Youth in the Middle East

Youth in the Middle East

CIRS launched a multi-disciplinary research initiative in collaboration with Silatech to explore the ways in which youth manage and respond to various socio-economic and political constraints across the region. As many of the region’s youth are contending with the effects of social and economic exclusion, this project explores the ways in which youth manage and respond to various socio-economic and political constraints across the region, as well as the potentials of policy to support youth. Toward this end, attention is given to the diversity of youth and socio-economic and politics contexts across the region. Additionally, this research initiative examines the ways in which Middle Eastern youth collectively regenerate a new consciousness and forge novel methods of mobilization.

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Background and Scope of the Project

During the second half of the twentieth century, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) was hit by a demographic wave that saw its youth population grow at an unprecedented…
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Summary Report

“Youth in the Middle East,” CIRS Summary Report no. 15 (Doha, Qatar: Center for International and Regional Studies, 2016). While some of MENA’s recent macro-economic and political developments have created…
Working Group Meeting

Working Group Meeting

Click here to read about the “Youth in the Middle East” Working Group Meeting I  Click here to read about the “Youth in the Middle East” Working Group Meeting II  As an…