What do we know about the causes and effects of revolutions? How do the Arab uprisings fit patterns of past revolutions, and how have they affected the broader Middle East today? This panel discussion examines how revolutions continue to influence international politics, situating recent political upheaval in the Middle East in the historical context of revolutionary politics in the region and beyond.
Quinn Mecham is an associate professor of political science and coordinator of Middle East Studies at Brigham Young University. Mecham’s research interests include political Islam, identity politics, civil conflict, electoral behavior, and democratic development.
Chad Nelson is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at BYU. Much of Nelson’s research concerns the international effects of revolutions.