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MEI ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012 - The Arab Uprisings One Year Later: Examining the Possibilities and Risks

Middle East Institute, Singapore

On May 24-25, 2012, the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore brought together leading experts as well as rising scholars for a two-day conference that explored and expanded upon current debates over the origins, dynamics, and…


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On May 24-25, 2012, the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore brought together leading experts as well as rising scholars for a two-day conference that explored and expanded upon current debates over the origins, dynamics, and future of the uprisings from a wide range of perspectives. Specifically, the first day of the conference tackled questions regarding the various factors that help to explain the emergence of these events, the role of media and social networks in their proliferation, and emerging cross-national perspectives on these momentous incidents. The second day presented in-depth case studies of the most affected countries and explored the multitude of repercussions on the global system. The event concluded with speculations on the future of the Arab uprisings and the accompanying regional changes that this new era is likely to witness.

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