Round Table to Address Unrest in the Middle East


By Kirstin Olmstead
Feb 02, 2011

U-M Scholars to Analyze the Catalyst for Recent Protests

ANN ARBOR, MICH., Feb. 2, 2011–The University of Michigan International Institute will hold a round table discussion at noon on Monday, Feb. 7, to analyze the underlying tensions in the Middle East that have led to widespread unrest and political instability.

Entitled “Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East” the round table will feature leading U-M scholars in a candid, informal discussion about how protests in Egypt, Tunisia, and other countries have led to a shakeup of the existing governments.

Participants include:

Joshua Cole, Associate Professor of History
Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History
Nadine Naber, Assistant Professor, Program in American Culture and Department of Women’s Studies
Mark Tessler, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science
Susan Waltz, Professor of Public Policy

The round table is co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. It will take place in room 1636 of the School of Social Work Building located at 1080 South University Ave., Ann Arbor. It is free and open to the public and will be available via live streaming. For more information, visit www.ii.umich.edu/events/roundtable.

University of Michigan International Institute
The University of Michigan International Institute houses 18 centers and programs focused on world regions and global themes. The institute develops and supports international teaching, research, and public affairs programs to promote global understanding across the campus and to build connections with intellectuals and institutions worldwide. For more information, visit www.ii.umich.edu.

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