"Popular Upheavals in Tunisia and Egypt and Their Implications
for the Middle East and the World"
Tuesday, April 12, 4:30
p.m., Seelye Hall 106
Azzedine Layachi, who teaches
politics of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as
international relations and international law, will explore
the causes and characteristics of the social rebellion in
Tunisia, its various deminsions and its implications for
the North African and Middle East, and for the world, particularly
Europe and the United States.
Layachi will also discuss recent
events in Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt and other
The lecture is free and open
to the public.
Layachi is the author of several
books on North Africa, including The United States and
North Africa: A Cognitive Approach to Foreign Policy; Economic
Crisis and Political Change in North Africa; State, Society
and Liberalization in Morocco: The Limits of Associative
Life; and Globakl Studies: Africa.
Layachi is a member of the Executive
Board of the American Institute of North African Studies
(AIMS) and of the Advisory Board of the Center for Maghribi
Studies (UK) and the Maghreb Center (USA). He recently served
as associate editor of the Bulletin of the Middle East
Studies Association (MESA), as associate director of
the Center for Global Studies of St. John's University, president
of the US Northeastern Political Science Association, and
president of the New York State Policital Science Association.
The event is sponsored by the
Smith College Lecture Committee, the Middle East Studies
Program and the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute.