The Lebanonization of the Middle East: Understanding Middle East Politics in the Post-Arab Spring

Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Eric Bordenkircher

The Lebanonization of the Middle East: Understanding Middle East Politics in the Post-Arab Spring

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bunche Hall 10383


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Dr. Bordenkircher will argue that the politics of many countries in the Middle East are beginning to resemble Lebanese politics - deeply sectarian with ethnic and ideological divides, as well as considerable external interference. He will discuss Lebanonization and the Lebanese political phenomenon, and apply this phenomenon to Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and Libya.

Dr. Eric Bordenkircher is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Claremont McKenna College and a Research Fellow at UCLA's Center for Middle East Development. Bordenkircher has spent roughly three years in the Middle East as an affiliate at the American University of Beirut’s Center for Arab and Middle East Studies (CAMES) and a re-search assistant at the Université Saint-Joseph’s Centre d’études pour le monde arabe moderne (CEMAM). He is currently writing a book on sectarianism in the Middle East and an article on US Grand Strategy in the Middle East in the post Cold War. Bordenkircher completed his PhD in Islamic Studies at UCLA.

Special Instructions
Light refreshments will be served | Pay-by-space parking is available in Lot 3


Cost : Free

Sophia Isakowitz
cmed@international.ucla.edu
http://international.ucla.edu/cmed/

Sponsor(s): Center for Middle East Development

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