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World Affairs Council International Speaker Series: Mona Eltahawy, "Revolution and the New Middle East"

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway

April 4, 2013


The Arab Spring two years later: What does the road ahead for reform look like? Cited as one of “150 Women Who Shake The World,” by Newsweek, Egyptian-born Mona Eltahawy is an activist and award-winning columnist-commentator (for Reuters, the Washington Post, the Guardian, PBS Frontline, CNN, and others) who is shaping our understanding of the new democratic realities of the Middle East.

Every year the International Speaker Series features prominent national and international figures who address the significant issues of the moment. Inaugurated in 2000 to celebrate the Council’s 50th Anniversary, the Series has become the nation’s premier speaker series focusing on international discussion and education. Presented in the 2700-seat Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Series brings audiences face to face with the global leaders, visionaries, and inspiring voices that are changing our world including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Madeleine Albright, Vicente Fox, Ehud Barak, Condoleezza Rice, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Bono, Thomas Friedman, Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Wangari Maathai, Fareed Zakaria, and many more.