Far from the misconceptions of the "Arab Spring" or the "Islamist Autumn", the upheavals of the Arab world over the last three years unfolded along a number of lines of understanding - some local, others regional or global - that were intricately mixed. Professor Gilles Kepel, who has extensively travelled the Middle East since Spring 2011 and met with many of the conflicting actors of the crisis, from Tunisia to Syria and the Arabian peninsula, introduces a contextual analysis of the events rationale, based on his award-winning travelogue Passion arabe [the Arab Passion].
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LSE MIDDLE EAST CENTRE AND LSE IDEAS PUBLIC LECTURE
Speaker: Professor Gilles Kepel, Sciences Po
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge, LSE
Date: Tuesday 25 February 2014
Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Attendance: This event is free and open to all on a first come first served basis. Our events are very well attended, please make sure to arrive early. We cannot guarantee entry
Professor Gilles Kepel is Professor and Chair, Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at the Institut d' Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS.