Council on World Affairs Presents Arab Politics with Dr. Michael Hudson

Session Time: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, WVIZ and CCWA will host, via a distance learning connection, Professor Michael C. Hudson on Wednesday, January 22 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Profession Hudson’s topic Arab Politics: Still Searching for Legitimacy.

The popular uprisings across the Arab world that began in 2011 have not yet produced democracy or stability. Instead, the region is in chaos: in Egypt, the democratically elected government was overthrown; Tunisia, Yemen, and Libya are in crisis; there are ongoing protest movements in Bahrain; the civil war in Syria is getting worse and worse; and the Iraqi government finds itself fending off al-Qaida militants. In addition to internal upheaval, these countries are also subject to regional and international political currents, specifically the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Join us as Dr. Hudson interacts with your students about the impact of the instability of these Arab governments and their impact on global politics and the global economy. Our program is hosted and sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and is FREE to all participating schools.

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