On Monday, May 22 at 6:30 join me for an evening with 

Dr. Steven Cook

who will discuss his latest book regarding Protest, Democracy, and Violence

in the New Middle East 


looks at the trajectory of events across the region from the initial uprising in Tunisia to the failed coup in Turkey to explain why the Middle Eastern uprisings did not succeed.









Where: Karoun Middle Eastern restaurant

839 Washington St. - Newton

When: Monday, May 22 at 6:30

Dining and Drinking at 6:30 - Program begins at 7:15 PM

Price: $35.00


Pay on line by clicking the BUY NOW button or checks can be mailed to:

City Salon:Boston - 1111 Beacon Street - Suite 72- Brookline, 02446 - call 617-232-1858 for more information


Steven A. Cook is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is an expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as US Middle East policy.  Cook is the author of many books and has published widely in foreign policy journals, opinion magazines, and newspapers, and he is a frequent commentator on radio and television.  He also currently writes the blog From the Potomac to the Euphrates.  Prior to joining CFR, Cook was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Soref  research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.  He hold a BA in international studies form Vassar College and an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of  Advanced International Studies, and both an MA and PhD in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.  He speaks Arabic and Turkish and reads French. 

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