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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman

Lessons of the Arab Spring: Building on Gains Already Made (#227)

Guests: Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy Tara Bahrampour, reporter with the Washington Post and author of To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America Oula Al-Risai, Syrian Democracy Activist and Political Asylum Refugee What are the lessons to be learned from the waves of democratic uprisings in the Middle East? Will they encourage similar movements elsewhere? How can these gains be consolidated? [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.

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