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Center for Global Citizenship's first event of fall to cover Arab Spring

August 30, 2012

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University will kick off its fall 2012 slate of events on Sept. 8 with a panel discussion, “A Year in Tahrir Square: The Future of the Arab Spring.” It will take place from 3–4:30 p.m. in Aliber Hall, Room 101, and is free and open to the public.

Mahmoud Hamad, assistant professor of politics, will moderate the discussion, which will feature panelists Mark Goldberg, writer for UN Dispatch; Michael Wahid Hanna, a fellow at The Century Foundation; and Marc Lynch, associate professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University.

These experts will discuss the ongoing Arab Spring and its implications for the United States. Topics will include the role of the international community,, the challenges facing transitioning states, and geopolitical issues moving forward.

For more information, please contact David Skidmore at or 515.271.3843. Click here to see a complete list of events sponsored by the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship.