“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Please note: this event has been moved to Thursday, April 26 from Tuesday, April 3, after being rescheduled from its original date of Wednesday, March 21. The correct and final date for this event is Thursday, April 26. We apologize for any confusion.
A seminar with Allison Hartnett, Predoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at the University of Oxford. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.
Moderated by Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, HKS.
In the wake of independence from colonialism, redistributive conflict impelled new MENA regimes to dismantle established rural order by enacting land redistribution. While popular support for such policies was high, this work presents empirical evidence that expropriating and redistributing land often created new governance challenges that undermined regime stability.
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Please note: this event has been rescheduled from its original date of Wednesday, March 21 due to inclement weather.