Egyptian “Revolution Interrupted” is Topic of Next World Affairs Council Talk

Ellis Goldberg, a leading scholar of Middle East politics will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center.

His talk, "Revolution Interrupted," is co-sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, and the university's Department of Political Science.

Goldberg, who was studying in Cairo during the Egyptian revolution of 2011, will address the current situation in Egypt. A professor of political science at the University of Washington, Goldberg is former chair of that university’s Middle East Center. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and was a Guggenheim Fellow at Princeton University.

Goldberg blogs regularly on Middle East and U.S. politics at and is the author of two books on the Egyptian labor movement.

Admission to World Affairs Council presentations at UNC Asheville is $10 for the public; free to members of the World Affairs Council and UNC Asheville students. For more information, visit or call 828.251.6140.