On October 29, 2015, POMEPS hosted a conversation with Jason Brownlee, Tarek Masoud and Andrew Reynolds about their new book The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform.
Jason Brownlee is an associate professor of government and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, and his research focuses on political violence during periods of political change, with an emphasis on the experiences of vulnerable populations. He is also the author of Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian Alliance (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Authoritarianism in an Age of Democratization (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Tarek Masoud is an associate professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his research addresses the role of religion in the Muslim world’s political development. He is the author of Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and the co-editor of Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics (Cambridge, 2004) and Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge, 2008).
Andrew Reynolds is an associate professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his research deals with democratization, constitutional design and electoral politics, with a particular focus on the presence and impact of minorities and marginalized communities. He is also the author of Designing Democracy in a Dangerous World (Oxford, 2011), The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy (Oxford, 2002) and Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa (Oxford, 1999).