UT Professor to Give Global Security Lecture November 29

Matt Buehler, assistant professor of political science.

Matt Buehler, assistant professor of political science.

Matt Buehler, assistant professor of political science at UT, will give a Global Security Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, in Room 205 of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. He will be joined by political science doctoral student, Mehdi Ayari, in the presentation.

“Opening the Black Box of Authoritarian Coalitions: Minister Retention and Tunisia’s Autocratic Ruling Elite,” is free and open to the public.

Buehler and Ayari will explain the impact of authoritarian coalitions on Tunisia and explore the authoritarian influence on retaining Tunisian governmental ministers and other ruling elite.

Buehler holds doctoral and master’s degrees in government from the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on comparative politics with expertise in the politics of the Middle East and North Africa.

Since 2006, Buehler has completed more than three years of fieldwork and Arabic training in North Africa, Syria, and the Persian Gulf. His specific interests include democratization, authoritarianism, the Arab uprisings, Islamist movements, North African political parties, and Moroccan politics.

CONTACT:

Nissa Dahlin-Brown, 865-974-8681, nissa@utk.edu)

Tyra Haag (865-974-5460, tyra.haag@tennessee.edu)