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MENA Monday: Causes and Dynamics of the Arab Uprisings, Six Years On — A Talk by Bassam Haddad.

When: Monday, January 30, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum Room, #201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: free

Contact: Lexy Gore   (847) 467-5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


This talk posits a framework for understanding causes and dynamics across the six cases of popular Arab uprisings. It addresses their trajectory and dynamics and identifies the composite factors that help us understand the variance in outcomes across cases, with the caveat that we may have witnessed only the first stage in a long process.

Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He is the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (2011) and co-editor of The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order? (2012) and Critical Voices (2015).

He is Executive Director of the Arab Studies Institute, Founding Editor of the Arab Studies Journal, and co-founder and Editor of Jadaliyya. He was co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film About Baghdad. He serves on the Board of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and is Executive Producer of Status Audio Journal.

Lunch served.

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