States of Transition
Emerging Memory Challenges in MENA Countries
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المَشْرِق والمَغْرِب: تَدافُعُ مُجتمعات وتَزاحُم ذاكِرات
© 2017 UMAM D&R
Arabic and English

With the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in a state of disarray as the effects of the "Arab Spring" continued to ripple throughout the region, states and power brokers had much to contend with, and so did their citizens. UMAM D&R felt it was important to take stock of the unprecedented levels of violence and oppression while also noting the few instances of success, which seemed to inspire just enough hope and optimism to keep suppressed populaces elsewhere in the region from accepting defeat.

In November 2014, UMAM D&R and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung brought together individuals from 13 countries across the MENA region at a conference titled States of Transition: Emerging Memory Challenges in MENA Conflict and Post-Conflict Countries. The discussions of this conference, which were compiled into a publication that was released in 2017, focused on issues related to transitional justice, power changes, and legacies of past and present violence.

This publication was made possible thanks to funding from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).