The Arab Revolts: A Fourth Wave or an Ebbing Tide?
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Will the momentum for political reform seen in Egypt, Tunisia and other states of the Middle East and North Africa continue, or have these movements reached a zenith? Join the FPA, the John Bradmas Center for the Study of Congress at New York University, and the National Endowment for Democracy's president, Carl Gershman, where he will discuss as part of the John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture, "The Arab Revolts: A Fourth Wave or an Ebbing Tide?"
Carl Gershman - Speaker
President, National Endowment for Democracy
Carl Gershman is President of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, congressionally supported grant-making institution with the mission to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. In addition to presiding over the Endowment's grants program in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Latin America, he has overseen the creation of the quarterly Journal of Democracy, International Forum for Democratic Studies, and the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. He also took the lead in launching in New Delhi in 1999 the World Movement for Democracy, which is a global network of democracy practitioners and scholars. Mr. Gershman is currently encouraging other democracies to establish their own foundations devoted to the promotion of democratic institutions in the world.
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