Elections and Democracy in the Middle East

Lecture Series

January 25, 2014

10:30am - 4:30pm


Three panels on local and presidential elections in Algeria, Turkey, and Iran will provide a platform to foster discussion about contemporary Middle Eastern political issues, and will offer alternative and nuanced perspectives on the many meanings of democracy in a post-Arab Spring Middle East. They aim to evaluate the impact of elections on domestic and foreign policy in these countries, analyze their democratic procedures and results, and discuss the United States’ continuing role in a changing global order.


Featuring opening remarks by Dr. Orit Bashkin, Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.


Free and open to the public.


Presented by the Global Voices Lecture Series, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Norman Wait Harris Memorial Fund, the Department of Political Science, the Center for International Studies, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.