Daytona Beach Campus


Honors Series Presents Journalist Afshin Molavi, Speaking on The Fall of the Autocrats: The Arab Spring and Its Discontents

Daytona Beach, FL., October 2, 2013

WHAT: The Arab world uprisings, which led to the fall of several long-standing autocrats and a severe challenge to others, has unleashed dramatic and far-reaching changes across the region. Join Middle East specialist and journalist Afshin Molavi as he takes us on a tour of a region on the cusp of a transformational change and what it all means for the United States.

Molavi, co-director of the World Economy Roundtable and senior research fellow at the New American Foundation, will examine the economic, demographic and social conditions that contributed to the uprisings that could lead to a new cycle of unrest over the next decade. Molavi will also look at the current geopolitics of the region and how he sees U.S. policy as chasing these events.

This event is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Willie Miller Instructional Center, Gale Lemerand Auditorium, Daytona Beach Campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Fla. Click here for a map of the campus.

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.

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CONTACT: James Roddey, Communications and Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; (386) 226-6198;

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