Brown Bag Lunch


Iraq, the Arab Spring, and Prospect for Reform in the Arab World
Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

Iraq, the Arab Spring, and Prospect for Reform in the Arab World

  • 801 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)
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A Brownbag Lecture with David L. Phillips

Director, Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Mr. Phillips is a former Foreign Affairs Expert and Senior Adviser to the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of State. He is author of many articles and books on political developments in the Middle East, including Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco and From Bullets to Ballots: Violent Muslim Movements in Transition. 

Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. 

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Tunisia Before & After Ben Ali
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Tunisia Before & After Ben Ali

  • 1501 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)
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Panel and Q&A with Columbia Professors Taoufiq Ben Amor and Rym Bettaieb, and SIPA alumnus (PEPM'07) from Tunisia, Rim Nour
Co-sponsored by with Arab Student Association and the Institute for African Studies.

Columbia University Professors Taoufiq Ben Amor and Rym Bettaieb, and SIPA alumnus (PEPM'07) from Tunisia, Rim Nour, share their viewpoints and updates on the recent events in Tunisia exploring topics ranging from the role that young people have played, to the use of social media, to the mechanisms of grassroots mobilization, as well as the stereotypes that the revolution broke. A Q&A session will follow the panel.

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