Past Events

Nov10

High-School Teachers Teach-In on Current Events in the Arab World: Return to Business as Usual After the Uprisings?

Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1204

The Arab uprisings captured our attention eight years ago, dominating the news cycle. Since then, the situation in the region has been characterized by catastrophic humanitarian crises, reconsiderations of governance structures and policies toward both liberalization and authoritarianism, and military consolidations and responses.

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Nov7

Decolonizing Tunisia’s Decolonization: The Armed Liberation Struggle and Post-Colonial Planning - A Discussion with Max Ajl

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, G

During the mid-1950s, an almost unknown and erased-from-history armed anti-colonial revolt – the Fellaga/Youssefite rebellion – rippled across the Tunisian countryside, sweeping across the width and depth of the country, even penetrating urban cores. My dissertation, Farmers, Fellaga, and Frenchmen: National Liberation and Post-Colonial Development in Tunisia, recovers the historical memory of that revolt, writing the armed struggle and its repression into the history of the Tunisian national liberation struggle and its effects on subsequent state-building efforts.

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