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A Westphalia for the Middle East: Session 3 - The Peace of Westphalia -- Setting up the Solution

When Apr 23, 2016
from 02:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Alison Richard Building
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What if everything you think you know about Westphalia is wrong, and these misconceptions – shared by policymakers the world over – contribute daily to the seemingly intractable tangle of conflicts consuming the modern Middle East?

The 'Westphalia for the Middle East' seminar series has been convened by Dr Patrick Milton (Berlin), Prof. Brendan Simms (Cambridge) and Dr Michael Axworthy (Exeter), who also acts as chairperson.

Seminar Three of the 'Westphalia for the Middle East' series will take place on Saturday 19 March 2016 from 2-7pm at the Alison Richard Building, Cambridge.

The topic of this seminar will be 'The Peace of Westphalia -- Setting up the Solution'.

Register now by emailing .

A report from Seminar One (held 2 March 2016) can be found here.


A Westphalia for the Middle East: Session 1 flyer



14:10 – 15:30  Session 1: Seeking peace through negotiations, mediation and settlement, 1619-50

  • Chair: Christoph Kampmann (Marburg)
  • Speakers: Peter Wilson (Oxford), Maria-Elisabeth Brunert (Bonn)
  • Commentator: Laura James (Cambridge)

16:00 – 17:20 Session 2: The confessional and political compromise settlement at Westphalia

  • Chair: Ronald G. Asch (Freiburg)
  • Speakers:
    • Ralf-Peter Fuchs (Duisburg-Essen): the confessional settlement
    • Guido Braun (Bonn): the political settlement
  • Commentator: Hazem Kandil (Cambridge)

17:50 – 18:30 Session 3: The international context of the conclusion of peace

  • Chair: David Trim (Seventh-Day Adventists)
  • Speaker: Anuschka Tischer (Würzburg)
  • Commentator: Solava Ibrahim (Manchester/Cambridge)

18:30 – 19:00 Plenary discussion and concluding remarks – Andreas Whittam Smith

This series has been supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (FFO) and by Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy. It is being run in conjunction with King's College London and the University of Exeter.

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