In the Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Persistent Challenges and Questions

Where: John E. Jaqua Academic Center, Room 101

Three years after the Arab Spring, the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa still grapple with many questions about who will rule, and how.  The civil war in Syria drags on, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict endures without resolution, and governments in many countries and regions face popular challenges to their authority. This symposium engages the University of Oregon and Eugene communities in a vibrant discussion of these and other critical issues in the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond.

Speaker and Lecture Information:

  • Marc Lynch – George Washington University – The Future of Syria
  • Nicole Watts – San Francisco State University – Protest and Politics in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
  • Karam Dana – University of Washington Bothell – Palestinian Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy

Sponsor Description:

Funded by The Rutherford Middle East Initiative and the Departments of Political Science, Anthropology and Geography