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[Lunchtime Lecture] Change in the Middle East and Future Prospects


[An edited version of this lecture is available in the IHJ Bulletin, Vol.31, No.2, 2011]

  • Lecturer: Yamauchi Masayuki (Professor, University of Tokyo;
  • Executive Director, Middle East Research Institute of Japan)
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 12:15-1:30 pm
  • Venue: Kabayama-Matsumoto Room, International House of Japan
  • Admission: 1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen, IHJ Members: Free)
  • *Lunch is NOT included.
  • Language: Japanese (no English translation provided)

Starting with the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, the democratic movement has spread widely to Egypt, Libya, and Syria in the past few months. Yet the situation each country faces is different due to the social systems, ruling clans, religions and the divides in resource ownership. We will invite Prof. Yamauchi Masayuki, a seasoned researcher of Islam and the Middle East, to talk about the current situation and future prospects of the Middle East.

Yamauchi Masayuki:

Yamauchi MasayukiBorn in 1947. Ph.D. University of Tokyo. Served as a visiting associate professor at Cairo University and a visiting researcher at Harvard University and has headed government-appointed missions for Cultural Exchange and Dialogue with the Middle East on three occasions. His books include The Green Crescent under the Red Star: Enver Pasha in Soviet Russia, 1919-1922 (1991) and Isuramu to Amerika (Islam and America, 1998).