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A Discussion by Dr. Abdeslam Maghraoui about  THE LOGIC, DYNAMICS, AND ACTORS OF THE “ARAB SPRING” will be held in the CCCL-Laalou premises on Thursday, November 24th from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. For those wishing to attend this activity, please contact CCCL at: 0537202365.

The schedule will be organized as follows:

6.30 – 7.00 pm: Tea Reception in honour of Dr. Maghraoui
7.00 – 7.45 pm: Introductory lecture by Dr. Maghraoui
7.45 – 8.30 pm: General Discussion

"In a way the situation that we see today in the region is very much similar to what we have seen in Eastern Europe in 1988-89," Maghraoui said in a recent inter."view. "There could be some kind of domino effect where one country, one regime, after another will fall."

maghraouiAbdeslam Maghraoui is Associate Professor of the Practice of Political Science at Duke University and member of the core faculty at the university’s Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC). He is the author of Liberalism without Democracy: Nationahood and Citizenship in Egypt, 1922-1939, where he examines why liberalism has fared poorly in the Middle East, and a series of papers on the challenge of democratization in the Maghreb. Before joining Duke, Maghraoui taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Georgetown University, and Princeton University. In parallel to his scholarly research, Maghraoui has directed programs on the Middle East and the Muslim World at the International Peace Academy (New York) and the U.S. Institute of Peace (Washington, DC), and regularly consults for the World Bank, the European Union, the US Government, and international human rights organizations. He is currently conducting research for a book on Islam, ethics, and politics in contemporary Muslim societies.
Abdeslam Maghraoui received a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University and a BA in politics and sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Recent Publications
- "American Foreign Policy and Islamic Renewal", Special Report no. 164 (2006), United States Institute of Peace
- Liberalism without Democracy: Nationhood and Citizenship in Egypt, 1922-1936 (Duke University Press) (2006)
- "Démocratisation de la Corruption: Autorité Politique et Réforme au Maroc”, Naqd (Winter, 2004), pp. 105-126
- “Negotiating Political Identity: Clues from Psychoanalytic Theory”, Journal of Mediterranean Studies, vol. 14 no. 1 & 2 (2004)
- Country Report - Morocco, Countries at the Crossroads (2004), Freedom House