The Arab Spring in Context: Background, History and Politics

"Mural in Progress"

Professor Nader Hashemi, Professor Orit Bashkin and Dr. Robert Hazan helped place the Arab Spring in context by providing an overview of how the revolution came about. The Arab Spring actually began in the winter. One major catalyst of the revolution mentioned by the panelists was when Muhammad Bouazizi, a Tunisian man who felt he … Read more