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CMENAS Colloquium Series. A Difficult Decade: The View from the Arab Street

Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan
Monday, September 28, 2020
4:00-6:00 PM
Off Campus Location
The 2020 CMENAS Colloquium Series theme is "The Arab Spring: 10 Years Later."
(Please register at; a Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the event.)

About the Presentation:
The Arab Barometer survey project has carried out five waves of nationally representative social and political attitude surveys since 2006. One or more surveys have been conducted in 15 different Arab countries. About 75,000 adult men and women have been interviewed. Beginning with the second wave, conducted in 10 countries in 2010-2011, at the time of the Arab Spring, and culminating with the fifth and most recent wave, conducted in 12 countries in 2018-2019, the lecture will present selected findings about continuity and change in the views of Arab publics. Among the topics about which the lecture will present findings are attitudes toward governance and democracy, toward women’s status and gender equality, toward Islam and political Islam, and toward terrorism and terrorist movements.

About the Speaker:
Mark Tessler is Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science. He specializes in Comparative Politics and Middle East Studies. He has studied and/or conducted field research in Tunisia, Israel, Morocco, Egypt, and Palestine (West Bank and Gaza). He is one of the very few American scholars to have attended university and lived for extended periods in both the Arab world and Israel. He has also spent several years teaching and consulting in Sub-Saharan Africa.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange. Contact: Kristin Waterbury at
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: arab spring, center for middle eastern and north african studies, Lecture, Middle East Studies, Virtual
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, International Institute, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Global Islamic Studies Center, African Studies Center, Donia Human Rights Center, Department of Political Science