On 28 October 2020, upon the invitation of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, Dr Matt BUEHLER from the University of Tennessee opened the Natolin Neighbourhood Days 2020 with a special online lecture entitled:
"The Maghreb Post-Arab Spring: Domestic and Regional Challenges"
Dr BUEHLER discussed change and continuity in the domestic politics and foreign policies of North Africa's states since the Arab uprisings. Topics included fear of instability and regimes' responses, intra-Maghreb relations and foreign policy pivots, and ongoing obstacles to political transitions and reform.
Dr Matt BUEHLER is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Tennessee and a global security fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. BUEHLER's research focuses on comparative and international politics of North Africa. He is the author of Why Alliances Fail: Islamist and Leftist Coalitions in North Africa (Syracuse University Press, 2018). His work has appeared in generalist political science journals, like International Studies Quarterly and Political Research Quarterly, and also journals specialized in Middle East politics.
He is a co-editor of Mediterranean Politics and an Edinburgh University Press book series, Edinburgh Studies on the Maghreb. BUEHLER’s research has focused on the topics of democratization, authoritarianism, Islamist parties, public opinion research, nuclear non-proliferation, and migration. In 2017, BUEHLER served as a research fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Middle East Initiative in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
To learn more about the event, please contact Ms Maja OLSZEWSKA.