“The Arab Revolts”

Nicol 504&222, Beirut; Jamil Iskandar Conference Room, Byblos

The School of Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences Department, and the faculty and students of Political Sciences and International Affairs on both campuses cordially invite you to a lecture by guest speaker Mark Farha, on “The Arab Revolts: Local, Regional and Global Catalysts and Consequences.”

A discussion will take place in Nicol 504 at 9:00 AM. This will be followed by a lecture in videoconference between Nicol 222 (Beirut) and the Jamil Iskandar Conference Room (Byblos) starting at 10:00 AM.

Dr. Farha is Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in Doha. Born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, as a dual citizen of the United States and Switzerland, he graduated in 1997 with honors from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

After receiving a master’s in Theology from Harvard Divinity School in 1999, he graduated in 2007 from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies. From 1999 to 2005, he served as the Head Teaching Fellow for the Core Classes “Social Analysis 36: Religion and Modernization” as well as “FC 17: Thought and Change in the Contemporary Middle East.” For both classes, he was awarded with the “Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.”

All are welcome to attend.

Contact: Dr. Sami Baroudi ( or Dr. Makram Ouaiss (