Supporting a Stable and Durable Regional Security Environment in North Africa

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Bringing together a leading Moroccan think tank, the OCP Policy Center, and the Royal United Services Institute, this conference will address the impact of Brexit on the EU and the UK's relationship with the African continent. Moving on from a fixation with short-term security challenges, the conference will take a wider look at the long-term drivers of instability in North Africa.

The conference will concentrate on two major areas:

Part I: Prospects for the EU and Africa after Brexit

Panel I: The Impact of Brexit on Regional Stability in the Maghreb
Panel II: The Future Structure of the EU and its Impact on EU - Africa Relations

Part II: Security and Stability Dimensions in Europe and North Africa

Panel III: Developments in Border Controls and the Future of the Migration Crisis
Panel IV: Developing Stability and Security Through the Use of Soft Power in Africa

Speakers will include:

  • Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center
  • Bouchra Rahmouni Benhida, Senior Fellow, Al Akhawayn University
  • Rachid El Houdaigui, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center
  • Raphaelle Faure, Overseas Development Institute
  • David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times
  • Kristy Siegfried, Global Migration Editor, IRIN
  • Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director General, RUSI
  • Alistair Harris OBE, CEO of ARK
  • Fatima Harrak, Professor, Universit√© Mohamed V de Rabat

If you have any questions about this conference please email Nathan Mathiot at

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