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Eva Bellin to speak on 'Jasmine Revolution' Feb. 21

Eva Bellin, the Myra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics at Brandeis University, will speak on "People Power and the Possibilities of Democratization in the Middle East: Lessons From the Jasmine Revolution" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Burr Hall, Room 219, at Princeton University. The event is the second of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies-sponsored Workshop on Arab Political Development spring speaker series.

**NOTE FOR MEDIA: This event is open to print reporters only. No photography or broadcast recording of the event is permitted. Media who would like to attend should RSVP by Feb. 18 to Audrey Mainzer at amainzer@princeton.edu or (609) 258-5978.**

Bellin has written extensively on the authoritarian persistence in the Middle East, the political economy of development, the evolution of civil society and the politics of cultural change. She is the author of "Stalled Democracy: Capital Labor and the Paradox of State-Sponsored Development" and has served as an editor for the Journal of Comparative Politics since 2005.

The event is cosponsored with the Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Audrey Mainzer at amainzer@princeton.edu or (609) 258-5978.

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