Nov. 17 Lecture - Youth Movements & the Arab Revolutions

Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 by: Laila Waggoner | Category: Events

Dr. Juan Cole, internationally renowned expert on the Middle East, will deliver the 13th annual Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in the Driscoll Center Auditorium at The University of Toledo. The title of this free, public lecture is “Youth Movements and the Arab Revolutions.”

Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. His most recent book is Engaging the Muslim World (Palgrave Macmillan, March, 2009) and he also recently authored Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). He has been a regular guest on PBS’s Lehrer News Hour, and has also appeared on ABC Nightly News, Nightline, the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper 360, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, the Colbert Report, Democracy Now! and many other programs. He also has given many radio and press interviews.

Professor Cole has written widely about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and South Asia. He has commented extensively on al-Qaeda and the Taliban, the Iraq War, the politics of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and Iranian domestic struggles and foreign affairs. He has a regular column at Truthdig and hosts a popular blog, Informed Comment, focused on Middle East affairs ( He continues to study and write about contemporary Islamic movements, whether mainstream or radical, whether Sunni and Salafi or Shi`ite. He lived in various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years, and continues to travel widely there.

The Mikhail Lecture is made possible through the Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Endowment Fund, established in 2000 by the Mikhail family. WGTE is media sponsor.

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