Building Pluralistic and Inclusive States Post-Arab Spring

Now in its sixth year, the political and social upheaval triggered by the Arab uprisings shows little sign of abating. U.S. and international policymakers continue to struggle to respond to the turmoil, which includes state collapse and the rise of radical jihadism in Syria, Iraq and Yemen; the fragmentation of political authority in Libya; faltering transitions in Egypt and Tunisia; and the longer-term economic and political challenges facing oil-rich Arab Gulf states.

Political, socio-religious and economic exclusion remain among the most significant catalysts of instability. Grievances that initially triggered the uprisings remain unaddressed, youth are further disenchanted and marginalized, and minority voices remain unheard as Arab states face the rising tide of radicalism and severe economic crises.

The Baker Institute Center for the Middle East, in collaboration with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, hosted a panel of renowned Middle East and North Africa experts to identify effective and sustainable policy options the new U.S. administration may consider to foster more inclusive and pluralistic systems in the region.

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Keynote Speaker

His Excellency Marwan Muasher, Ph.D.
Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace



Amr Hamzawy, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Mazen Hassan, Ph.D.
Professor, Cairo University

Valentine Moghadam, Ph.D.
Nonresident Fellow, Women's Rights in the Middle East Program, Baker Institute; and Director, Middle East Studies Program, Northeastern University

Imad Salamey, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution, Lebanese American University

Peter Salisbury
Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House


Moderated by

Hillary Wiesner, Ph.D.
Program Director for Transnational Movements, Carnegie Corporation of New York



5:00 pm — Reception
5:30 pm — Presentation




Thu, Jan. 26, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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