Event Date: January 18, 2012 - 1:30 pm Location: Hôtel Château Laurier, 1, rue Rideau
Panel discussion featuring: BARAK BARFI, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C. PETER JONES, University of Ottawa OMAR ASHOUR, Exeter University, U.K., and Brookings Doha Centre.
Moderated by ROLAND PARIS, University of Ottawa
One year after the beginning of what was then called the Arab Spring, this panel discussion aims at taking stock of political developments in key Middle Eastern and North African countries.
Barak Barfi is a research fellow at the New America Foundation and a frequent commentator on Middle Eastern politics for The New Republic, Project Syndicate, Foreign Policy, CNN’s Global Public Square, and other outlets.
Peter Jonesis Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.
Omar Ashouris Lecturer on the politics of the modern Arab world and Director of the M.A. Program in Middle East Studies at the University of Exeter. He is also currently a visiting scholar at the Brookings Doha Centre. He specializes in Islamist movements and ideologies, democratization, ethnic/civil conflict, and terrorism studies, and is the author of The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements (2009).