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Thinking Out Loud About the Future of Identity in the Middle East

05/18/2016 - 7:30 am

Joseph Braude

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Joseph BraudeHow do an Iraqi comic, an Algerian military recruitment video, and a musical sketch from the American TV show "Schoolhouse Rock" illuminate the defining challenge of Arab politics for a generation to come? From radicalism to reform, from post-colonial states to newly-minted caliphates – the Middle East’s contentious identity politics have both raised new challenges and revealed new opportunities. Using video footage from the region rarely seen outside the Middle East, Braude illuminates little-known but potentially significant developments that may give hope to a troubled region. Braude is a senior advisor to the Al Mesbar Center for Research and Studies, a reformist think tank in the UAE. He broadcasts weekly on Moroccan National Radio, and writes regularly for Arabic-language periodicals.


This entire series (8 programs annually) is free for FPRI Members (and spouses) at the $500 level Or $50 per session per person SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER! If you’ve never been to an FPRI event, you may attend one breakfast briefing as our guest.  To do so, call Eli Gilman at 215 732 3774, ext. 103. Reservations are required. RSVP: events@fpri.org For more information contact 215 732 3774, ext 200 or events@fpri.org.


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