#15 – February 13, 2013. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Ellen Lust, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. Lust received a PhD in Political Science and an MA in Middle East Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the politics of authoritarianism and the prospects for development. She is the author of Structuring Conflict in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and The Middle East (CQ Press, 2010), and co-edited Political Participation in the Middle East (Lynne Rienner Press, 2008) and Governing Africa’s Changing Societies (Lynne Rienner Press, forthcoming). Lynch and Lust discuss Jordan’s January 2013 parliamentary elections, participation, and the Jordanian reform process.
* The speaker’s opinions are her own, and not those of the Carter Center.