February 8, 2011 @ 12:00pm
Student Union II, Room 5
George Mason University
Presented by Middle East Studies/Global Interdisciplinary Programs
The social upheaval and protests in Tunisia and Egypt recently cannot be underestimated, whether or not the outcome is what the protesters desired. The magnitude of these developments cannot be adequately understood without a sober account of the authoritarian legacy of these regimes and their international supporters. One would also have to sift through the largely superficial accounts that pervade the mainstream press. As for Lebanon, the question of the International Tribunal on the assassination of former Prime Minister Hariri continues to cause ample conflict and turmoil in an already divided polity, with both regional and international implications. Both sets of developments were addressed in this brown bag lunch.
Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs
FAMA is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute.
Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.