NEWPORT, R.I. – Hayat Alvi, associate professor in the National Security Affairs Department at the U.S. Naval War College, will present “Anger and Awakening in the Middle East” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. in the DiStefano Lecture Hall, located in the Antone Academic Center, Lawrence Avenue, on the campus of Salve Regina University.
Free and open to the public, Alvi’s talk is being presented by Salve Regina’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Nov. 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-341-2927.
The anger that has long boiled among the masses in the Arab Middle East, came to a head in Tunisia and Egypt with the 2011 uprisings that have inspired anti-regime movements throughout the region. The remarkable discipline and unwavering determination of the masses to continue nonviolent protests stands in sharp contrast to the indescribable brutality and repression visited upon them by the old regimes.
In “Anger and Awakening in the Middle East: Blood, Discipline and Determination in the Arab Spring,” Alvi highlights the socioeconomic and political factors that gave rise to the Arab Spring, current developments, and offers an assessment of the future direction of the region.
Alvi teaches policy analysis in the National Security Affairs Department at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I. She has served as the director of international studies at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., and has also taught at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, for four years.
Alvi specializes in political economy, international relations, security and strategic studies, Islamic studies, and Middle East and South Asian studies. She is proficient in Arabic and Urdu.