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Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East

February 7, 2011

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 features 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 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.