The Arab Awakening: Can America Cope?
Facilitator – Ronald Lesko
Dates & Time – Wednesdays, Jan 23 – Feb 13, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Location – Blue Hill Public Librarty, Howard Room
This colloquy will consider some of the significant issues (cultural differences between Islam and the West, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, oil, deep cultural differences within nation-states, authoritarian governments, etc. ) and selected major players ( Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel and others). An underlying historical question is involved here: Is there anything new and unique taking place currently in the history of the Middle
East, or is it merely presenting us with a reshuffling of the power formula leading to another geopolitical and historical dead end? Readings and other materials will be announced. The Camden Conference will be simulcast at The Grand, Ellsworth, on February 22-24, 2013. See The Grand and the Conference website for further information.
Ronald J. P. Lesko is a retired and reformed Professor of Political Science, Political Theory and Philosophy, State University of New York.
This colloquy is in preparation for the 2013 Camden Conference,
Friday-Sunday, February 22-24
You may follow the conference at The Grand in Ellsworth.