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MENA Monday Night. Driss Ksikes: Social Media and the Arab World: Lessons Learned

When: Monday, May 2, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM CT

Where: 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Lexy Gore   (847) 467-5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


This lecture will investigate how Egyptians, Moroccans, and Tunisians used social media both as a tool of mobilization and surveillance before and after the “Arab Spring” uprisings of 2011.

Driss Ksikes is a Morrocan artist, playwright, novelist, journalist, and human rights advocate. He is currently a professor of media and culture at the Institut des hautes études de management (HEM) in Rabat, and directs their research center, and has published a number of plays, novels, and academic essays on Moroccan cultural life.

Ksikes' visit to Northwestern is a collaboration of MENA, the Center for the Writing Arts, the Theater Department, and the Buffett Institute French and the Global Humanities Working Group.

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