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Middle Eastern Studies Program Presents: Arab Uprisings: Causes and Consequences

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Middle Eastern Studies Program Presents: Arab Uprisings: Causes and Consequences A Conversation with Asef Bayat and Mehrzad Boroujerdi Asef Bayat: Professor of Sociology and Middle East Studies, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining Illinois, he served as the director of the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), and held the Chair of Society and Culture of the Modern Middle East at Leiden University, The Netherlands. His recent books include Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn; (with Linda Herrera) Being Young and Muslim: Cultural Politics in the Global South and North ; and Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East. Mehrzad Boroujerdi: is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at SU. He is interested in non-Western political thought and the study of Middle Eastern political elite. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, he is the author of Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism and I Carved, Worshipped and Shattered: Essays on Iranian Identity and Politics

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