Dr. Quinn Mecham: TUNISIA, EGYPT and BEYOND: The Rise of Popular Protest in the Middle East
Dr. Quinn Mecham
Dr. Quinn Mecham, an Associate Professor at Middlebury College and leading specialist on Middle Eastern politics, will give a talk about current events in Egypt and the region. His research focuses on political Islam and civil conflict in the Muslim world.
Hosni Mubarak's transition from power will be a closely watched event
by the world and particularly by other Arab leaders in the Middle
East as they navigate the sweeping unrest in their countries.
- What are the root causes for these popular uprisings and why now?
- What do these revolutions have in common and how do they differ?
- How will the political landscape take shape in the Middle East if other regimes fall?
Please join us for this timely event to gain insight into the spiraling revolutions in the Middle East and to learn what is atstake for countries such as Egypt, Algeria, Iran, and Yemen.
This event is free and all are welcome to The Barn Door Restaurant at the 1824 House Inn, 7 pm. For more info please call 496-2111.
GMGF's goal is to promote greater awareness and understanding of global issues by bringing knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers to the Mad River Valley. GMGF aims to encourage higher levels of public concern and involvement, foster connections in the community and a sense of solidarity with the outside world, and inspire change and action.