Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Teaching The Middle East: Between Authoritarianism and Reform

Teaching The Middle East: Between Authoritarianism and Reform

Date : Sat., October 15, 2011 to Sun., October 16, 2011 Category : Butcher History Institute

The turmoil that began in Tunisia in December 2010 has spread throughout the region. The big question is whether the Arab Spring will pave the way for a transition to democratic regimes or to a different form of dictatorship. At this historic moment in the Middle East, the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Wachman Center will bring together leading academic experts in relevant fields—including Middle East specialists from the fields of history, cultural studies, economics, political science and international relations—to place these events in historical perspective, enabling secondary school teachers to help their students connect the headlines of the day with an understanding of the region’s history.

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Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks

Walter A. McDougall

Co-Chair - Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

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Islam and Democracy in the Middle East

Daniel Brumberg

Senior Adviser, Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention

Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University

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Islam and Democracy in the Middle East

Political Culture, Protest, and Dissent in Jordan

Jillian Schwedler

Associate Professor of Political Science and Honors Program Director

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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The Politics of Protest in Jordan

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Political Culture, Protest, and Dissent in Jordan

Is the Green Movement Dead? Political Dissent Iran

Amin Tarzi

Marine Corps University

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Iran’s Internal Dynamics

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Is the Green Movement Dead?: Political Dissent Iran

The Crisis in Yemen: AQAP, Saleh, and Governmental Instability

Christopher Swift

Fellow, University of Virginia Law School’s Center for International Security Law

Author of The Fighting Vanguard: Local Insurgencies in the Global Jihad

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The Crisis in Yemen: al-Qaeda, Saleh, and Governmental Instability

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Elections, Repression, Succession, and the Future of Egypt

Eric Trager

Associate Scholar, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania

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Egypt, Regime Change, and The Muslim Brotherhood

Turkey and Its Foreign Policy under AKP

Michael A. Reynolds

Assistant Professor in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

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Turkey and Its Foreign Policy under AKP

The Moroccan Model

Audra K. Grant

Political Scientist, Rand Corporation

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The Moroccan Model

The Middle East and the US in Geopolitical Perspective

Michael S. Doran

Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

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Teaching the Middle East: A Primer

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What Our Students – and Our Political Leaders – Don’t Know About the Middle East

Resources for Educators

Wendy Ennes

Associate Head of Public Education and Project Director of Teaching the Middle East

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Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators (link)

Location

Venue

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

1200 Market Street PA Philadelphia 19107

Registration links

Register Deadline

Fri., July 13, 2012

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