Anis Nacrour

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor


On the 1st February 2019 Michelle Pace will host former French diplomat Anis Nacrour at RUC (from 14.15-15.15 in Room 24.1-009). In his talk Anis will address the major past and ongoing changes and challenges in International Relations in the last twenty five years.
More specifically Anis will focus on the aftermath of the wrongly designated « Arab spring » and its consequences on Europe, the withdrawals of American military from the Middle East region, the return of Russia and the consolidation of Iranian presence and its implications on Israel and the monarchies of the Persian Gulf.
Short bio of Anis Nacrour: Former Head of EU Delegation to Syria
Nacrour Anis is an international speaker, lecturer on Mediterranean geopolitics, commentator and policy adviser on peace building, reconciliation and conflict resolution. Before retiring from his post as French diplomat in 2017, his last posting was Head of Delegation of the EU to Syria, on secondment to the European External Action Service (2011-2016). Within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served on bilateral missions in Yemen, Jerusalem, Algeria, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Qatar and the United States (Chicago and New York). He was also seconded to the Office of the Quartet Representative for the Middle East Peace Process (2007-2010), to the French Ministry of Defense (2004-2007) and to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1996-1997).
Period1 Feb 2019
Visiting fromEU delegation to Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)
Visitor degreePhD
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Syria
  • Yemen
  • Iran
  • Palestine
  • Middle East
  • Gulf states
  • Qatar
  • US
  • Quartet
  • Middle East Peace Process
  • Foreign Commonwealth Office
  • International relations
  • Arab Spring
  • Europe
  • American military
  • Russia
  • Israel
  • Mediterranean geopolitics
  • peace building
  • reconciliation
  • conflict resolution
  • European External Action Service
  • France
  • Algeria
  • United Kingdom
  • Bahrain