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Islamic Awakening - Is U.S. Policy Adapting Successfully to Recent Political Changes?

  • 06 Oct 2014
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • San Manuel Student Union, Fourplex - Room 217, CSU San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino, Park in Lot D (fee)

Dr Dany Doueiri, Assistant Director Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Dr. Doueiri will provide insights into the political and social history of people in north Africa that led post colonial authoritarian regimes to co-opt revolutionary forces by supporting Islamist groups. The Arab Spring that began in Tunisia flamed democratic hopes among the North African middle class and in the West for democratic reform and new social and economic freedoms. Without the requisite political experience and strong civil institutions, the aftermath instead has been one of growing religiously ideological and political extremism in many countries. How are the issues playing out in the Maghreb? How compatible is Islamism with the development of the civil institutions of democracy? What barriers do those people who are working to advance democracy face in the Maghreb and in places where there are increasingly radical Islamic political forces? What are the key elements of an effective U.S. policy for this region?

Registration: Free to CSUSB & high school students and their teachers but pre-registration required. Teachers bring a 4GB flash drive to receive teacher resources and a short video. Pre-register through the World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California at
(select online registration)

Find maps to and of the campus at

NOTE: The San Manuel Student Union is behind University Hall just off Parking Lot D (fee), to the right of the main campus entrance at 5500 University Parkway in San Bernardino.

Direct questions to Peg Hill, CSUSB WAC Chair

Great Decisions 2014 briefing books are used at each of the 8 sessions. It is recommended that participants pre-read   pp. 41-52 for this program. A limited number of books are available for $20 at the session or may be purchased from the Foreign Policy Association in advance of the program


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