'The Arab Spring: Did all go wrong?' At St. Ambrose University

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

DAVENPORT, Iowa—On Monday, Feb. 9, Princeton University Professor Amaney Jamal will present “The Arab Spring: Did All Go Wrong?” This year’s St. Ambrose University Folwell Lecture in Political Science and Pre-Law will take place at 7 p.m. in the Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Jamal is the Edward S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., also serving as director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Workshop on Arab Political Development.

She is president of the Association of Middle East Women's Studies and a senior advisor on Pew Research Center projects focusing on Islam in America (2006) and Global Islam (2010).

The focus of Jamal’s current research is democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab world. Her interests also include the study of Muslim and Arab Americans and the pathways that structure their patterns of civic engagement in the United States. Jamal is the author of “Barriers to Democracy” and coauthor of “Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects” and “Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11.” Jamal earned a doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2005.

This event is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities.

The prestigious Folwell Chair Endowment was established in 2001 by Jane Folwell, an energetic volunteer and generous benefactor for educational, health and community groups and initiatives, including Junior Achievement, Genesis Health Services Foundation, and St. Ambrose University. Mrs. Folwell's husband, Frank, was a highly-respected Quad Cities businessman and philanthropist who passed away in 1997.

For more information, contact Duk Kim, associate professor of political science and leadership studies, at 563-333-6169 or, or go to