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May 22: Understanding Middle East politics by examining Lebanon

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The UCLA Center for Middle East Development is hosting a lecture on the politics in the Middle East on Tuesday, May 22. The talk will start at 2 p.m. in Bunche Hall 10383 and will feature Eric Bordenkircher, a research fellow at UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development. 

Bordenkircher will argue that the politics of many countries in the Middle East are beginning to resemble Lebanese politics — deeply sectarian with ethnic and ideological divides, as well as considerable external interference.

Bordenkircher has spent three years in the Middle East as an affiliate at the American University of Beirut’s Center for Arab and Middle East Studies. He is currently writing a book on sectarianism in the Middle East and an article on U.S. policy in the Middle East after the Cold War.

The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is requested.

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