SEMINARS WITH BJÖRN BRENNER during Sweden’s annual democracy week Almedalen 2017.
This year, Björn Brenner focused on the social situation in Jordan and criticised the country’s poor educational system. Brenner warned that the Jordanian youth lack sufficient tools to be able to think critically and resist recruitment efforts by violent extremists such as Daesh:
“Jordanian teachers and textbooks must make a much clearer distinction between what constitutes religion and what constitutes science. In addition, critical thinking must be encouraged and taught to a greater extent across all age levels.”
SEMINAR ONE: Recent political developments in the Middle East and their consequences for Sweden
Arranged by: Lund University and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies CMES
Panelists: Bitte Hammargren, Leif Stenberg and Björn Brenner
Moderator: Anna Hellgren
SEMINAR TWO: The Israel-Palestine conflict 100 years on – will it ever be resolved?
Arranged by: Swedish Political Science Association SWEPSA and University of Gothenburg
Panelists: Karin Aggestam, Anders Persson, Ulf Bjereld, Cecilia Uddén and Björn Brenner
Moderator: Helena Lindholm