The Unfinished Project of the Arab Spring:
Why “Middle East Exceptionalism” is Still Wrong
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
September 25-27, 2015
KEYNOTE AND DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS:
Four years after the recent revolutions/social movements (2011-12) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the region is caught between a number of rocks and many hard places. The rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the return of a military regime in Egypt, the breakout of proxy/civil war in Syria and Yemen, and the chaos and collapse of the Libyan polity have largely replaced hope with despair, and excitement with resentment. Is the Middle East exceptionally immune to democratic movements, values and institutions?
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