April 1, 2014, 7:00pm
The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for PluralismPresenter: Dr. Marwan Muasher
Location: Hunstman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Are you confused about all the events happening in the Middle East? Do you want to get a better understanding of the challenges facing Middle Eastern societies at the moment?
If so, then please join the Penn Arab Student Society and Wharton MENA for their first speaker event of the year with Dr. Marwan Muasher- vice president for studies at Carnegie and former foreign minister and deputy prime minister of Jordan.
Dr. Muasher will be explaining the causes of unrest in the Arab region, a topic he addresses in his latest publication. He traces this unrest back to the first Arab Awakening and emphasizes the important role of the new generation and its commitment to tolerance, diversity, the peaceful rotation of power, and inclusive economic growth. He calls on the West to rethink political Islam and the Arab Israeli conflict, and he underscores the importance of efforts to strengthen education and expand traditional definitions of Arab citizenship for the long-term process of democratic transition.