Need a primer on Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia? Join us for a conversation with Vijay Prashad on his latest book, Arab Spring, Libyan Winter, which includes an overview of the Arab Spring – not just what happened but why – and a historical analysis of the Libyan political situation today. Providing historical context for current events, Prashad takes the long view and explores the future of the Arab world.
Adam Green, Associate Professor of American History at the University of Chicago, will moderate this conversation
Book signing and reception to follow.
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History, Professor and Director of the International Studies Program at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He is the author of a dozen books, two of which were chosen by the Village Voice as books of the year (Karma of Brown Folk, 2000; Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity, 2001). He is an editor or a contributing editor for Himal South Asia (Kathamandu, Nepal), Amerasia Journal (Los Angeles, CA), and Left History (Canada). He writes a regular column for Frontline (India), and occasionally for Counter Punch. He is on the board of the Center for Third World Organizing, United for a Fair Economy and the National Priorities Project.
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