The International Studies Public Forum (ISPF) presents

"The Crisis of Arab Authoritarianism"

with Ariel Ahram, University of Oklahoma

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517

Ariel I. Ahram is assistant professor in the Department of International and Area Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. He specializes in the politics of developing world generally and the Middle East specifically. His research focuses substantively on the question of state formation, particularly weak and failing states, and on mixed methods and qualitative research techniques. He earned a Ph.D. in government and M.A. in Arab studies from Georgetown University in 2008 and 2005, respectively, and a B.A. from Brandeis University in 2001. He is the author of Proxy Warriors: The Rise and Fall of State-Sponsored Militias.

This event is co-sponsored by the UCI Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies (CGPACS).

For more information about the ISPF, please visit

connect with us


© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766