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.