Lawry de Bivort gave a presentation on the “Arab Spring” at Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library on January 17, 2012, a part of WPL’s ongoing series of events to educate, entertain and incentivize the Telluride community.
De Bivort has had a long-standing interest in the affairs of the Middle East.In addition, his opinions about the effects of last year’s social and political turmoil in the Arab world were informed by conversations and interviews with players and the person-in-the-street in North Africa last summer.
The video below is a brief wrap-up of de Bivort’s talk, and contains a link to a full video of his presentation.
Lawrence de Bivort, PhD, is a specialist in Arab and Muslim affairs. He has recently returned from North Africa sans Libya, where he carried out dozens of interviews on emerging political, economic, and social conditions, and considered the deep revisions that are needed if US policies and actions in the area are to be successful.