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Stories From The Arab Spring

UNC political science professor Andy Reynolds is one of the world’s leading experts in governmental and electoral design. During his graduate school years in post-Apartheid South Africa, Reynolds advised writers of the constitution.

He continued to help other countries devise political structures over the last two decades. During the Arab Spring revolutions, Reynolds spent time in Egypt, Libya and Yemen working for the United Nations and the United States National Security Council.

After returning to the U.S., Reynolds co-wrote “The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform” (Oxford University Press/2015), which analyzes the uprisings and the factors involved in a successful revolution.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Reynolds about his experiences in the Middle East.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.