The Arab Spring: Implications for Asia and the World

AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM/INSTITUTE OF SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (ASP/ISIS)
PUBLIC FORUM LECTURE

Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
April 5, 2011

Public Lecture given by
Dr. Amitav Acharya, Global Director and UNESCO Chair of TRANSCEND

The Arab Spring: Implications for Asia and the World examined the origins, evolution and the implications that the Jasmine Revolution may have in Asia and at the global level.  Successful movements in both Tunesia and Egypt have removed dictators and generated political transitions to representative governments.  These events have also inspired the current war in Libya, dissent in both Bahrain and Yemen, and undertones of unrest in Syria.  These events have the potential to impact Asia on a number of different issues, ranging from the jihadist movement to energy security within the region.  Dr. Acharya's lecture provided a comprehensive overview and discussion on these concerns.