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CMES is a member of the Swedish Middle East & North Africa Network (SWEMENA). The CMES Director is also part of SWEMENA:s Steering Commmittee.

Logo of the organisation SWEMENA

SWEMENA gathers researchers and practitioners from institutions across Sweden who work and conduct research on issues related to the Middle East and North Africa region. On its website you can find information about SWEMENA activities and publications. You can also find general information about the member institutions and their respective research projects, local activities and publications. 

SWEMENA Conference 2022: "Building Networks across Sweden, the Middle East and North Africa"

By bringing together researchers and practitioners from institutions across Sweden, this conference will discuss contributions handed in and presented by Sweden based researchers working on topics related to the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. To do so, there will be several panels and roundtables held, and plenty of opportunities to network and discuss future collaborations.

13-14 June 2022, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

SWEMENA Conference 2023

This interdisciplinary event marks the second anniversary of the establishment of SWEMENA – the Swedish Middle East and North Africa Network. The annual conference reflects SWEMENA’S main objective: to bring together different communities of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers across Sweden with an interest in the Middle East and North Africa region. SWEMENA encourages the dissemination and discussion of new research on Middle Eastern politics and society and provides a network for scholars, students, policy-makers, and others with related research interests.

24-25 August 2023, Institute for Turkish Studies, Stockholm University

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