Reflections on Mass Protests & Uprisings in the Arab World (Part 1 and 2 Videos)

Reflections on Mass Protests & Uprisings in the Arab World (Part 1 and 2 Videos)

These two panels are part of a series by the collective project "Ten Years On: Mass Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World." This is the first in a year-long series of events and knowledge production by the collective. Each of the panels addresses reflections by the speakers on the politics and knowledge production related to the uprisings during the past ten years. This first event is intended to herald the yearlong conversation/activities.

Look out for an event in February on teaching the Arab Uprisings and an event in March on archives and the Arab Uprisings. 

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View Part 1 Here

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You can also watch via Youtube 

Part 1 Speakers

Amaney Jamal
Asli Bali
Rochelle Davis
Ahmad Dallal
Ziad Abu-Rish
Lina Abou Habib
Adam Hanieh
Rashid Khalidi
Moderated by Bassam Haddad

View Part 2 Here

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Part 2 Speakers

Bassam Haddad
Sherene Seikaly
Rabab Al-Mahdi
Muriam Haleh-Davis
Amr Adly
Nadje Al-Ali
Lisa Wedeen
Mohammed Bamyeh
Moderated by Amaney Jamal
Event Brochure

The "Ten Years On" collective includes: Arab Studies Institute, Princeton’s Arab Barometer, GMU’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Project, Georgetown University (Center for Contemporary Arab Studies), the Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS), American University of Beirut’s Asfari Institute, Brown University’s Center for Middle East Studies, UC Santa Barbara’sCenter for Middle East Studies, Harvard University’s Center for Middle East Studies, University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Birzeit University’s Department of Political Science, Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law, AUC Affiliates, Georgetown University (Qatar), The Global Academy (MESA Affiliated), and Institute of Palestine Studies.


Ten Years On
Mass Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World

December 17, 2020 marked the tenth anniversary of the start of the Arab uprisings in Tunisia. Beginning in 2011, mass uprisings swept North Africa and the Middle East, spreading from the shores of Tunisia to Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, and the Eastern Province of the Arabian Peninsula. A “second wave” of mass protests and uprisings manifested during 2019 in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon, and Iraq. The persistence of demands for popular sovereignty even in the face of re-entrenched authoritarianism, imperial intervention, and civil strife is a critical chapter in regional and global history.
In an effort to mark, interrogate, and reflect on the Arab uprisings, we launch a yearlong set of events, reflections, and conversations. We hope to produce resources for educators, researchers, students, and journalists to understand the last decade of political upheaval historically and in the lived present.
Over the past decade, a plethora of events, texts, and artistic and cultural productions have navigated the last decade’s spectrum of affective and material registers. We hope to contribute to these efforts through a historically grounded, theoretically rigorous approach that collaboratively interrogates the multiple questions the Arab uprisings continue to pose.

Ten Years On Poster