Lawrence is the former State Department's officer in charge of Libyan and Tunisian Affairs and the U.S. State Department's Senior Advisor for Global Engagement. His talk is titled "The North African 'Arab Spring': Days of Rage, Dreams of Trespass"
The Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar is organized under the auspices of the MIT Center for International Studies, which conducts research on contemporary international issues and provides an opportunity for faculty and students to share perspectives and exchange views. 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.
The Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar is sponsored by the Technology and Culture Forum at MIT and the Center for International Studies. For more information: http://web.mit.edu/cis/bustani/