There's quite a lineup of events in Washington DC this week. If you're going to attend one event, and you can't get Nationals tickets, then it should be... Ab-Soul at the Fillmore on Sunday. If you can't make that, then you should definitely go to... Big KRIT at the Howard on Friday.
While I can't promise innovative, heady lyrics from some of the best young rappers in the game at the Elliott School on Friday, I can offer twelve of the top political scientists in the game talking about their contributions to our highly-anticipated, just-released edited volume. Most of the book's authors will be there. I'm frankly thrilled to be able to bring together this group of authors again for a sustained discussion about what we as a scholarly community have learned about the causes, processes, and outcomes of the Arab uprisings -- and to work through the sorry pass to which the region has arrived in their wake.
The full schedule can be found here, but if clicking the link is too much work then here's the most important details:
Where and When: Elliott School of International Affairs, 6th Floor, 9am-2pm.
Who and What:
Panel 1: 9:00-10:30 Marc Lynch, Ellen Lust, Dan Brumberg, Steve Heydemann and Curtis Ryan
Panel 2: 10:45-12:15 Nathan Brown, Mark Tessler, Michael Robbins and Vickie Langohr
Panel 3: 12:45-2:15 Jillian Schwedler, Clement Henry, Quinn Mecham and David Patel
Why: state of the art research and analysis, free lunch, copies of the new book, and a chance to see Nathan Brown freestyling over the Control beat. Don't miss it!