Crisis in the Middle East

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From Jennifer Enxuto at the Center for the Study of Public Life:

A panel discussion on recent developments in the Middle East: Why have the hopes of the Arab Spring reached the current impasse, and what can be done to avoid further violence?

Date: Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Pac 001
Cost: Free

More information about the panelists below.


Tarek Masoud, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

Prof. Masoud is a political scientist and Middle East specialist who has published widely on Egyptian politics and political Islam. The
author of a forthcoming book entitled Counting Islam: Religion and Electoral Politics in the Arab World (Cambridge Univ. Press), he also is co-editor of Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics (Cambridge, 2004) and Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge, 2008).

Mohamed Elfayoumy, Egyptian diplomat and Linda Vester Yale World Fellow.

Mr. Elfayoumy served until recently as Consul/Political officer with the Embassy of Egypt in Damascus and as his country’s representative to the Syrian Opposition. He will be speaking in a personal capacity.

Marcie J. Patton, Professor of Politics at Fairfield University and Visiting Professor in the Government Department at Wesleyan.

Prof. Patton is the author of numerous articles on Turkey where she has conducted extensive fieldwork. Her work appears in the Middle East Journal,Middle East Report, and Mediterranean Politics, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East as well as in edited volumes.

Chair: Peter Rutland, Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor in Global Issues and Democratic Thought, Government Department, Wesleyan University.

Sponsored by: The Center for the Study of the Public Life and the Government Department.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Tucker (jtucker(at)wesleyan(dot)edu), Interim Director of the Center for the Study
of Public Life, or Jennifer Enxuto, Administrative Assistant, CSPL (jenxuto(at)wesleyan(dot)edu and x3296).

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