Arab Studies Events

Arab Studies Conference: Political Uprisings in the Arab World

This conference is planned for the 2011-12 academic year. Details will be posted once speakers and schedules are confirmed.


Political Uprisings in North Africa and the Implications Beyond

February 8, 2011 • 5:00-6:30 pm • Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor (919 W. Illinois St.)

CSAMES and CAS hosted a panel in which leading faculty discussed the current uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Speakers and topics included:

  • Asef Bayat, Sociology, "A New Arab Street?"
  • Elabbas Benmamoun, Linguistics, "Echoes of the Events in Tunisia in the Region"
  • Kenneth Cuno, History: "The Egyptian Uprising"
  • Linda Herrera, Educational Policy Studies: "Youth Politics and Revolution in a Digital Age"
  • Jane Kuntz, French: "Continuity and Change in Tunisia"

For more information and to view the speakers' summaries, see the panel webpage.