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“Arab Spring” or “Arab Winter”? — An Update on the Arab Revolutions

New York University’s Jurow Hall
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place New York, NY 10003
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
6:30PM — 8:30PM


6:00pm — 6:30pm


6:30pm — 6:40pm

Introductory Remarks

  • Mustapha Tlili (Moderator) — Founder and Director of the NYU Center for Dialogues: Islamic World — U.S. — The West. (10 minutes)

6:40pm — 7:10pm

Segment I: Reports from the Field

  • The political landscape in Tunisia in the aftermath of the October 23 elections for a Constitutional Assembly:
    Mohamed Redissi — Professor of Political Science, University of Tunis, Tunisia. (10 minutes)
  • The strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood in the context of the political landscape and developments in Egypt:
    Manar El Shorbagy — Professor of Political Science, American University in Cairo, Egypt. (10 minutes)
  • A presentation of recent Charney Research polling data related to Egypt and its political landscape as the country approaches its first national elections:
    Craig Charney — President, Charney Research, USA. (10 minutes)

7:10pm — 7:20pm

Segment II: Historical and Sociological Perspectives on the Arab Revolutions

  • The social, economic and political roots of the historic changes that started in Tunisia and rocked the rest of the region:
    Zachary Lockman — Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History, NYU, USA. (10 minutes)

7:20pm — 7:30pm

Segment III: Arab Revolutions and the USA

  • Strategic implications for the United States of the historic changes taking place in the Arab world:
    Frank Wisner — Former United States Ambassador to Egypt (1986-1991), USA. (10 minutes)

7:30pm — 7:40pm

Segment IV: Arab Revolutions and the Middle East

  • Implications for the region of the historic changes that started in Tunisia:
    Hussein Hassouna — Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United States, Egypt. (10 minutes)

7:40pm — 8:25pm

Floor Discussion

8:25pm — 8:30 pm

Concluding Remarks by the Moderator

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