The Pink Elephant in the Room

The pink elephant in the room

What makes a Palestinian intifada different from other Arab revolutions?  David Aronofsky, University of Montana General Counsel and adjunct faculty member in the Schools of Law and Education, asked this very provocative question during this year’s Sutton Colloquium. The Colloquium, which hosted a diverse group of panelists from around the country, came to a rather … Read more

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