Calendar Name: Cultural Events
Event Category: Lecture
Start Time: 07:00 PM
Weekday(s): Thursday
Start Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
End Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

» Its Good to Be the King: The Arab Uprisings, Social Media & Monarchical Exception


Thursday, February 20
Bellavance Honors Lecture: Its Good to Be the King: The Arab Uprisings, Social Media & Monarchical Exception with Dr. Mohamed Daadaoui
Commons, Worcester Room, 7 p.m.
Uprisings that have swept across the Middle East and North Africa are changing the political landscape of the region. While the sources of Arab grievances are similar, the outcome of the Arab revolt has, so far, produced differing results. What was the role of social media in the events leading to the Arab street anger? Why have the kings fared better than republican counterparts? Daadaoui, professor of political science at Oklahoma City University and author of Moroccan Monarchy and the Islamist Challenge: Maintaining Makhzen Power, attempts to tackle these interesting and important questions. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.