The Arab Spring One Year Later and Challenges for Peacebuilding

The Arab Spring One Year Later and Challenges for Peacebuilding

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Conference Room H/I

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Arab Spring that erupted in Tunisia over a year ago quickly spread throughout the region. Yet in subsequent months it followed a different trajectory in each country and elicited very different responses from the international community. Following the quick collapse of the ruling regimes in Tunisia and Eypt, the drawn-out armed conflict in Libya led to external military intervention that brought about the end of the Qaddafi regime. Meanwhile, sustained internal struggle in Yemen instigated a changeover in leadership there under intense diplomatic pressure. However, neither widespread armed resistance nor diplomatic efforts have been able to dislodge the Assa'ad regime in Syria.

This panel will provide a general overview of key trends in the Arab region in the last year as well as the differentiated responses by the international community. Its main focus will be on the challenges for peacebuilding in Libya following the military intervention and the fall of the Qaddafi regime.


Bernardo Arévalo de León, Peace Scholar in Residence March 18-31, 2012
Avi Spiegel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations
Necla Tschirgi, Ph.D., Professor of Practice, Human Security and Peacebuilding

Sponsored by Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, Department of Political Science and International Relations, and USD Office of Public Affairs. Co-sponsored by Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.

This event is free and open to the public,  Please feel free to bring a lunch.  All are welcome.  RSVPs preferred at:

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