February 1, 2011
Protests in Cairo Photo: Wikimedia Commons
A Brown faculty roundtable was organized at the Watson Institute on Monday to provide some basic information and offer thoughts on the implications of recent events in Tunisia and Egypt even as they unfold. "Middle East Update: Perspectives on Tunisia and Egypt from Brown Faculty" featured Melani Cammett (Politics), Shiva Balaghi (History), Ian Straughn (Islamic Archaeology), and Laurel Bestock (Egyptology). A report on the event was published this morning in the Providence Journal. Balaghi later spoke with Institute-based Radio Open Source host Christopher Lydon to expand on the situation.