The Centre Stage

“Towards greater freedom and democracy in the Muslim world”

The mass civilian revolts across the Middle East and North Africa demonstrate the level of discontent in these populations with their living conditions and governance.

As these events continue to unfold, there remains much confusion and contradiction in the portrayal of the uprisings and the character and consequences of these momentous events.

In an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the causes, character and consequences of the courageous struggle for freedom in the Arab world, join experts in an educated discussion of these historic events.

Centre Stage Participants:

Prof Zeki Saritoprak¸ John Carroll University, USA

“Root causes of barriers for change and development in the Muslim world.”

Prof Greg Barton, Monash University, Melbourne

“Dynamics of Turkey’s quiet transformation without a revolution”

Dr Noah Bassil, Macquarie University Centre for Middle East and North African Studies

“The Arab Effect on International Relations: Is the Arab Spring the beginning of a post post-Cold War era?”

Ahmed Kilani, Co-Founder, Director,

“Between Muslim Brotherhood and Secularism: Is democracy possible in Egypt and Islam”

Date: Saturday, 16 July 2011

Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Venue: X5B Theatre

Macquarie University

Balaclava Road, North Ryde,
New South Wales

Cost: $15

Please register by 10 July 2011 via or call us on (02) 9649 9040

For more info, please click on below link:

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