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The Arab Uprisings Explained

A Half-Day Conference


Friday, October 3, 2014

Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602

This half-day conference celebrates the release of the edited volume The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2014).

The contributors to The Arab Uprisings Explained began conceiving and writing the chapters in mid-2011 and finished most revisions in mid-2013. Much has happened in the region since then. Participants will have the opportunity to present the key findings and arguments of their chapters and discuss how, if at all, recent developments challenge those findings.

9:00am - 10:30am | Panel 1: Arab Uprisings, Regime Responses

Marc Lynch, George Washington University (chair)
Steven Heydemann, United States Institute of Peace
Daniel Brumberg, Georgetown University
Ellen Lust, Yale University
Curtis Ryan, Appalachian State University

10:30am - 10:45am | Coffee break

10:45am - 12:15pm | Panel 2: Publics and Others

Nathan Brown, George Washington University (chair)
Mark Tessler, University of Michigan
Michael Robbins, Princeton University
Vickie Langohr, College of the Holy Cross

12:15pm - 12:45pm | Lunch

12:45pm - 2:15pm | Panel 3: Economy and Civil Society

Marc Lynch, George Washington University (chair)
Clement Henry, University of Texas at Austin
David Patel, Brandeis University
Quinn Mecham, Brigham Young University
Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College, City University of New York

*A light lunch will be provided*

*Limited copies of the book will be available for students*

Sponsored By:

Project on Middle East Political Science