Valdosta Daily Times

March 13, 2013

Arts & Sciences Lecture Series Focuses on Political and Social Change in the Middle East


From Valdosta State University

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta State University College of Arts and Sciences Spring Lecture Series continues this month with discussion about the cultural and political revolutions in the Arab world of the Middle East. Hadi Kahalzadeh, visiting scholar at VSU and Iranian political activist, and Labib Nasir, news reporter for Reuters in Jerusalem, will deliver a lecture titled “Arab Spring Revisited” Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Bailey Science Auditorium.

During the lecture, Kahalzadea and Nasir will discuss how the Green Movement in the Middle East introduced important social and political changes to the Arab countries. Since 2010, three different models of democracy have been in transition. The lecture will focus on political reforms, the transition process that will lead the Middle East to democracy and what this means for the future of Arab countries.

“Arab Spring Revisited” is the third lecture held during the Arts and Sciences Spring Lecture Series. These events are free and open to the public.