The Arab Spring One Year On: Islamists and Democratic Governance

The Arab Spring One Year On: Islamists and Democratic Governance

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Maher Hathout.

One year following the cascade of demonstrations that has reshaped the political landscape in a series of Arab countries, this program will examine the changes that have taken place and the major challenges that lie ahead. The panel of distinguished Arab and Arab-American figures will focus particularly on the role of Islamic movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and of Islamists, issues of human rights, the treatment of minorities and women, and the return of citizens as actors in the Middle East.

Keynote address by Dr. Maher Hathout, Muslim Public Affairs Council Senior Adviser and a leading spokesman for the American Muslim Community followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Eli al-Hindi, Notre Dame University in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Randa Slim, New America Foundation and Middle East Institute, and Dr. Margaret Karns, past president of DCOWA and UD professor emerita as moderator.

(Co-sponsored by Dayton Council on World Affairs, University of Dayton Department of Political Science, Dayton Mercy Society, Dayton International Peace Museum)