Members of the public are welcome to attend a free panel discussion tonight about recent revolutions in the Middle East.
The Technocultural Studies Building is playing host to the event – the discussion will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., refreshments will follow and the ASWAT Bay Area Music Ensemble will perform from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
Paul Amar, associate professor of global and international studies at UC Santa Barbara, will discuss the youth movements in Egypt’s revolution as well as police-military contentions. Beshara Doumani, professor of history at UC Berkeley, will reflect on the revolutions’ slogan, “The People Want.” Susan Miller, associate professor of history at UC Davis, will discuss the revolution in Libya.
With this panel, the Middle East/South Asia studies program (MESA) launches its Faris Saeed Lecture Series in Arab Studies – made possible by a $250,000 grant by Faris Saeed, a Dubai resident supportive of MESA at UC Davis.
– Janelle Bitker