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Yemeni Echoes of the Arab Spring
A recent Nobel Peace Prize Award to Ms. Tawakkul Karman has heightened interest in pressures for political reform in Yemen. Our speaker will consider the expectations of Yemen’s struggling factions through the mirror of other recent political upheavals in the Arab region. By understanding how Yemen’s partisans understand their goals in light of other recent Arab reform movements we might better anticipate the possibilities for change in Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East.
November 15, 2011
211 Gibson Hall
This event is proudly co-sponsored by the Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Laguages & Cultures and the Center for International Studies at the University of Virginia.
About Jefferson Gray
Jefferson Gray is staff writer for the First Freedom Center, a non-partisan, non-denominational education nonprofit based in Richmond, Virginia supporting the advance of the fundamental human rights of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience. A former Fulbright (IIE) Scholar to the Republic of Yemen, Jefferson Gray has conducted field research on associational life in rural Yemen and Jordan and is, mostly recently, a contributor to the working paper "Tribalism, Governance and Development" for the United States Agency for International Development (2010). Previously a Visiting Instructor in International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah, Jefferson Gray is finishing his doctoral thesis, "Civil Society and its Tribal Discontents: Structural Adjustment, Diesel Fuel, and Associational Life in Arab West Asia," in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago.
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