The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies organized an academic seminar entitled “The Arab Revolutions and Democracy: The Roots of the Sectarian Divide and the Means to Address It”, on Saturday, January 28, 2012.

The seminar commenced with an opening lecture by Dr. Azmi Bishara, followed by four presentations:

  • “Risks of Sectarian Strife Afflicting Revolution of the Arab Levant”, Dr. Wajih Kanso
  • “25 of January : National Struggle or Religious Conflict?” Dr. Samir Morcos
  • "Sunnis and Shiites: The Creation of the Divide" Dr. Mohammed Shanqeti
  • "Sectarianism: Formation and False Awareness" Mr. Mohammad Jamal Barout