The Arab Spring, One Year Later
Event Date: January 18, 2012 - 1:30 pm
Location: 90 University (University Residential Complex), Lounge 140
Panel discussion featuring:
BARAK BARFI, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
PETER JONES, University of Ottawa
OMAR ASHOUR, Exeter University, U.K., and Brookings Doha Centre.
Moderated by ROLAND PARIS, University of Ottawa
Presented by CIPS. Free. In English. Map of event location (90 University)
One year after the beginning of what was then called the Arab Spring, this panel discussion aims at taking stock of political developments in key Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Barak Barfi is a research fellow at the New America Foundation and a frequent commentator on Middle Eastern politics for The New Republic, Project Syndicate, Foreign Policy, CNN’s Global Public Square, and other outlets.
Peter Jones is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.
Omar Ashour is Lecturer on the politics of the modern Arab world and Director of the M.A. Program in Middle East Studies at the University of Exeter. He is also currently a visiting scholar at the Brookings Doha Centre. He specializes in Islamist movements and ideologies, democratization, ethnic/civil conflict, and terrorism studies, and is the author of The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements (2009).
See also the summary report of this event.
Video of the event:Africa, Arab Spring, Barak Barfi, Egypt, Iran, LIbya, Middle East, Omar Ashour, Peter Jones, Roland Paris, Tunisia, Yemen