Juan R.I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context.

In the 20th annual Sabbagh Lecture presented by the UA School of Anthropology, “Cole will review the political and social changes in the Arab World during the past year and consider what they mean to workers, women, intellectuals and businesses in the region. He will consider the outcome of the Tunisian and Egyptian elections, and survey continued protest movements, as well as look at the role of armed forces in Egypt and Libya during the transition." - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences