Lessons from the Arab Spring

Yi-Tan Weekly Tech Call #
359
2012-01-16
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It's been a year since the rise of the Arab Spring. Multiple leaders have fallen, several countries are still mired in struggle, and a few have even held elections.

Many factors have been credited as contributing to the Arab Spring, including Wikileaks, the price of bread and broad use of Facebook and Twitter. How much they actually contributed is up for debate.

Together, let's discuss:

  • What broad lessons can we draw from the year's events?
  • How have those events affected others around the world?
  • Where might these forces take us over the next few years?
As background, a few perspectives on lessons drawn.
 
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Reflecting on the implications for younger people, next gen teens/-30's, for what expectations about fragility versus 'stability' in world affairs...How these expectations will shape them as actors and for a sub-set of them, how it will shape their development of operational 'Theories of change' ??

  --doug cohen (Not signed in).....Mon Jan 16 09:27:59 -0800 2012

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