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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 - Events, Highlight

Is the Arab Spring already over?

On Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 18:00 to 20:00 hrs, BICC in cooperation with the Forum-Eine-Welt Bonn cordially invites the interested public to a talk with Marcel Pott, longtime ARD-correspondent, on the topic “Is the Arab Spring already over?” (in German).

Tahir Place; Photo: Ahmed Khalifa

Are merely the power elites exchanged in Tunisia, Egypt or Libya? Or can an ‘Islamic democracy’ be gained by fighting? Which role do absolutist-conservative states of the Arab peninsula, such as Saudi-Arabia and Qatar, that suppress the freedom movement in Bahrain but support the opposition in Syria play? And—how does the West react in view of these upheavals in the region? The committed expert on the Middle East and publicist Marcel Pott, who only recently published a book, entitled “The fight for the Arab soul” (Der Kampf um die arabische Seele) will discuss these and other questions.

 

Invitation (in German)