Three years after the popular uprisings that swept away long-entrenched authoritarian leaders, Middle East Institute vice president of policy and research Paul Salem, Ph.D., and senior fellow Khalil al-Anani, Ph.D., will examine the state of the Arab world’s transitions. In their talk, “Assessing the Arab Spring: Three Years On,” Salem and al-Anani will discuss the dynamics behind the transformations underway, with a focus on how the democratization process has fared in countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Libya. Salem will assess and analyze the overall trends shaping the transitions and prospects for a more democratic future. Al-Anani will highlight the case of Egypt, focusing on the new constitution and Egypt’s path toward elections. This event, co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East, is part of the Middle East Institute’s recently launched initiative on Arab Transitions.
Khalil al-Anani, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute
Paul Salem, Ph.D.
Vice President of Policy and Research, Middle East Institute
Allen Matusow, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Affairs, Rice University's Baker Institute
The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Founding Director, Rice University's Baker Institute