The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East
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Marc Lynch (the former White House advisor who coined the phrase “Arab Spring”) brings new perspectives on the democratic revolutions in the Arab world. Informed by inside access to the Obama administration and first-hand interviews with protestors and journalists, Lynch offers a framework for understanding the deeper changes still emerging from the region and – the question on everybody’s mind - what comes next? What are the new fault lines that are forming between forces of revolution and counter-revolution and what will it mean for the future of American policy? Was social media really the hidden force behind grassroots democracy? And who are real powers to watch... oil-rich states like Saudi Arabia or “swing states” like Turkey and Qatar?
Lunch served at 12 p.m.; Lecture begins at 12:30 p.m.
$35 general; $30 WAC members; $10 audit (no meal)