Gülden Ayman

Moderator: Özlem Terzi