The Brecht Forum presents a special forum

Tunisia, Egypt….What Next?

a panel with Nizar Aboud, Younes Abouyoub, Talal Assad, Norman Finkelstein
and Fadhel Kaboub

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm

at the Brecht Forum
451 West Street*
New York City

* travel directions below

After the wave of democratization in the former Eastern European
countries, many scholars wondered why the Arab World was still lagging
behind. Some argued that that this was due to cultural and religious
factors that make Arab societies a natural locus of the so-called
"oriental despotism". This panel will discuss the unexpected uprisings
which are shaking the Arab world, starting from North Africa. What are the
reasons behind these revolts? Is there a domino effect after Tunisia and
Egypt? Who is leading these social movements? What are the regional and
global implications of regime change in the region? These and other
questions will be discussed by a panel of scholars and journalists whose
work focuses on the region.

Nizar Aboud, NYC correspondent for the Lebanese newspaper, Al-Akhbar
Younes Abouyoub, political sociologist, Columbia University
Talal Assad, anthropologist, City University of New York
Norman Finkelstein, author and political scientist
Fadhel Kaboub, economist, Denison University

Admission–sliding scale: $6/$10/$15

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Travel Directions

The Brecht Forum is at 451 West Street (West Side Highway) in Manhattan,
between Bank and Bethune Streets, 1-1/4 block north of West 11 Street.

IND Eighth Avenue A, C, or E train to 14 Street or BMT Canarsie L train to
8 Avenue; walk down 8 Avenue to Bank Street, turn right, walk west to West
Street, turn right.

IRT Seventh Avenue 1, 2, or 3 train to 14 Street; get off at south end of
station, walk west on 12 Street to 8 Avenue, left to Bank Street, turn
right, walk west to West Street, turn right.

New Jersey PATH train to Christopher Street; walk north on Greenwich
Street to Bank Street, left to West Street, turn right.

#8 bus to West Street; walk up West Street to 451.

#11, #14A or #20 bus to Abingdon Square; walk west on Bank Street to West
Street, turn right.

#14D bus to 8 Avenue and 14 Street, walk down 8 Avenue to Bank Street,
turn right, walk west to West Street, turn right.

The Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB)–a member of The Institute for Popular Education at the Brecht Forum—-founded in 1990–451 West StreetNew York, New York 10014(212)