Undergraduate students, graduate students, professional, experts, and scholars are invited to submit abstracts for the upcoming Provost’s Global Forum at the University of Iowa, “The Arab Spring in a Global Context,” to be held in Iowa City, Iowa, April 30 to May 1, 2015.
The wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring may have changed or at least challenged the relationship between the governed and governing actors not only in Arab countries but in other societies with Muslim people around the world. Emerging issues and changing circumstances are providing scholars from all academic disciplines with opportunities to apply and/or revise old theories, and this conference will facilitate an exchange and sharing of new ideas. Activities will include presentations of research papers and reports, roundtable conversations, panel discussions, musical performances, book exhibits, film and documentary screenings, and more.
Financial support is available to subsidize travel cost for qualified presenters who submit paper abstracts before October 15, 2014. Otherwise, the deadline for submitting paper abstracts is November 30. Competitive prizes will be awarded to exceptional undergraduate and graduate student papers.
For more information about the conference and to submit abstracts, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/funding/faculty/projects/provosts-global-forum/arab-spring
Ahmed E. Souaiaia
Associate Professor, Islamic Studies
University of Iowa