Event Series

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA

Building on the online network, the Centre organises regular discussion-based seminars inviting academics to present their work. Papers are circulated in advance and are briefly presented at the start, followed by questions and comments from the audience. 

Forthcoming Events 


Redefining the Political: The Ultras Football 'Movement' in Egypt

Tuesday 17 October | 17:15–19:15 | Rabab El-Mahdi

Registration will open on 3 October.


Past Events Podcasts


  • The Calculus of Dissidence: The Socialist Forces Front and the Failure of Opposition in Algeria
    Tuesday 30 May 2017 | Hugh Roberts, Tufts University
  • Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse in Syria: A Social-Institutionalist Explanation
    Tuesday 2 May 2017 | Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh
  • Putting Gender at the Centre: The Feminist Turn in the Kurdish Political Movement
    Tuesday 7 March 2017 | Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS; Latif Tas, SOAS
  • Let's Rock/Rap it! Music as Collective Action: The Case of the Arab Spring
    Tuesday 11 October 2016 | Amina Boubia, Sciences Po Centre for International Studies
  • Reassembling the Spatial: Place-and-World Making as Social Movement Practice in Jordan and Palestine
    Tuesday 26 April 2016 | Christopher Parker, Ghent University
  • Why Some Contentious Movements Fail: The Case of the Syrian Opposition
    Tuesday 15 March 2016 | Dr Jasmine Gani, University of St Andrews