Dr. Khairy Tourk, professor of Economics at Illinois Institute of Technology, who will speak on “The Middle East in Turmoil: A Political Economy Analysis.” A long-time observer of the world from within, his present focus is economic modernization in Egypt and the political economies of East Asia.
Editor's note: This program was originally broadcast on April 10th, 2012Saudi Arabia is the sixth-largest consumer of Viagra in the world, and people in Arab countries spend billions annually on sex-enhancing drugs. Worldview talks with Dr.
Scholar Fawaz Gerges argues that despite his efforts to limit the damage done by the Bush years and all that came before them, President Obama may be seen as an “American Gorbachev” in the Middle East.
The Egyptian election commission has barred three of the frontrunners from running. The candidates are appealing the decision, but the latest disqualifications have shaken up an already tumultuous race for the presidency.