The Politics of Elections in the Arab World
A public lecture by Ellen Lust-Okar, Yale University
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Ellen Lust-Okar is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Her research concerns the dynamics of political opposition, the formation of political institutions, and the links between foreign policy and domestic crisis, focusing on the Middle East. Her articles have appeared in International Interactions, Middle Eastern Studies, and several edited volumes. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled, Divided They Fall: The Management and Manipulation of Political Opposition.
This lecture is part of a colloquium held under the auspices of the Center for Near Eastern Studies, and conducted in conjunction with a graduate seminar on Islam and Political Regimes taught by Leonard Binder, Professor of Political Science. Each week the colloquium will consider the political regime in one Muslim country, focusing on state policy and the political forces associated with Islamic interests, organizations, and movements. The lectures will be open to the University community and will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm.