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USM President Available for Interviews on Libya


University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman is available to comment on the efforts of rebel forces in Libya to unite the various factions within the transition government, and to discuss the implications of a regime change. 

Botman holds a Ph.D. in history and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University and has served as an affiliate at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

As an expert in Middle Eastern Studies, she has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, published articles and books, and was interviewed extensively during the emergence of the Arab Spring.