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Unformatted text preview: Jennifer Storch 2/9/11 Brown Bag Reflective Essay The Brown Bag Presentation by Bassam Haddad Sense and Nonsense About Protests and Turoil in Tunisia, Egypt, and Lebannon on February 8 th was well put together, enjoyable and enlightening. Haddad discussed how the mass chaos and protests in Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt are a reality and should not be ignored. There are people protesting everyday for simple demands of food for their families. These demands are all believable and we need to support them. Haddad mentioned that in order to support these protests it is not the time to stick to age old policies but instead make a shift. I thought the two ways Haddad addressed the issue, one being from a social- scientific way and the other from a necessary way, were extremely appropriate. He said addressing it from a necessary point of view is just something we have to do. However, the media is not portraying the dilemma properly. The accounts of the protests are superficial. In addition, Haddad pointed out it seems that people are more interested in social are superficial....
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course CONF 101 taught by Professor Lyons during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.
- Spring '11