AASU holds discussion forum on Libya

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The public was invited to a forum at Armstrong Atlantic State University to join students and professors in a discussion on the recent uprisings in Libya. The discussion was called "Revolution, Protest, and Mobilization in the Middle East and North Africa: People Power in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain and the Region".

Speakers included Political Science Professor William Daughtery, Associate Professor of Sociology Ned Rinalducci and Assistant Professor of History Jason Tatlock.

Topics discussed were the role of social media, the scope of change sweeping the region and a look at the circumstances surrounding each of the countries, their similiarities and differences.

"Here we have a part of the world that has been economically and politically stagnant for quite some time and literally we have these grassroots movements, these movements of people power helped along by social media and satellite news," explained Assistant Professor Rinalducci.

The event was free of charge and featured and question and answer session following the speakers.

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