The Muslim Brotherhood and the West: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Analysis

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Date / time
Date(s) - 1 July
8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Queen Mary, University of London


The upheavals of the Arab Spring presented western policy-makers with major challenges, many of which remain unresolved to the present day. Amongst the most significant were questions of how to understand and how to relate to, the varying forms of Islamism. At the heart of this issue sits the Muslim Brotherhood – historically, the most potent and most influential of all the Islamist movements in the region. Against this background, this conference will reflect on the relationship between ‘the west’ and the Brotherhood, by exploring three key themes: the historical context and calibre of that relationship; the significance and role of Brotherhood-affiliated groups within the west; and the impact on all of this of the Arab Spring.

For further information please contact the conference organiser, Dr. Martyn Frampton on