The Wild Roller Coaster Ride: What to Anticipate for the New Middle East and Its Implications

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:00pm to Mon, 01/24/2022 - 4:23pm
Now two years old the Arab Spring is being retitled the Arab Winter. But major historical developments are not resolved easily and the Middle East/North Africa will likely see further turmoil within countries and regionally as the legacies of the past century of authoritarian rule are combated by competing forces. This talk will examine these issues with respect to internal developments in countries and the influence of outside forces.
 
Dr. Smith is Professor Emeritus of the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, U of Arizona and former head of U of A Department of Near Eastern Studies. He has traveled widely in the region and published numerous articles and two books, ISLAM AND THE SEARCH FOR SOCIAL ORDER IN MODERN EGYPT and PALESTINE AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT, now in its 8th edition. A former fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he also served as President of the American Research Center in Egypt and was the recipient of the Mentoring Award of the Middle East Studies Association at its 2012 meeting.
DR. CHARLES D. SMITH,
PROFESSOR EMERITUS
SCHOOL OF MIDDLE EASTERN & NORTH AFRICAN STUDIES

MENAS Colloquium Series
Friday, March 1, 2013
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