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Wednesday
April 25, 2012
7:00-8:30 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO

The Arab Spring and Global Democratization:
The Eclipse of the West?

R. Ewan Harrison, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.


Ewan Harrison

Ewan Harrison argues that the Arab Spring reflects a global process of socialization through which democracy is spreading on a worldwide basis. What 1989 meant for the communist world, 2011 means for the developing and post-colonial world. Paradoxically, this change is occurring at the very juncture that the West has gone into decline, and heralds the beginning of a post-Western future for the global democratic project.

Science On Tap highlighted on St. Louis Public Radio and Voice of America!

Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.


Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: 20 minutes of presentation, followed by a 7 minute break for attendees to introduce themselves to each other at the table, and then an hour of discussion. Seating is limited to the first 100 people.  No reservations accepted.

Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

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For more information: e-mail scienceontap@wustl.edu
or call (314) 935-9495

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