The United States and the Arab Revolts

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

The Arab world has been in upheaval in recent years. Since December 2010, numerous countries have had revolutions or revolts, including Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Bahrain. Much of the instability is the result of repressive or restrictive governments. Now, citizens in these countries are demanding change. What does this mean for the future of the region? For American policy there?

Join us on Wednesday, October 30th at 10:00 a.m. to hear an historical perspective on these events from Chris Townsing.

Mr. Toensing is the Executive Director of the Middle East Research and Information Project and editor of MERIP’s publication, Middle East Report. He holds an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University and later studied Middle Eastern History at Georgetown University. An Arabic speaker, he has lived in Egypt and traveled widely in the Arab Middle East since 1990. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and that organization’s Committee on Academic Freedom.

Do not miss this excellent enrichment opportunity for your students to interact with an expert on the Middle East. Please share the attached flyer information with your Social Studies teachers and students and encourage them to participate in this program.

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