Political and Economic Challenges in the Arab Transitions


Thursday, December 6, 2012, 5:00pm to 6:30pm


Bell Hall, 5th floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Harvard Kennedy School

Melani CammettMelani Cammett is Associate Professor of Political Science, the Dupee Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, and a faculty associate at the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University.

Her first book, Globalization and Business Politics in North Africa: A Comparative Perspective (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007, 2010), analyzes the impact of globalization on state-business relations in Morocco and Tunisia. Cammett's second book, Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Divided Societies, explores how sectarian organizations allocate social welfare goods and is based on extensive research in Lebanon with short case studies of organizations in Iraq and India. Her new research project explores governance and public goods provision by Islamists and other public and private actors in the Middle East. Cammett holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. 

Click here for a list of related lectures in the Fall 2012 FOCUS ON: Arab Transformation lecture series.

Contact: Liz Flanagan
Sponsors: The Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School. Made possible in part with support from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of the Division of Social Science, and the Donald T. Regan Lecture Fund.

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