A Lecture by Bassam Haddad – Director, Middle East Studies Program, George Mason University, and co-editor of The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings (Pluto, 2012)
Monday September 23, 2013
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Fairfax Campus – GMU
This talk addresses the causes of the Arab uprisings and their seemingly troubled path and aftermath. After debunking the snap-shot view pessimism that pervades the media, Haddad argues that generalizing often obscures the particular dynamics in each case of the Arab uprisings. He then goes on to address the factors that will continue to spur mass protests if elected governments or new leaderships do not adequately deal with them, and ends with a note on “Counter-Revolutions.”
This event sponsored by The Vision Series at George Mason University. It is open to the public, and will be followed by a reception with the speaker. Light refreshments served. No RSVP required. For more information visit the Vision Series website.