What does the social and political experiment of the Rojava Kurds tell us about the possibilities for change in the Middle East?  Is their experiment sustainable? Can it be transferred to other areas of the MENA region?  Who will provide long-term support for the Rojava Kurds’ efforts to build a society based on social justice, tolerance, political participation, government accountability and gender equality?  What in turn will be the response of authoritarian regimes to this experiment should it become successful?