By Gail Hairston
(March 24, 2015) — University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Year of the Middle East has scheduled three events this week. They are:
“The Arab Spring: The Youth Revolts of the Arab World Aren't Over” with Juan Cole
Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m.
UK Athletics Association Auditorium, William T. Young Library
The youth revolts of 2011 and after in the Arab world have permanently changed the face of the region. While most observers have mainly interpreted them through the lens of high politics, this lecture argues that the big story here is the rise of a new generation of young Arabs, the Millennials, who have innovated in grassroots organization (including, but not limited to new ways of using social media for politics). It is too soon to know how the political struggles that they initiated will end, but it is certain that a new