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Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East

Monday, February 7, 2011
12:00 AM
1080 South University Ave., Room 1636 SSWB

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 PARTICIPANTSJoshua Cole, Associate Professor of History Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of HistoryNadine Naber, Assistant Professor, Program in American Culture and Department of Women's StudiesMark Tessler, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science Atef Said, Graduate Student, Sociology Susan Waltz, Professor of Public Policy The round table is co-sponsored by the International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. The event is free and open to the public and will be available via live streaming.