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DISC/WCED Panel. Unraveling the Arab Spring: Egypt Since 2011

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
4:00-6:00 PM
1010 Weiser Hall Map
Moderator: Pauline Jones, DISC director. Panelists: Samer Ali, CMENAS director, U-M; Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, U-M; Jean Lachapelle, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M; Bassem Youssef, satirist.

"Unraveling the Arab Spring: Egypt Since 2011" examines the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, the revolution that shook the country six years ago. This panel features the renowned Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian surgeon turned comedian, who fled his homeland after the government forced him to terminate the production of his show "Al-Bernameg" - the first political satire show in the Middle East. Youssef will join U-M distinguished scholars Juan Cole and Samer Ali, as well as Jean Lachapelle, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, to discuss the shifting relationships between Egyptians, their government, and freedom of expression in an Egypt that attempts to thrive beyond the Arab Spring.

Organized by the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, with support from the University Musical Society and Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Africa, International, Middle East Studies, Muslim, Politics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Islamic Studies Program , University Musical Society*, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by WCED.

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2017-18 Event Themes

Populism Series

What fuels the rise of populism in various parts of Europe, Eurasia, and beyond? Speakers in this series will discuss genealogies and varieties of populism, and ponder how 21st-century populisms are related to other key phenomena of our times—globalization, neoliberalism, and pluralism.

Regionalism Series

What is the meaning of regionalism at the twin age of nationalism and European Unionism? Speakers will discuss the political and academic formation and transformation of regions like “Europe,” “Eastern Europe,” or “the Balkans,” and reflect on the implications of reframing regional boundaries for our understanding of various European societies.