Democracy in Hard Places Seminar -- Islamist Emergence and Mobilization in Central Asia: Muslim Democrats and Militant Jihadis


Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:15pm to 5:30pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200 North

Join Kathleen Collins, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Political Science, in discussion. Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, will moderate.

This discussion is part of the Ash Center's Democracy in Hard Places Initiative, a program co-directed by Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, and Tarek Masoud, Professor of Public Policy and Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations. Democracy in Hard Places aims to foster social science research on democratic experiments—both successful and failed—throughout the developing world to learn how democracy can be built and maintained in a variety of terrains. The initiative's seminar series brings to campus distinguished scholars and practitioners to analyze the conditions, institutions, and behaviors that enable democracy to survey in hard places.