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The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising

  • 208 Knox Hall, Columbia University (map)

A talk with Jean-Pierre Filiu, Professor of Middle East Studies at Science Po (Paris), moderated by Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. 

In his book, The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising, Jean-Pierre Filiu offers a concise but sweeping account of the earth-shattering revolts that began in Tunis and continue today throughout the Middle East. Stressing the deep historical roots of the events, Filiu organizes the book around ten lessons that illuminate both the uprisings in particular and the region in general. This talk, followed by a Q&A will be based on the arguments put forth in his book.