Last month, Tufts faculty from the departments of Political Science, Economics, Sociology and International Relations joined together for a panel discussion on the history of the Arab Spring. As Tufts IR program director Prof. Drusilla Brown explained:
We can look at the history of revolutions to try to get a better understanding of what is happening now. It may not give us much of an expectation of what will happen, but it will certainly give us some historical perspective on what it means to go through this kind of set of events.”
In this video, Professor Malik Mufti of the Political Science department discusses the connections and differences between current uprisings in the Arab world and the widespread revolt that swept Europe in the late 18th and early-mid 19th centuries.