January 16, 2013, 6:00 pm - September 12, 2019, 6:12 am


Middle East Institute
1761 N Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036 (Map)

Dates & Time
January 16th - March 6th
Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Course Description

This class aims to provide students with a general overview of basic themes and issues in the current Arab World since the eruption of "Arab Spring" in December 2010. We intend to present a comprehensive portrait of the Arab world without overlooking its complexity, specificity, and inner dynamics.

Class Topics

~ Introduction to the Arab world today

~ Institutional building and governance

~ Role of the military

~ Economics of the Arab world today

~ Role of religion and the rise of political Islam

~ Women, minorities, and civil societies

~ Role of media

~ U.S. & Arab world today  
 About the Instructor

Mohamed Elmenshawy is a scholar, and the director of the Languages and Regional Studies program at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. He is a regular commentator on international politics in major international and Arabic television and radio networks. Recent appearances include Al Jazeera TV, CNN International, and C-Span TV. His writing regularly appears on Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, International Heralded Tribune, and others. He writes a
weekly column for Egyptian Daily Al Shorouk News.

Price: $320