Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East

Date & time

Feb 7, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm EST


Weill Hall

Free and open to the public.

The University of Michigan International Institute will hold a round table discussion to analyze the underlying tensions in the Middle East that have led to widespread unrest and political instability. The round table will feature six leading U-M scholars in a candid, informal discussion about how protests in Egypt, Tunisia, and other countries have led to a shakeup of the existing governments.

Round Table Participants
Joshua Cole, Associate Professor of History

Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History

Nadine Naber, Assistant Professor, Program in American Culture and Department of Women's Studies

Philip Potter, Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Political Science

Mark Tessler, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science

Susan Waltz, Professor of Public Policy

Sponsored by the International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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