Humanities Events

Nov 2

Understanding the Arab Spring - A Public Talk by Professor Avraham Sela

Understanding the Arab Spring - A Public Talk by Professor Avraham Sela, Benedict Distinguished Visiting Scholar and the A. Ephraim and Shirley Diamond Chair in International Relations at Hebrew University. The Humanities Center and the Department of Political Science are pleased to present a talk by Professor Sela, one of the world’s experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a well-known scholar of the Arab and Islamic worlds.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
7:00 – 8:00 pm / Gould Library Athenaeum
Understanding the Arab Spring

His most recent books are The Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Middle East Politics and the Quest for Regional Order (Albany: SUNY Press, 1998) and The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence and Adjustment (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000, 2006) (co-authored with Shaul Mishal). Professor Sela will give a talk that explores the underlying causes of the protest movements that broke out in the Arab world in the spring of 2011, discusses the direction that these movements have taken over the past months, and explores implications for the future of politics in countries such as Syria and Egypt. The event is scheduled from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to include a question-and-answer session following the talk.

Sponsored by Humanities Center. Contact: Nikki Lamberty, Humanities Center, x4217