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Teach-In on Current Events in the Arab World: Return to Business as Usual after the Uprisings?
10 November 2018, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Merten Hall 1204
George Mason University
The Arab uprisings captured our attention eight years ago, dominating the news cycle. Since then, the situation in the region has been characterized by catastrophic humanitarian crises, reconsiderations of governance structures and policies toward both liberalization and authoritarianism, and military consolidations and responses. The underlying demographic, economic, and social issues faced by citizens have persisted or even deteriorated. This teach-in brings scholars and journalists to discuss Palestine, Yemen, Iraq, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia over the past decade. Teachers of world history and geography, global studies and regional studies will gain perspectives from the experts and acquire teaching resources on these challenging and crucial topics.
Bassam Haddad (George Mason University):
The “Post-Uprisings” Arab World: New Challenges, Old Bottles, Muddled Vision
Mouin Rabbani (Institute for Palestine Studies):
Palestine in the Age of Trump: Business as Usual?
Sama’a al-Hamdani (Georgetown University):
Yemeni Fractures: Uprisings and Civil Wars
Rosie Bsheer (Harvard University):
Countering Revolution: Saudi Arabia and the Arab Uprisings
Samia Errazzouki (University of California, Davis):
The Maghreb in Stagnation: Afterlives of the 2011 Uprisings
Hibba Abugideiri (Villanova University):
The Arab Uprisings: Why Women Matter
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The event is co-sponsored by the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at George Mason University, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and the Arab Studies Institute, and by the Center for Global Islamic Studies, Global Affairs, Global Programs, History Department, the Schar School of Policy and Government, Film and Media Studies.
Lunch will be served. Click here to register for this event.
This event is made possible in part by a Title VI grant from the U. S. Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center of the Middle East and North Africa at Georgetown University, with additional funding from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies for education outreach and public events and from George Mason University.