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Conventional Wisdoms of the Arab Spring: Algerian and Tunisian Exceptionalism?
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 7:00pm
Conventional Wisdoms of the Arab Spring: Algerian and Tunisian Exceptionalism?

Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union, room 298, 1825 SW Broadway

Before January 14, 2011, conventional wisdom underscored the stability of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia, and the inherent weaknesses of the post-conflict Algerian regime. Few would have ever anticipated that events 'triggering' the 'Arab Spring' would have come from Tunisia, and fewer still would have thought Algeria would weather the subsequent storm. This panel discussion features Laryssa Chomiak, Ph.D. (Director, Centre d'Études Mahgrébines à Tunis) and Robert Parks, Ph.D. (Founding Director, Centre d'Études Maghrébines en Algérie) and offers a comparative in-depth analysis of the two cases, and invites comments from other cases across the region.

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Co-sponsored by the Anthropology and Political Science departments, Reed College

The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.

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The Portland State University Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series podcast features audio recordings from the series. Please subscribe to the podcast to receive future episodes.