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March 28, 2012

Andrew Reynolds, Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair, Global Studies Curriculum

Over 25,000 people have died in the dramatic uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East which are known as the Arab Spring. However, dictators have fallen in only four of the sixteen nations that saw protests begin in January 2011. It remains unclear whether democracy and stability will emerge throughout the region or if new forms of authoritarianism will take root leading to further conflict. Political scientist Andrew Reynolds, whose expertise was sought by the Transitional National Council of Libya, will be on hand to gauge the transformation in the Arab world and offer insights into the past, present and future of this movement.

Time: Special Evening Presentation, 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.