Brown Bag Lunch
Open to the Public - Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th Floor
May 21, 2012
Speaker: Heidi Lane, Research Fellow, International Security Program
Related Project: International Security
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The emerging dominant narrative of the Arab Spring, even as its direction continues to unfold in different ways, is one in which popular protest is driven by citizens who can no longer tolerate political and economic stagnation, the absence of basic religious and political freedoms, and top-down corruption within their national institutions. This seminar will explore the basis for an alternative explanation. Has the Arab Spring instead been facilitated and perhaps even hastened by democracy promotion over the past two decades?
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.