a public event
A Debate between Professors Juan Cole and Larry Diamond
Juan Cole is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern and South Asian History in the History Department of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and President-Elect of the Middle East Studies Association. His current research focuses on contemporary Shi`ite Islam in Iraq and Iran, and the "jihadi" or "sacred-war" strain of Muslim radicalism. He is a graduate of UCLA's Islamic Studies program and the author of the weblog Informed Comment.
Larry Diamond is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute and founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy. He teaches Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University and coordinates the Democracy Program at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. During the first three months of 2004, he served as senior advisor on governance to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad.
The debate between the two scholars, cosponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Studies, is hosted by UCLA's Center for Social Theory and Comparative History, as part of its colloquium series on Democracy at the Crossroads.
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Social Theory and Comparative History
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