03/06/2014 01:23 pm ET Updated Mar 18, 2014

The Second Arab Awakening And The Battle For Pluralism (VIDEO)

A conversation with Walter Isaacson and former Jordanian Ambassador Marwan Muasher.

Watch Live at 3:15pm-4:30pm EST.

In a roundtable discussion led by Aspen Institute president and CEO Walter Isaacson, former Jordanian Ambassador to the US and former Foreign Minister of Jordan Marwan Muasher will be discussing his new book, The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism, in which he provides essential steps for the next generation of leaders to create opportunity for the region.

Muasher assesses each Arab state’s progress toward pluralism, the economic and social issues it must address, the key players in its current political scene, and the potential third forces that might drive reform. He provides essential information on each Islamic party’s historical and current positions, highlighting differences that are often overlooked. He makes clear the ways misguided Western efforts to combat Islamism have strengthened it, and provides the most thorough analysis available of the ways the Israeli-Palestinian conflict interferes with the development of pluralism and peace in the region.