Tarek Masoud of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government will speak on "Was the Arab Spring Just a Moment?" today at 4:30 p.m. in E51-376. The talk is part of the Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar.
A political scientist and Middle East specialist, Masoud's research focuses on the role of religion in the Muslim world's political development.
The Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar is organized under the auspices of the MIT Center for International Studies. Each year the Bustani Seminar invites scholars, journalists, consultants and other experts from the Middle East, Europe and the United States to MIT to present recent research findings on contemporary politics, society and culture, and economic and technological development in the Middle East.