Dates & Time
January 16th - March 6th
Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This class aims to provide students with a general overview of basic themes and issues in the current Arab World since the eruption of "Arab Spring" in December 2010. We intend to present a comprehensive portrait of the Arab world without overlooking its complexity, specificity, and inner dynamics.
~ Introduction to the Arab world today
~ Institutional building and governance
~ Role of the military
~ Economics of the Arab world today
~ Role of religion and the rise of political Islam
~ Women, minorities, and civil societies
~ Role of media
~ U.S. & Arab world today
About the Instructor
Mohamed Elmenshawy is a scholar, and the director of the Languages and Regional Studies program at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. He is a regular commentator on international politics in major international and Arabic television and radio networks. Recent appearances include Al Jazeera TV, CNN International, and C-Span TV. His writing regularly appears on Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, International Heralded Tribune, and others. He writes a
weekly column for Egyptian Daily Al Shorouk News.