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A Year in Tahrir: The Future of the Arab Spring and Its Implications in the US
On April 14, 2012 The National Security Network along with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Wayne State University Law School hosted a daylong conference titled “A Year in Tahrir: The Future of the Arab Spring and Its Implications in the US”.

April 19, 2012 (Press Release courtesy of The National Security Network)

On April 14, 2012 The National Security Network along with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Wayne State University Law School hosted a daylong conference titled “A Year in Tahrir: The Future of the Arab Spring and Its Implications in the US”. The host organizations brought together 11 leading experts in their fields to discuss the current movements happening in many countries around the world. The speakers gave short presentations with the most up to date information including discussion of a United Nations resolution that was passed during the conference. Then audience members were able to engage the speakers in an open dialogue during an ample question and answer period. A reception after the conference allowed all participants and speakers to extend the conversation, exchange contact information, and form working relationships. The full list of speakers is below on the program.

The approximately 60 attendees ranged from Wayne State University students to members of the Arab American community not only from Detroit but also surrounding suburbs to a Congressional Staffer. The conference facilitated connections to be made not only between participants but speakers as well. During different panels, speakers were live tweeting their opinions at each other to continue the discussion.

To view a full video of the conference courtesy of Star Sky TV, click here.


Media Coverage:

Greg Fox, Marc Lynch, and Saeed Khan on local radio: http://www.wdet.org/shows/craig-fahle-show/episode/arab-spring-one-year-anniversary/

WWJ 950 local CBS radio was there, they interviewed Marc Lynch and Saeed Khan which aired on Sunday 4/15.

The conference was picked up by AP and USA today.

The South End, a local paper attended the conference and did a write up.

In addition, the student newspaper were there for the last panel.

Other hits:

http://www.undispatch.com/un-dispatch-heading-to-motor-city

http://lawreview.wayne.edu/news.php?id=8562

http://www.13abc.com/story/17443745/mich-university-hosts-conference-on-arab-spring

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/04/wsu_hosts_conference_on_arab_s.html

http://www.mifox32.com/story/17443745/mich-university-hosts-conference-on-arab-spring

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/usatoday/article/39036685?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs

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The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) is an independent nonprofit public policy research organization. Our mission is to provide expert analysis, insight and context to critical issues facing our nation, with an emphasis on those issues related to Muslim communities in the U.S. and abroad. To learn more about ISPU, and to download copies of our publications, please visit www.ispu.org.


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