Adult Education Presents: Steven Cook: Middle Eastern Authoritarianism and Regional Instability
May 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Adult Education Committee Presents:

 Middle Eastern Authoritarianism

and Regional Instability

With Steven Cook

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellowfor Middle East  and Africa Studies

 Steven will discuss the subject of his new book, which deals with the dashed hopes of the “Arab Spring” and the subsequent rise instead of Middle Eastern authoritarianism and dangerous instability in the region.

 Steven 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. Prior to joining CFR, Cook was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution (2001–2002) and a Soref research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (1995–1996).

He 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.


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