The Arab Spring and the Future of the Middle East

Raleigh, NC – Akram Khater, Professor of History at N.C. State University, will address a topic making international headlines, the Arab Spring. He will present the lecture “Tectonic Shifts: The Arab Spring and the Future of the Middle East” on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Admission is free.

North Carolina Museum of History

“The lecture will look at the causes of the Arab Spring, a region-wide movement with local particularities, that has permanently changed the political landscape in the Middle East,” said Khater. “On the basis of this historical analysis, we can then explore the divergent outcomes of the various movements from Tunisia to Syria and provide a glimpse of what the future might hold for the region and its peoples.”

Khater, a native of Lebanon, is the author of several books on the Middle East. An Alumni Distinguished University Professor, he is Director of Middle East Studies Program and Director of the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies at N.C. State University. Khater has recently completed a PBS documentary on the history of the Lebanese community in North Carolina.

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