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THE ROOTS AND DYNAMICS OF THE 2011 REVOLUTIONARY UPHEVAL IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

The LSE Department of International Development is pleased to present a public lecture:

Professor Gilbert Achcar

The roots and dynamics of the 2011 revolutionary upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa

Friday, November 18, 2011, 4:00-5:30pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych

Gilbert Achcar is Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He taught and/or researched in various universities and research centres in Beirut, Berlin and Paris. His books have been published in Arabic, Chinese (Mainland and Taiwan), English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Urdu.

This lecture is part of the LSE Department of International Development Friday Lecture Series, which brings in leading figures from inside and outside of academia to speak on important current issues.

 

Upcoming speakers are:

November 25 Dr. Gabriel Palma, Department of Economics, University of Cambridge

December 2 Dr. Jo Beall, Director Education & Society, British Council

Lectures take place Fridays from 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre on the ground floor of Clement House, on Aldwych. For a campus map, please see: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/mapsanddirections/findingyourwayaroundlse.aspx

Open to the public

 

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Egypt

PUBLIC MEETING ON THE UPRISINGS IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

The Egyptian and Tunisian governments have already fallen, while those in Yemen and Bahrain are on the brink. Meanwhile Qaddafi is waging war on the Libyan people and mass protests are sparking off from Iran and Iraq to Algeria and Mauritania. Only a few months ago nobody could have predicted the intensity and the dimension of these uprisings, which are challenging hegemonic, culturalist and traditional assumptions about the politics of the region. Nor could anyone have foreseen the resonances that these movements would have across the world.

The uprisings pose far-reaching questions: What are we to make of the confluence of two “youths” united by an absent future, one educated and “middle class”, one banished to the slum periphery? What about the connection between these unemployed youth and the striking workers of Egypt? And what of the women who have played such a central role in these movements?

This meeting will feature speakers from the region with a critical analysis of the uprisings, plus a discussion of the implications of the movements for struggles in the United States, and for our understanding of revolutionary practice in the Twenty-first Century.

Confirmed speakers: Benoît Challand, Amr Ragab, Arya Zahedi. 

Friday March 11th, 7pm

The Commons Brooklyn

388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

See: http://thearabrevolts.info/

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