Peace and Security in the Middle East

We will be hosting a dinner with the speaker prior to the event at 6.15pm at Quod, 92-94 High St. If you would like to ballot for a place, please contact by Monday evening. Undergraduates are reminded that they are encouraged to ballot. Those interested will receive an email confirming. Please note that attendees are required to pay for their own dinner.

Hugh Lovatt is a senior policy fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Lovatt has focussed extensively on regional geopolitics and advised European policymakers on the conflicts in Israel-Palestine and Western Sahara. He is regularly interviewed and quoted in international media, including by the New York Times, BBC, Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times, AFP, Le Monde, France24, and Al Jazeera.

Lovatt co-led a 2016 track-II initiative to draft an updated set of final status parameters to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and has worked to advance the concept of EU Differentiation, which was enshrined in UN Security Council Resolution 2334. He also co-developed an innovative online project mapping Palestinian politics. He previously worked as a researcher for International Crisis Group and as a Schuman Fellow in the European Parliament focusing on Middle-East policy. Lovatt is Chairman of the Brussels-based European Middle East Project (EuMEP).