Three years after the so-called Arab Spring of 2011, the prospects of a profound democratization in the Arab world are at stake after authoritarianism has made a comeback and the weaknesses of democratic enclaves have become apparent. Mohammed will try to shed some lights on the elements that explain the authoritarian resilience in the Arab World, and how and why opposition failed to bring a reliable alternative to the current regimes.
No prior knowledge of the Arab Spring is required, but if you'd like to do some reading in advance, you could check out this book review or this opinion piece.
We'll meet in the separate club room that is reserved for us in the back of the restaurant. Pass by the rest rooms and you'll find the door to the club room. The club room is on the same level as the rest of the restaurant - don't take the stairs down to the music room.