Middle East and North Africa Seminar
The Georgetown University Institute for Global History
Middle East & North Africa Seminar:
History and Cultures of Revolutions in the Arab World
convener Osama Abi-Mershed
A rich culture of resistance and revolution in the Arab World lies behind the recent events of the Arab Spring. In a series of talks and seminars, co-sponsors CCAS and GIGH explore the past and present of struggles against domination in the region as they were expressed in a variety of arenas, including labor and other social movements, literature and fine arts, and the many other spaces of social and intellectual life that eluded hegemonic control.
14 September 2012, 3:30 pm, ICC 241, Jessica Winegar, Interim Director, Program in Middle East and North African Studies, and Asst Professor, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University
"A Civilized Revolution: Aesthetics, Political Action, and Urban Space in Egypt"
19 October 2012, 3:30 pm, ICC 241, Elizabeth Thompson, University of Virginia, "Justice Interrupted: The Buried History of Syria's Baath Party"
Dr. Laith Ulaby, "Tears in Tahrir from Tamer: The Arabic Language Music Industry and the Arab Spring"
Dr. Ellis Goldberg, professor of political science and Director of Middle East Center, University of Washington, "What Did You Learn in the Revolution?"
Vijay Prashad, Trinity College, “Global Bonapartism and the Challenge of the South”
Marnia Lazreg, Hunter College-City University of NY, “Decolonization or counter-insurgency war? Paradoxes in Fanon's Theory”
- There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.