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Youth in the Arab World: After the Revolution
With new governments now in power in the Arab world, are youth satisfied with the pace of change?
Arabs under thirty drove the region's revolutions, and they have emerged as prominent social and political actors. But with new governments now in power, are youth satisfied with the pace of change? On this month’s episode of America Abroad – Youth in the Arab World: After the Revolution – we travel to Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia to find out.
American University in Cairo journalism professor Kim Fox speaks with several young Egyptians who demonstrated in Tahrir Square about their aspirations and concerns under the Muslim Brotherhood's leadership.
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As the conflict in Syria worsens, many young people are fleeing to neighboring Lebanon in search of work. David Enders reports from Beirut on the economic and unemployment crisis in Syria that continues to fuel the conflict.
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Nas al-Ghiwan is often described as one of the most influential bands of the last 40 years in Morocco. Joseph Braude explores the band’s cultural and political significance among Moroccans of all ages.
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Joseph Braude reports from Tunisia on the story of a young activist who started an NGO to address the issue of gun control among local militias and armed groups.
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In this roundtable discussion, host Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Raj Desai of Georgetown University and the Brookings Institution, and Khairi Abaza of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, about the hopes of young people in the Middle East -- including women's rights and the need for better education and job opportunities.
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Raj Desai
Raj M. Desai is Associate Professor of International Development at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a specialist on problems of economic reform, foreign aid, and international development.
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Khairi Abaza
Khairi Abaza is a scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, noted for his focus on democratic reform in the Arab world, the spread of terrorism, and the influence of the media on politics.
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Youth in the Arab World: After the Revolution / Produced by Joseph Braude, David Enders, Kim Fox, Martha Little and A.C. Valdez, with additional production help from Flawn Williams and special thanks to WBUR in Boston/ Web Producer: Philippa Levenberg / Images courtesy of Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini, Ben Curtis/AP, Corentin Fohlen/Sipa Press, Ben Sutherland, Aaron de Leeuw and EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection via Flickr Creative Commons.

Host: Meghna Chakrabarti / Length: 51 minutes / Airdate: November 2012

This show was made possible through the generous support of Qatar Foundation International.

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