“The Arab Spring: How Did It Get Here and Where Is It Going?”

 A Talk by The Hon. Ambassador Rajendra Abhyankar 

Monday, November 19th, 1:00p - 2:00p,

Broad Conference Room in Fromm Hall

The Arab Spring, which in early 2011 unleashed a series of momentous political uprisings in the Middle East starting with Tunisia and Egypt, was a seminal development for the future of that volatile region. Ambassador Abhyankar, recently returned from a monitoring trip to Syria, will discuss how the Arab Spring developed and what lies ahead for Islam, democracy, and human rights in the region.


The Hon. Ambassador Rajendra Abhyankar, an Indian diplomat who has spent thirteen years in the Middle East in a long service of thirty-seven years, was the Consul General for India in San Francisco from 1998 to 2001. He presently teaches a graduate course on ‘The Practice of Diplomacy’ at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington.


For more information, please contact Professor Bill Goldman at bgoldman@usfca.edu.