FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Change in the 21st Century: The Middle East
 Political Science
Existing political borders in the Middle East were largely drawn by France and Britain following the Great War. As the political landscape of the region is undergoing significant changes and the old system crumbles, several important issues and questions arise. What will the 21st century Middle East look like? Who will win and lose from these monumental changes? Can the current territorial borders and regimes survive the 21st century? What does this mean for Israel and the United States? Professor Gurses will first present a general overview of the Middle East and then address political, social and economic issues that are bound to impact the Middle East in the 21st century. In so doing, he will analyze the political developments in Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq.

Eight Lectures
  1. The Middle East in the 21st Century — Why It Has to Change
  2. Turkey and Israel — Can They Be and Remain Friends in the New Middle East?
  3. Egypt — The Wounded Elephant in the Room
  4. Jordan — Can She Survive?
  5. Saudi Arabia — The Bulky Elephant
  6. Iran — The End of Islamic Revolution and the Rise of Iranian Nationalism
  7. Syria and Iraq — The End of an Era
  8. Déjà vu or the New Middle East
Course # W8T3 — Eight Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Tuesdays — Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4
  Time:11:15 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
  Fee:$68 / member; $98 / non-member