Women’s key role in Middle East transition

Northeastern’s Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties recently co-​​hosted a two-​​day con­fer­ence focused on the role of women in demo­c­ratic tran­si­tions in the Middle East.

3Qs: A second ‘Arab Awakening’

Six months after a rev­o­lu­tion broke out in Libya, rebels have pushed into the cap­ital city of Tripoli and appear to have Moammar Gad­hafi — the country’s leader for the last 42 years — on the run. We asked Denis Sul­livan — pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence and director of Northeastern’s inter­na­tional affairs pro­gram and the Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment — to explain how the ongoing con­flict will affect the future sta­bility of the region.

3Qs: Opposing Al Qaeda with democracy

Asso­ciate Pro­fessor of Inter­na­tional Affairs Berna Turam, the author of “Between Islam and the State: the Pol­i­tics of Engage­ment,” offers insight into the recent upris­ings in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, and explains the impor­tance of hope in the midst of a wave of demo­c­ratic upheaval.