'Democratization Theory and the Arab Spring' is the topic of November 13 Lipset Lecture at Canadian Embassy
Dr. Alfred C. Stepan of Columbia University is ninth Lipset Lecturer
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Democratization Theory and the Arab Spring" is the topic of Dr. Alfred C. Stepan, who will deliver the 9(th) annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13 at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC. Stepan's lecture is coauthored by his longtime collaborator Juan J. Linz, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political and Social Science at Yale University.
Sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the University of Toronto's Munk School for Global Affairs, the annual lecture is an important forum for discourse on democracy and its progress worldwide.
Alfred C. Stepan is currently Wallace Sayre Professor of Government, Columbia University and the director of the Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion at Columbia University. A specialist on democratization, civil-military relations, federalism, and religion in politics, he has traveled repeatedly to Egypt and Tunisia since the Arab Spring.
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