Dr. Marwan Muasher on
the Second Arab Awakening
Our spring BookTalkUNA event, scheduled to follow this year's annual meeting, featured special guest Dr. Marwan Muasher, who was invited to present his latest work, The Second Arab Awakening and The Battle for Pluralism.
Dr. Muasher explained the causes of the current unrest, while calling on the West to rethink political Islam and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He locates hope with the new generation and its commitment to tolerance, diversity, the peaceful rotation of power, and inclusive economic growth. His book also discusses steps all parties can take to encourage positive state-building in the freshly unsettled Arab world.