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Today! Khouri to speak on revolutions and the difficult rebirth of the modern Arab World

Rami George Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB), will speak on “Revolutions, Counter-Revolutions, and Constitutions: The Difficult Rebirth of the Modern Arab World” on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 1 Robertson Hall, 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 March 4, 2014 to Christine Riley at or 609-258-8237**


Khouri, who is visiting this year at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, is also a senior fellow at the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School; a research associate at the Middle East Institute at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University; a fellow of the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (Jerusalem); and he  lectures annually at AUB and Northeastern and Villanova universities. Khouri has written a number of books, is an internationally syndicated columnist, and serves as editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper. He was executive editor of the Daily Star from 2003-05, and before that was editor-in-chief of the Jordan Times.


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.


For more information contact the Christine Riley, or 609-258-8237.