November 11, 2013
Ali Ahmida, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, has been invited to participate in the fifth annual conference of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, which will take place in collaboration with Koc University of Istanbul, Turkey, March 27-28, 2014.
The conference, Political Change in the Arab World: Internal Dynamics and Regional Actors, will examine the internal dynamics of and the role of regional actors in the political transitions in the Arab world. Scholars, policymakers and practitioners from across the region, as well as international experts, will attend.
Some of the key issues discussed will include transitions in Tunisia and Egypt; political Islam; violent conflicts and their aftermath; monarchies in transition; and the role of Turkey as a regional player. Ahmida will speak about the Libyan transition and its accompanying security challenges.