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Toby Matthiesen speaks on the evolution of sectarianism in the Middle East

March 21st, 2014 in Events at CURA

Toby Matthiesen, research fellow at Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge in England joined us for a talk on the 20th of March, entitled ‘Sectarianism in the Middle East’.  Matthiesen argues that gulf state regimes pit citizens against each other with the narrative of a “Shia threat”.  He estimates that this is an attempt to quash demands for democratic reform and accountability. To learn more about Matthiesen’s work, check out the event information, or the speaker’s website.


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