Social Media and the Arab Spring: Amplification or InstigationDo we think the Arab Spring was actually a Facebook/Twitter revolution? Why was this view so strong in our media? Tawfiq Ammari will present a more complete picture of the effects of social media and the socioeconomic situation in the Middle East. He will explain the effects of new media on governance (or lack thereof) and the resulting revolutions. He will then turn to Syria, which provides a good case study of changes taking the region by storm because of its many religious and ethnic minorities. We will learn about Syria’s history, governance and the events leading up to the current situation. Tawfiq Ammari is a graduate student in the UM School of Information.
|Event Type||:||Study Groups|
|Category||:||Current Events, Law, Policy and Politics|
|Date(s)||:||01/26/2017 - 02/16/2017||Day of Week||:||Thursday|
|Location||:||First Presbyterian Church, Curtis Room|
|Address||:||1432 Washtenaw Ave,|
Ann Arbor, MI 48104