On March 27, 2012, the
Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted the book
launch for The Arab
Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East by Dr.
Marc Lynch, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at CNAS and Director of the Institute
for Middle East Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at
George Washington University. Dr. Lynch discussed one of the most fundamental changes throughout the
history of the modern Middle East: the empowerment of a new generation of Arabs
who reject the world they inherited. Hisham Melhem,
Washington Bureau Chief for al-Arabiya, interviewed Dr. Lynch, followed by Q&A with the audience.
In The Arab Uprising, Dr. Lynch examines
the emerging regional landscape in the Middle East, one in which, he
argues, the old heavyweights - Iran, al Qaeda, even Israel - have all been
disempowered, and nations like Saudi Arabia are powering a new cold war. Dr.
Lynch highlights the new fault lines that are forming between forces of
revolution and counter-revolution and shows what it all means for the future of
U.S. foreign policy. Deeply informed by inside access to the Obama
administration's decisionmaking process and first-hand interviews with
protestors, politicians, diplomats and journalists, The Arab Uprising is an unprecedented and
indispensible guide to the changing lay of the land in the Middle East and
Date & Time
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
5:30-6:00 p.m.: Guest registration and book sales
6:00-7:15 p.m.: Moderated discussion followed by Q&A
7:15-8:30 p.m.: Book-signing cocktail receptionAbout
Dr. Marc Lynch
a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American
Security and Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of
the Institute for Middle East Studies at the Elliott School of International
Affairs at George Washington University. His most recent book, Voices of the New Arab Public
was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Book. Dr. Lynch writes frequently
on Arab media, public diplomacy, Islamist movements, Iraq and Middle East
politics for journals such as Foreign
, as well as at the widely-read Middle East politics
blog Abu Aardvark at Foreign
is the Washington bureau chief of Al-Arabiya,
the Dubai based satellite channel. He is also the correspondent for Annahar, the leading
Lebanese daily. For four years he hosted Across the Ocean, a weekly current affairs
program on U.S.-Arab relations for Al-Arabiya.
Mr. Melhem speaks regularly on U.S.-Arab relations, political
Islam, intra-Arab relations, Arab-Israeli issues, media in the Arab world, Arab
images in American media and U.S. public policies and the Arab world. Mr.
Melhem has interviewed many American and international public figures,
including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.