Date and time:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 17:30 - 18:30
Location or Venue:
Al-Falasi Lecture Theatre, CAIS Building, Ellery Cres, ANU
Professor Shafeeq Ghabra
61 2 61254982
Since the rebellions of 2011, the Arab order is in a state of disorder, sitting atop a time bomb made up of youth, who constitute the overwhelming majority. Today’s youth, want more freedom, dignity, jobs, and security. The unaccountable and security driven states cannot satisfy their aspirations and, in fact, push them in the opposite direction. Although the monarchies have tended to have more legitimacy than the entrenched despots of the Arab republics, their populations still experienced lack of political expression, freedoms, and government accountability.