The Arab Revolts: A Fourth Wave or an Ebbing Tide?

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Date:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Location:
NYU School of Law, D'Agostino Hall
108 West 3rd Street (bet. Sullivan & MacDougal Streets)
New York , NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

National Endowment for Democracy President Carl Gershman discusses the current social and political climates of various Middle Eastern and North African states, how they have been affected by the recent uprisings, and his views on how the west should deal with the changing political climate.

Part I: Opening Statement by John Brademas

Part II: Introductory Remarks by Robert Miller

Part III: Remarks and Q&A by Carl Gershman

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Event Speakers

    • Carl Gershman - Speaker
      President, National Endowment for Democracy

      Carl Gershman is President of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, congressionally supported grant-making institution with the mission to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts.  In addition to presiding over the Endowment's grants program in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Latin America, he has overseen the creation of the quarterly Journal of Democracy, International Forum for Democratic Studies, and the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program.  He also took the lead in launching in New Delhi in 1999 the World Movement for Democracy, which is a global network of democracy practitioners and scholars. Mr. Gershman is currently encouraging other democracies to establish their own foundations devoted to the promotion of democratic institutions in the world.

    • Carl Gershman