The Unintended Consequences of the EU’s Involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Block A 710-711, Byblos campus and by videoconferencing Nicol Hall 406, Beirut campus
The Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR) and the Department of Social Sciences (DSS) cordially invite you to a research seminar on “The Unintended Consequences of the EU’s Involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” with Dr. Dimitris Bouris, assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam.
ISJCR Director Tamirace Fakhoury will moderate the event.
Abstract: The aim of this talk is to analyze the EU’s role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and in Palestinian state-building. The EU’s engagement in Palestinian state-building through the deployment of EUPOL COPPS and EUBAM Rafah has generated various types of unintended consequences. These consequences have important reverberations for the EU’s conflict resolution strategies in Israel and Palestine, the most important being the strengthening of power imbalances and the enforcement of the status quo.
Bio: Dr. Bouris is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and a visiting professor at the College of Europe (Natolin). He is also the leader and coordinator of a Jean Monnet Network on EU-Middle East Relations (EUMENIA). Dr. Dimitris is the author of “The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: State-building without a State” (Routledge, 2014) and the co-editor of the “Revised European Neighbourhood Policy: Continuity and Change in EU Foreign Policy” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). He has also published several scholarly articles in peer-reviewed academic journals as well as policy briefs and op-eds for major news and policy outlets. His research focus lies at the intersection of International Relations, EU Studies and Middle East and North Africa Studies.