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The Taming of Democracy Assistance

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Institute For Middle East Studies

Join IMES for a discussion regarding democracy and the possibility it has to confront dictators in the Middle East.


  • Sarah Bush is an assistant professor of political science at Temple University and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. She is the recipient of the 2014 Deborah “Misty” Gerner Grant for Professional Development awarded by the International Studies Association’s Women’s Caucus. She will discuss her recent release The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators (Cambridge University Press, 2015).