Arab reform discussed by panel

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More than 60 students and members of the community attended a panel discussion on “The Future of Reform Movements in the Arab World” held recently at Wayne State University Law School. The evening event, moderated by Prof. Gregory Fox (far left), director of the law school’s Program for International Legal Studies, featured three prominent analysts of Middle East politics: (left to right) Prof. Tarek Masoud of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Prof. Haider Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh Law School, and Prof. Mark Tessler of the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan.  “Political, legal and social reform in the Arab world has reached a critical moment,” Fox said. “There seem to be good reasons to agree with both optimists and pessimists about the future of progressive change. We know the questions the panel will address are of great concern to the Wayne community and to many outside the university in southeast Michigan.”

Prof. Tarek Masoud (photo #2) makes a point during the lively panel discussion while Wayne State University Law School third-year students (photo #3) Joshua Aprile (right) and Eric Shovein enjoy the commentary by a panel of experts speaking about Arab reform movements during the panel discussion.     

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