Panel Discussion on Recent Events in the Middle East

Are we witnessing the end of the age of the Arab autocrats? What are the implications of fundamental political change for the peoples of the Middle East and for United States foreign policy?

In light of recent events in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan, the Middle East Institute and the Department of Political Science have organized a panel discussion for Thursday, Feb. 3, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

The panel titled “The End of the Arab Autocrats?” will be held in Troy Moore Library (9th floor, General Classroom Building). Panel participants include: Dr. Michael Herb (Political Science), Dr. Rashid Naim (Political Science), and Dr. Abbas Barzegar (Religious Studies). For more information, please contact Alta Schwartz at or 404.413.6146.

Want to learn more? The following are just a few of the books available in the University Library:

ʻArafāt, ʻAlāʼ al-Dīn. The Mubarak Leadership and Future of Democracy in Egypt.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

ʻAwaḍī, Hishām. In Pursuit of Legitimacy: The Muslim Brothers and Mubarak, 1982-2000. New York Tauris, 2004.

Bradley, John R.  Inside Egypt: The land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Milton-Edwards, Beverley and Peter Hinchcliffe. Jordan: A Hashemite Legacy. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Waltz, Susan Eileen. Human Rights and Reform: Changing the Face of North African Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

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