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The World in Transition: Interview with the Panelists

Posted: March 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

IMAG1661At the release event last MondaySamuel Tadros, a research fellow at Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, and Yukon Huang, a senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Asia Program, gave compelling presentations on the theme of “The World in Transition”  in a panel moderated by Dr. Charles Gati. Meghan Kleinsteiber, an Associate Editor of The SAIS Review, interviewed the two experts before their presentations.

Mr. Tadros, who is currently writing a book on the Copts and the modern politics of Egypt, shares his views on these topics:

  • The role of Western states in the Arab Spring
  • The desirability of liberalization and democratization
  • The interaction between Wahhabism and political transition

Dr. Huang, who is a former World Bank country director for China, addresses the audience about China’s conflict between political and economic liberalization. Watch the clip below for Dr. Huang’s thoughts on the following:

  • The connection between economic and political liberalization in China
  • How the Chinese Communist Party manages a rising tide of citizen activism
  • The possible effects of local-level political reform on Chinese public sentiment

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