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Fri, Oct 18: Arab Spring and the fall of the Iron Curtain


For this year's installment of the CUNY BA Academic Conference Series, we are partnering with the Consulate of the Republic of Poland to bring a conference comparing the Arab Spring and the fall of the Iron Curtain. The event will take the form of a panel discussion between Eastern European specialists and Middle East scholars.

The panelists will explore similarities between political transitions in Eastern Europe and current transformations in the Middle East; argue about differences; examine what experiences from Europe could be relevant in the context of the Arab Spring; and discuss strategies for economic reforms, building civil society, and good governance.
The conference is scheduled for October 18 (Friday), 2013, at the Polish Consulate in New York City from 6:00-8:30pm with a small reception to follow.
Please register by clicking here. This invitation is transferable, and I encourage you to forward it to anyone interested in attending. Due to limited space and security measures at the Consulate we will call to confirm your reservation.