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"From the Arab Spring, Forward: Islam, Democracy & the Pursuit of Civil Socitey"

Monday, September 10, 2012
12:00 AM
Hutchins Hall 100 University of Michigan Law Quad

Tariq Ramadan, Oxford University- Sponsored by the Islamic Studies Program, International Institute, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia Studies, the Muslim Law Students' Association, and Model United Nations.

One of the most important developments in the modern history of the Middle East, the so-called Arab Spring began in Tunisia in December 2010, bringing down dictators, sparking a civil war in Libya, and igniting a bloody uprising in Syria. Its long-term repercussions in Egypt and elsewhere remain unclear. Now one of the world's leading Islamic thinkers examines and explains it, in this searching, provocative, and necessary book.

Time Magazine named Tariq Ramadan one of the most important innovators of the twenty-first century. A Muslim intellectual and prolific author, he has won global renown for his reflections on Islam and the contemporary challenges in both the Muslim majority societies and the West. In Islam and the Arab Awakening, he explores the uprisings, offering rare insight into their origin, significance, and possible futures.