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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 Global Islamic Studies Center, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

The Global Islamic Studies Center 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 GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).