Hexham Debates: What happened to the Arab Awakening?

The Hexham Debates are at 11.00am – 12.30pm

St Mary’s Centre
NE46 2EB

Saturday 13 April 2013

Paul Rogers Professor, Bradford University Department of Peace Studies

What happened to the Arab Awakening?

More than two years after the start of the Arab Awakening, what are the prospects for further peaceful change?  Can new governments cope with the high expectations of so many people, and will the positive developments be sustained?

Prof Paul Rogers is a biologist by academic origin, and Oxford Research Group’s Global Security Consultant. He has worked in the field of international security, arms control and political violence for over 30 years. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and has written or edited 26 books. He writes monthly Briefings for the ORG website analysing the international security situation, and Reports for ORG on international security and the ‘war on terror’. He is a regular commentator on global security issues in both the national and international media, and is International Security Editor for Open Democracy.

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