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[The Decline of Nation-States after the Arab Spring]

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Decline of Nation-States after the Arab Spring

211 East 46th Street New York, NY 10017-2935
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This book discusses the outcome of the Arab Spring, arguing that the nation-state system has been undermined and replaced with a decentralized and ‘communitarian-based’ governance structure. This new structure may replace autocratic nationalism and have positive consequences on pluralistic and diverse societies in the region. ‘Communitocracy’ strengthens minority alliances in countries such as Lebanon, Iraq, Oman, Kuwait, and Jordan, and preserves the interests of Kurdish, Armenian, Sunni, Shia, Orthodox, and Catholic communities.

Author Imad Salamey is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and the Director of the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution at the Lebanese American University. 

James Ketterer will serve as interviewer/discussant. He is the dean of international studies at Bard College and the director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA).

This event is part of the James Chace lecture series at BGIA and is co-sponsored by Lebanese American University and supported by Foreign Affairs.

For more information, call 845-758-6822.

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: 211 East 46th Street New York, NY 10017-2935