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Talk on progress of democracy in post-spring Arab world

Leslie Campbell, director of the National Democratic Institute’s (NDI) Middle East and North Africa Region, will speak on “Interim Assessment: Is There Progress Toward Democracy in the Post-Spring Arab World” on Monday, October 14, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. McCosh 60, at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Workshop on Arab Political Development.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by October 11, 2013, to the Christine Riley at or 609-258-8237**

Leslie Campbell has 25 years of experience in international development, parliamentary governance, and political affairs.  He joined the NDI in 1994 and has directed its programs in the Middle East and North Africa region since 1996. As NDI’s senior associate and regional director, Campbell has overseen a vast expansion of NDI’s programs in the Middle East with the establishment of offices and programs that furnish assistance with political, civic, and governance reform throughout the Arab world..

Amaney Jamal, associate professor of politics, is the director of the Workshop on Arab Political Development. The lecture is cosponsored with the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice; the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia; and the Department of and Program in Near Eastern Studies.