The Arab Spring: One Year In
With the demise of Tunisia's president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on Jan. 14, 2011, the protests now called the 'Arab Spring' had scored their first success. Protests had begun in Algeria at that time, and a few days later spread to Egypt, leading to Husni Mubarak's resignation on Jan. 23rd. New forms of protest, and a new powerful demand for civil rights and dignity emerged, as the world was watching in surprise. One year later, a panel of UM experts will ask: What has really happened? What did the uprisings achieve? Where did they fail? What are the prospects for the near and distant future?
- Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science and Vice Provost for International Affairs
- Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History and Director, Center for South Asian Studies
- Wijdan Alsayegh, Department of Near Eastern Studies Sarai Aharoni, Schusterman Visiting Israeli Lecturer, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
- Atef Said, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology Susanne Koelbl, foreign correspondent, Der Spiegel (Berlin), 2011-2012 Knight-Wallace Fellow
- "The Arab Spring: One Year In"
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