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The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform

September 30, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum 

Several years after the Arab Spring began, democracy remains elusive in the Middle East. The Arab Spring that resides in the popular imagination is one in which a wave of mass mobilization swept the broader Middle East, toppled dictators, and cleared the way for democracy. The reality is that few Arab countries have experienced anything of the sort.  Dr. Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Associate Professor of International Relations at Harvard University, will explore why regime change took place in only four Arab countries and why democratic change has proved so elusive in the countries that made attempts.

This event is a part of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs Foreign Policy Forum. Through the Foreign Policy Forum, think tank experts, government officials, and ambassadors will explore relevant and timely geopolitical topics ranging from foreign policy to world economics and current global issues.



5:30 PM Reception with cash bar
6:00 PM Program begins
6:45 PM Q&A
7:15 PM Program concludes


Admission:  $25; Members $15; Full-time students $5



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September 30, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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