“Non-Islamic Determinants of Arab Protest”
Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London
Monday, 13 April 2015, 7 p.m.
Location: 601 Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
Professor Gilbert Achcar is one of the world’s leading experts on conflict in the Middle East. Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London – he specializes in non-religious Arab-Arab disputes. There has been little journalistic coverage of the economic and secular political issues that are the fundamental cause of a great deal of Middle Eastern violence. He has written eleven books and over a hundred articles on the Middle East. His book The People Want (University of California Press) is an important reinterpretation of the events of Arab Spring that goes beyond the standard clichés to link popular protest to frustrating political blocks on normal processes of economic development.
Lecture co-sponsored by:
Department of International Studies
Department of Sociology
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness
Special Glasscock Morning Coffee Hour with Dr. Gilbert Achcar
Monday, 13 April 2015, 9-10 a.m.
Location: 311 Glasscock Building, Texas A&M University
Faculty and students are encouraged to attend this event for a chance to interact with Dr. Achcar in an informal setting. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served.
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