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Social Sciences 
2012-13 Lecture Series

From the disastrous situation in Syria, to the breathtaking speed of events in Egypt and the lingering aftereffects of the near collapse of the global financial system in 2008, the world is changing rapidly. Across the School of Social Sciences, researchers and critical programs are studying and addressing events like these that were unimaginable just a few years back. Join the school in our second lecture of the three-part Social Sciences Expert Series where researchers will share their expertise on crises in Egypt, Israel/Palestine and the African continent.

Is Crisis the New Normal Across the Middle East and Africa?
Thursday, February 20, 2014
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. Panel Presentation
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517
(bldg 214 on campus map)

Presenters include:

  • Julia Elyachar, Anthropology Professor and Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies Director
  • Cecelia Lynch, Political Science Professor and Institute for International, Global and Regional Studies Director
  • Daniel Wehrenfenning, Olive Tree Initiative Director

Moderated by:

  • Lawrence Kugelman, Community Activist

This lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $2.00 per hour in the Social Science Parking Structure on the corner of Campus Drive and Stanford. To RSVP or for further information, please contact Rosemarie Swatez, rswatez@uci.edu or 949-824-2511.

CGPACS is launching a three year series of events on how the unimaginable became a new normal after the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crisis, and accellerated global climate change. IIGaRS is continuing its outreach and support of research into international, global and regional affairs and crises. And OTI will lead another trip to the Middle East to bring students and community members first-hand perspective on conflict and conflict resolution.

Learn more: Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies | Institute for International, Global and Regional Studies | Olive Tree Initiative