Peninsula Volunteers host lecture on Arab Spring and its aftermath on Feb. 19

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on February 15, 2013

A lecture about the aftermath of the Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East will be given by Dr. Ishmail Agayev, a renowned expert on Middle East affairs, will be given on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:00 at Little House (800 Middle Ave.) in Menlo Park. The event is sponsored by the Peninsula Volunteers.

It has been a year since the Arab Spring that brought about a revolution against the corrupt regimes in the Middle East. What are the real changes that took place in the region and what could happen next? The lecture will analyze and discuss the ongoing political developments and the results of this major historical event of the last 2 decades. New and rare video materials will be viewed. Guests will also listen to audio segments on the latest political commentaries and predictions about the future of the Middle East and its impact on the world community. Join us for this informative and engaging discussion.

Ismail Agayev Ph.D. has written two books and numerous articles on current political and cultural developments in the Middle East and the Caucasus region. A professor of philosophy and history of religion, Dr. Agayev has worked at major educational institutions across the former USSR, and chaired the Department of Islamic Philosophy and Culture at the Academy of Science, Baku, Azerbaijan, from 1993 to 1999. In the United States, he has taught at several universities in California, including San Francisco State University’s Life Long Learning Institute.

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