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UNU-GCM's monthly newsletter

UNU Vice-Rector visit and Advisory Board meeting

 
UNU-GCM was very pleased to welcome UNU Vice-Rector Max Bond to the Institute from 26th-28th October 2016. During his visit, Mr. Bond met with the Institute’s stakeholders, the UNU-GCM team and the Advisory Board. The Institute was also glad to welcome Ms. Anna Terrón Cusí, Dr.Sally Khalifa Isaac and Dr. Salam Kawakibi, members of the Advisory Board, to the annual Board meeting in Barcelona, which took place on 28th October 2016. The meeting was a valuable opportunity to discuss the progress of the Institute’s work. UNU-GCM thanks all Board members for their continued guidance and support.
 
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Bassma Kodmani, réformiste syrienne.

 

Cette politologue franco-syrienne engagée en faveur de la démocratisation des pays arabes participe actuellement aux négociations de Genève sur la Syrie, comme membre de l’équipe de négociation de l’opposition syrienne.

 

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Letter From Damascus by Salam Kawakibi

Letter From Damascus by Salam Kawakibi - the deputy director of the Arab Reform Initiative. This letter is also available in French.

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Al Aarabyia English wrote about ARI’s report about Aleppo

Al Aarabyia English wrote about ARI’s report about Aleppo
 
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Three ways for foundations to help Arab societies

The uprisings of 2011 did not feel so much like spring – rather like a new birth: the birth of democracy, no doubt. These kids who took to the streets carried the vision of democratic citizenship. We celebrated the courage of the activists, their civility, their unexpected maturity, the moderation with which all groups from different political backgrounds behaved. We realized it was a fragile, vulnerable newborn, knowing nothing, eager to learn, likely to fall at every step before she (democracy in Arabic is feminine) learned how to walk. Who would protect her? And what part could philanthropy play in this? After three years of descent into hell in Syria, a reignited war in Iraq and chaos in Libya, this question is all the more pressing.

 

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MENA Forum – Prospects for Syria in 2016 – Interview with Bassma Kodmani

MENA Forum – Prospects for Syria in 2016 – Interview with Bassma Kodmani, Executive Director of the Arab Reform Initiative, explains how the ‪EU‬ can assist Syria in resolving the crisis.

 

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