Speaker: Professor Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
Chair: Professor Fawaz Gerges, LSE
Thursday 5 July 2012, 18.30-- 20.00, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
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The tensions around Iran have raised the spectre of a new war in the Middle East. The dynamics of this crisis are determined by the interaction between global powers, Iran's internal politics, and the developments in the rest of the region - now from one end to another engulfed in a massive transnational revolutionary uprising, code-named 'The Arab Spring.' These revolutions have radically altered the political DNA of the region, giving rise to counter-revolutionary forces that see a war against Iran as a way to mobilize against the democratic tide.
Professor Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of 'The Arab Spring: the End of Post-Colonialism' (2012).
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