Professor on “Arab Spring”: Setting Up New, Legitimate Regimes Will Be Hard

March 31, 2010

On Dec. 17, 2010, a Tunisian street vendor set himself ablaze to protest political corruption and police brutality. One month later, following nationwide protests and strikes inspired by his self-immolation, Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali abruptly resigned, ending his 23 years of autocratic rule.


Amherst College Prof Monica Ringer to Discuss Islam and the Green Movement April 28

March 26, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.— Monica Ringer, assistant professor of history and Asian languages and civilizations at AmherstCollege, will deliver the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture on Wednesday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in AmherstCollege’s Alumni House.