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Revolution and Political Transitions in North Africa

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241 37th and O St., N.W., Washington

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Maghreb Center

invite you to an afternoon roundtable

Revolution and Political Transitions

in North Africa 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Georgetown University

CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

The roundtable will focus on the 2011 Arab Spring Revolts in North Africa and the subsequent political transitions. Specific issues to be addressed will be the role of the military and the police force in transitions, the sequencing of elections and constitution-writing, and the important role of youth. The discussion will include highlights from the newly published book Revolution, Revolt, and Reform in North Africa: The Arab Spring and Beyond (Ricardo René Larémont, ed. Routledge, 2013) and The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics (John L. Esposito and Emad El-Din Shahin, eds. Oxford University Press, 2013). 

3:00-3:25   Registration 

 

3:25-3:30   Welcoming Remarks 

Osama Abi-Mershed, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

and

Nejib Ayachi, The Maghreb Center

 

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3:30-4:00   Roundtable I—Power: The Army and the Police in Transitions to Democracy

Participants:

 

Azzedine Layachi, Saint John's University

 

Lahouari Addi, Carnegie Centennial Fellow, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

 

Noureddine Jebnoun, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

 

Moderator: Nejib Ayachi, The Maghreb Center

 

4:00-4:20   Q&A

 

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4:20-4:50   Roundtable II—Process: Constitutions, Elections,

and their Sequencing in Transitions to Democracy

 

Participants:

 

Emad El-Din Shahin, The American University in Cairo

 

Michael Hudson, National University of Singapore

 

Joseph Sassoon, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

 

Moderator: Ricardo Larémont, SUNY Binghamton

 

4:50-5:15    Q&A

 

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5:15-5:45    Roundtable III—Moving Forward: Youth and their Interactions with Religious and Secular Parties

 

Participants:

 

Ricardo Larémont, SUNY Binghamton

 

Amira Aleya-Sghaier, University of Tunis

 

Nejib Ayachi, The Maghreb Center

 

Moderator: Osama Abi-Mershed, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University 

 

5:45-6:00   Q&A 

 

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6:00              Reception

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Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

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