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“Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings” to be Topic of Co-Lecture at Kent State on Sept. 27

Posted Sep. 20, 2013

Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business Administration will host a co-lecture, “The Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings,” to be given by two of Northeast Ohio’s experts in Middle East politics and political economy on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in Room 483 of the College of Business Administration Building, home of Kent State's College of Business Administration.

Joshua Stacher, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of political science at Kent State and author of “Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria,” published by Stanford University Press. Pete Moore, Ph.D., is an associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University and co-author of “Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democratization in the Arab World,” which examines root causes of the Arab uprisings.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (OAEPS) and is co-sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Consortium of Middle East Studies (NOCMES). A reception will follow the lecture.

The Business Administration Building is located at 475 Terrace Drive on the Kent Campus. Visitor parking is available in the Kent Student Center visitor lot on Summit Street.

For more information about this event and the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists, please visit

To learn more about the Northeast Ohio Consortium on Middle East Studies, visit


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Media Contacts:

Joshua Stacher,, 330-672-2060
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595