Monday, March 30, 2015

The New Arabs

I wanted you to know about this event.  Let me know if you are able to attend with me,

The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East  with Juan Cole, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Michigan April 16, 2015 International Affairs Forum Dennos Museum 6pm. Free for current students and educators 

The renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today’s Arab youth—who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics. In his stunning new book, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East, Cole outlines the history that led to the dramatic changes in the region, and explores how a new generation of men and women are using innovative notions of personal rights to challenge the authoritarianism, corruption, and stagnation afflicting their societies. Can the Millennials shift from being a catalyst for rebellion to a governing force? Was the rise of the Internet as central to these social movements as reported in the western press? Are western governments prepared to engage with the Millennial Generation to promote democratic change? For three decades, Cole has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!  COME PREPARED WITH QUESTIONS.

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