Lecture on the Tunisian Revolution of 2011 will be held Jan. 25

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How did one young man’s protest spark the Tunisian Revolution of 2011? Asma Ben Romdhane, a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant from Tunisia, will discuss events that led to the recent ousting of Tunisian President Ben Ali during a lecture Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Room 2520D, University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.

Romdhane will also address the role of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and WikiLeaks in the revolution, and the reaction throughout the Arab world to these events.

This is the first “Images of the Muslim World” event in 2011. This series of public discussions, lectures and film screenings aims to illustrate the diversity of the Muslim world. It primarily focuses on aspects of culture, religion, society, geography, politics and history. Speakers include both local and visiting scholars and writers who give illustrated talks focusing on a particular region, country or topic within the Muslim world.

The UI Middle East and Muslim World Studies, African Studies Program and UI International Programs are sponsoring this event.

For more information, contact Denise Filios at denise-filios@uiowa.edu or 319-335-3451.

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