More than a year and a half following the self-immolation of a street vendor in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, Arab nations are grappling with the transition toward sustainable peace. The impact of the Arab Spring movement poses challenges for peaceful elections and establishing stable forms of democratic institutions.
This well-versed panel of Middle East and human rights experts will reflect on the relevance and role of Islamic religious values and the influence of foreign policy as democratic movements in the Middle East negotiate their futures.
Tuesday, September 11th from 9:30 to 11:00am, ROME Auditorium, Johns Hopkins SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20036.
Speakers: Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Professor Emerita of Law, University of Richmond. Founder and President, KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers of Human Rights; Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware; Laith Kubba, Senior Director, Middle East and North Africa, National Endowment for Democracy; Dr. Peter Mandaville, Director of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Government, George Mason University. Moderator: Joseph V. Montville, Director of the Program on Healing Historical Memory, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University.