LUCAS Seminar: Maha Abdel-Rahman and Habib Ayeb 'Still an Arab Spring? Understanding protest and uprisings in North Africa'
Event co-sponsored by the Department of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/20051/arabic_and_middle_eastern_studies
Maha Abdel-Rahman, University of Cambridge will speak on:
'On Protest Movements and Uprisings: Egypt's Permanent Revolution'
Dr Abdel-Rahman teaches Development Studies and Middle East Politics at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include State/civil society relations, social movements, political Islam, and democracy and opposition politics in Egypt and the Arab World. This presentation is based on her latest research project on protest movements in Egypt since 2000.
Habib Ayeb, Social Research Center American University in Cairo, will speak on:
‘The Tunisian Revolution After The First Democratic Elections: Processes, Expectations And Constraints’
Dr Ayeb is a geographer who works on water issues, social changes, access to resources, poverty and marginality. He is conducting comparative research in Egypt, Tunisia and India on competitions over agricultural, rural and environmental resources and marginalisation of small farmers. Recent publications include La crise de la société rurale en Egypte ou la fin du fellah ? Paris. Karthala (2010) and a joint work Water, Poverty and Social Crises; (CD). Paris. IRD.(2009)
Parkinson Seminar Room 1.08 (also known as Parkinson Lecture Room). This is in the Parkinson Building, Woodhouse Lane (distinctive for its clock tower and steps), and 1.08 is on the first floor up the stairs at the end of the building where the coffee bar is, and to the right.
LUCAS Seminar: Maha Abdel-Rahman and Habib Ayeb 'Still an Arab Spring?'
07 November 2011
Parkinson Seminar Room 1.08 (also known as Parkinson Lecture Room)
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