News & Events

Each academic year, the MENA Center aims to host events on a range of related topics, in collaboration with external experts and partner organizations.  

Programs of Past Events:

Forum on Equal Access to Health Care In the MENA Region – June 3, 2021
Forum on Women’s Rights in the MENA Region – December 3, 2020

Recent activities:

Forum on Equal Access to Health Care in the MENA Region

Forum on Equal Access to Health Care in the MENA Region

Access to health care is concomitant with stable societies, but this stability is lacking in many MENA (Middle East/North Africa) region countries. Wherever one drops a pin, there is sure to be a conflict or a potential conflict nearby. Major wars in the MENA region...

Freedom of Research and Teaching in the MENA Region

Freedom of Research and Teaching in the MENA Region

Academic freedom, which protects inquiry and expression, underpins the right to education and the freedom of research within institutions of higher education; however, it is under attack around the world. The MENA Center for Peace and Development at Webster University...

Karabakh Conflict: Lessons for Diplomacy

Karabakh Conflict: Lessons for Diplomacy

Renowned experts on the Caucasus region including former President of the Swiss Confederation joined an online panel of experts for “Karabakh Conflict: Lessons for Diplomacy”, organized by the Middle East/North Africa Center for Peace and Development at Webster...

Forum on Women’s Rights in the MENA Region

Forum on Women’s Rights in the MENA Region

Webster University Geneva hosted a Forum on Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on Thursday, December 3, an auspicious occasion that also announced the launch of the new MENA Center for Peace and Development. The one-day Forum, with interventions...