DC Internationals MESALI
14th & V | Langston Room | November 2, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books and DC Internationals MESALI as we welcome author Steven Cook to our 14th and V location. 

More than half a decade after people across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy in the region have all but disappeared in a maelstrom of violence and renewed state
repression. Steven A. Cook, DC Internationals MESALI Adjunct Professor of Political Science, author of False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East and Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow
for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, explains how those moments of empowerment, freedom, and dignity that began in places like Tunisia’s Sidi Bouzid and Egypt’s Tahrir Square turned out differently than most observers expected. 

From Chapter 6, “Freedom Interrupted”: “Looking back, it all seems dream-like. . . . Egypt’s Facebookers and bloggers, Mohammed al- Bouazizi, Khaled Said, Tahrir Square, brave Libyan fighters advancing on Tripoli, the Girl in the Blue Bra, and Gezi Park’s girl in the red dress are of a recent but seemingly
distant past—a gauzy sequence of determination, defiance, hope, and activism that has not been extinguished as much as eclipsed by political uncertainty, instability, and at times unspeakable

A limited number of registered participants are eligible for partial scholarships for 1. the DC Internationals MESALI Winter 2018 course “Comparative Politics of the Middle East”, taught by Adjunct Professor
Steven Cook and 2. Winter 2018 language courses.

Limited Capacity, FREE Admission, RSVP Required at registration@dcinternationals.com

Books will be available before and after the event. 

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