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Current Events Guide to Democratization Movements in the Arab World

Libguide Overview

This Current Events Libguide is a collaborative effort between the Undergraduate Library and Africana Collections and Serives to provide access to current, quality information on breaking news in Arab and Middle Eastern countries, along with the historical and cultural contexts for gaining a nuanced understanding of these events. We elected to concentrate on North African and Middle Eastern countries that have a common Arab, or Muslim heritage.  One common misperception for these countries is that their choice is between dictatorship and Islamic fundamentalism. So far, we have seen secular repressive regimes overthrown or challenged by large majority secular insurgencies.


The Arab Spring: Ongoing Revolution

An Exhibit from the International & Area Studies Library

Feb 2, 2013 - Feb 28, 2013

First floor of the Main Library, 1408 Gregory Dr.
International & Area Studies Library
        Contact Professor Laila Houssein, Middle Eastern Studies Librarian                           
Beginning in 2010, North Africa and the Middle East were rocked by a series of citizen demonstrations and uprisings that continue to change the political and social climate of the region. Visit the Main Library's Marshall Gallery to see a showcase of the people and major events that brought about the change, as well as the library's related resources.

About the Author

Ashley Sheriff is a graduate assistant for Africana Collections and Services. 

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