October 16 – Arab Spring

Arab Spring

Come hear UCLA professor Dr. James Gelvin speak on the topic of the Arab spring.

James L. Gelvin is professor of modern Middle Eastern history at UCLA. He was graduated from Columbia University (A.B.), the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (M.I.A.), and Harvard University (Ph.D.). He has taught at Boston College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the American University in Beirut. A specialist in the modern social and cultural history of the Arab East, he is author of Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire (University of California Press, 1998), The Modern Middle East: A History (Oxford University Press, 2004, 2007, 2011), The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War (Cambridge University Press, 2005, 2007), along with numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes. His most recent book is The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know, which will be published by Oxford University Press shortly.

Notices:

We will be discussing endorsement of a position in support of or opposed to the following proposed ballot measures: 1394, 1444, 1485, 1486, 1487. Current status of the proposed measures may be found here: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-measures/initiative-referendum-status.htm

We will be discussing a bylaws amendment to change the title of our club officer from ‘Treasurer’ to ‘Controller,’ and to eliminate confusion between the volunteer officer and the paid political treasurer.

Location:

Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Home of Celina Lew and Ed Castro
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