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The Arabic Hour presents you with coverage of the recent conference entitled, “Arab Uprisings: Accomplishments, Failures, Prospects,” which took place on November 15th, 2013 and was sponsored by the Trans Arab Research Institute (TARI). This daylong conference took place at Boston University and featured panels of various scholars from both the Middle East and the United States. The Arabic Hour would like to extend its thanks to Professor Hani Faris and Professor Augustus R. Norton, along with the rest of the TARI organization, for giving us the opportunity to work with them on this event.

Welcome Remarks by Co-Chairs
Professor Augustus R. Norton, Boston University
Professor Hani Faris, University of British Columbia

First Session: “In Quest of Freedom & Dignity”
Mujid Kazimi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, chair
Haytham Manna’, National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, “Road Map for a Political Solution in Syria”
Amr Hamzawy, American University in Cairo, “Can We Still Hope?”
Sara Roy, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, “Whither Palestine?”
Melani Cammett, Brown University, “A Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings”

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Second Session: “Youth & Women & the Arab Uprisings”
Betty Anderson, Boston University, chair
Farouk El-Baz, Boston University, “Revolt of Egypt’s Youth”
Caryle Murphy, Independent Journalist and Book Author, “What Do Saudi Twenty-Somethings Want?”
Chloe Mulderig, Boston University, “Adulthood Denied: Implications of Youth Dissatisfaction on Revolutionary Outcomes in the Arab World”
Ghanim Alnajjar, Kuwait University, “Successes and Failures of Youth and Women Movements in the Gulf”

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Third Session
 
Sadek Jalal al-‘Azm, Right to Non Violence

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Fourth Session: “The Arab Socio-Political Order: Challengers, Beneficiaries and Old Guards”
Leila Farsakh, University of Massachusetts Boston, chair
Ali Abdullatif Ahmida, University of New England, “Post February 17 Revolution: The Challenges of Transitional Justice, Truth and National Reconciliation in Libya”
Denis Sullivan, Northeastern University, “The Resiliency of Egypt’s Deep State: Are there any Challengers Left?”
Roger Owen, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, “The inclusive principal of the Arab Revolutions: That what is up shall be brought down but never out."
Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, University of London, “The Arab Uprising Between Revolution and Counter-Revolutions”

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Fifth Session: “External Involvement in Arab Uprisings”
Seif Da’na, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, chair
Tamirace Fakhoury, Lebanese American University, “Migration and Politics: Insights From the Arab Uprisings”
Hugh Roberts, Tufts University, “European Attitudes and Policy Rresponses to the Crises in North Africa (Tunisia, Egypt, Libya), 2010-2013”
Robert Pelletreau, Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain. “The U.S. Diplomatic Response to the Arab Awakenings”
Haytham Manna’, National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, “Road Map for a Political Solution in Syria”

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