Panel to discuss uprisings in Arab nations

A panel of UNL scholars will discuss recent uprisings in Arab nations, 4 to 5:30 p.m., today in Bessey Hall 117.

The uprisings in countries throughout the Arab world have shaken the old order, bringing down some governments and challenging the legitimacy of others. Thousands of protesters in the region have taken to the streets of major cities, demanding and end to brutalities and corruption of autocratic regimes. These protesters rally for political reform, democracy and human rights.

The "Popular Uprising in the Arab World" panel will examine how these events impact the United States and world affairs.

Panelists include: Loukia Sarroub, associate professor in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education; Simon Wood, associate professor in Classics and Religious Studies; and Beligh Ben Talib, graduate teaching assistant in Classics and Religious Studies. The panel will be moderated by Sidnie White Crawford, professor of Classics and Religious Studies.

The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call (402) 472-2460.