May 12, 2021

What Are the Major Changes in Arab Countries Over the Decade Since the Uprisings of 2011?


The French-American Foundation will host a Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, May 12 at 1:00 pm ET to discuss the decade since the Arab Spring in 2011 and the trends that will shape this region and its relations with the United States and Europe.

The event will feature guest speaker Michele Dunne, Director of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. The discussion will be moderated by Jamil Musa, a National Defense Fellow assigned to the International Security Program at Harvard Kennedy School and 2013 Young Leader. RSVP below.

Michele Dunne: Michele Dunne is the director and a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East. She was the founding director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council from 2011 to 2013 and was a senior associate and editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 2006 to 2011.

Jamil Musa: Lt. Col. Jamil Musa is a National Defense Fellow assigned to the International Security Program at Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include conflict and conflict resolution, diplomacy, alliances, civil-military relations, applied history, and political theory. Prior to his current position, he served as the commander of the 7th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. A C-17 instructor and flight examiner, Lt Col Musa has global experience with strategic, tactical, and special operations airlift. He received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 2003 where he studied Political Science and Foreign Area Studies. An Olmsted Scholar to Morocco and North Africa/Middle East Foreign Area Officer, he is proficient in Arabic and French and is the first American to graduate from Mohammed V University’s College of Letters and Humanities.