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MENA Monday Night at the Evanston Public Library. The Middle East & North Africa: 2017 in Review—and What to Look for in 2018

When: Monday, January 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Where: Community Meeting Room (1st Floor), Evanston Public Library (1703 Orrington Ave.), Evanston, IL 60201

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free of charge and open to the public.

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


What were the key developments in the Middle East and North Africa of the last year and how should we make sense of them? How has US policy toward the Middle East changed under the Trump administration? What do these developments portend for the region's future and America's role in it?

The MENA Program and the Evanston Public Library are pleased to host this forum with Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University and the director of the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS).

Lynch is the author of The New Arab Wars: Anarchy and Uprising in the Middle East (2016), The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East (2012), and Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today (2007), and the editor of The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East (2014).

He is a contributing editor at The Monkey Cage blog at The Washington Post and editor of the Columbia University Press series Columbia Studies on Middle East Politics. He is a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow in 2016.

Copies of The New Arab Wars: Anarchy and Uprising in the Middle East will be available for sale (thanks to Bookends & Beginnings) at the event and Lynch will sign copies of the book following his presentation.

This event is part of the MENA Monday Night series, a partnership between Northwestern's MENA Program and the Evanston Public Library aimed at expanding the public’s understanding of the MENA region and fostering a forum for questions and dialogue.

This event is co-sponsored by Northwestern University Department of Political Science.

MENA Monday Night events are free of charge and open to the public.

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