In December 2010, the self-immolation of a street vendor in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia incited demonstrations and riots throughout Tunisia and catalyzed a wave of revolutions across the Arab world.
While the previous two presidential debates focused primarily on domestic issues, Monday night’s final debate will spotlight foreign policy and national security exclusively.
Amid the constant stream of news coming from the Arab revolutions, Harvard Kennedy School professor Nicholas Burns, Foreign Policy Editor-in-Chief David Rothkopf, and Chairman of the Institute’s Middle East Programs Toni Verstandig stepped back at the Ideas Festival to examine how far the region has come in the 18months sin
In December the Justice and Society Program (JSP) served as a consultant to the Saudi Judicial Engagement Project, administered by the Institute of International Education and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. JSP lent its unique expertise to the initiative, which provided twenty high-ranking Saudi Arabian judicial representatives, including judges and Ministry of Justice officials, with exposure to legal experts, various types of courts, and several models of judicial procedure in Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. (Photo credit: Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States)