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WCED Panel. Democratic Survival in the Muslim World

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
9:00-10:30 AM
Off Campus Location
Moderator: Hanisah Binte Abdullah Sani, WCED visiting associate, U-M, and overseas postdoctoral fellow, National University of Singapore.
Panelists: Jaimie Bleck, associate professor of political science, University of Notre Dame; Lily Zubaidah Rahim, Honorary Fellow, Alwaleed Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding, Georgetown University; Şebnem Yardımcı-Geyikçi, Assistant Professor of Politics, Hacettepe University, WCED visiting associate 2019-20; Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science, U-M.

Democracy has emerged in many Muslim-majority countries in recent decades; but like in many other parts of the world, Muslim-majority democracies have experienced substantial democratic erosion and confront a growing threat of total democratic breakdown. Amid these worrisome global trends, what are the common and specific challenges for democratic consolidation across Muslim-majority countries? Our panel brings together scholars working on the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and Southeast Asia to examine the prospects for democratic survival in the Muslim world.

The panel will be broadcast on Zoom. Registration is required at

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: democracy, Discussion, Emerging Democracies, Islamic Studies, Lecture, Middle East Studies, Muslim, Social Sciences, Southeast Asia
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Global Islamic Studies Center, African Studies Center