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False Dawn: Democracy, Violence and the New Middle East
False Dawn: Democracy, Violence and the New Middle East
WhenThursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 3 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus room214
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsSponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies and the Middle East Center at UW. The Middle East Center’s sponsorship of this event does not imply that the center endorses the contents of the event.
Target AudienceUW Students, Faculty, General public

Join us for a talk by Steven C. Cook, ENI Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

About the Speaker
Steven C. Cook is an expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as U.S.-Middle East policy. Cook is the author of The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square, which won the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s gold medal in 2012, and Ruling But Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey. His new book, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East, was published by Oxford University Press in June 2017. Cook has published widely in foreign policy journals, opinion magazines, and newspapers, and he is a frequent commentator on radio and television. He also currently writes the blog From the Potomac to the Euphrates. Cook holds a BA in international studies from Vassar College, an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and both an MA and PhD in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Arabic and Turkish and reads French.

This event is free and open to the public.

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