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Event Series

The following events are part of the Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA seminar series. A paper is circulated in advance to those who register, and the seminars are discussion-based.

These events are registration-only. Please make sure you register using the online booking form on the event webpage.

The event programme for the academic year 2017/18 will be annouced soon.


Past Events 
Algeria1992-62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA
The Calculus of Dissidence: The Socialist Forces Front and the Failure of Opposition in Algeria
Tuesday 30 May 2017

Speaker: Hugh Roberts, Tufts University
Discussant: Aula Hariri, LSE Middle East Centre
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

 
SyriaFSA62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the MENA
Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse in Syria: A Social-Institutionalist Explanation
Tuesday 2 May 2017

Speaker: Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh
Discussant: Jerome Drevon, University of Oxford
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

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Zana62

Social Movements and Popular Mobilisation in the Middle East and North Africa Event
Putting Gender at the Centre: The Feminist Turn in the Kurdish Political Movement
Tuesday 7 March 2017

Speakers: Nadje Al-Ali, SOAS; Latif Tas, SOAS
Discussant: Zeynep Kaya, LSE Middle East Centre
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

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ArmadaBizerta62

Let's Rock/Rap it! Music as Collective Action: The case of the Arab Spring
Tuesday 11 October 2016

Speaker: Amina Boubia, Sciences Po Centre for International Studies
Discussant: Cristina Moreno Almeida, LSE
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

 
Amman62

Reassembling the spatial: Place-and-world making as social movement practice in Jordan and Palestine
Tuesday 26 April 2016

Speaker: Christopher Parker, Ghent University
Chair: John Chalcraft, LSE

 
Jarba62

Why Some Contentious Movements Fail: the case of the Syrian opposition
Tuesday 15 March 2016

Speaker: Dr Jasmine Gani, University of St Andrews
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

 
RajabKhawaja62

Bahraini Activism in Exile: Legacies and Revolutionary Ruptures
Wednesday 3 June 2015

Speaker:
Claire Beaugrand, Institut Français du Proche Orient
Discussant: Dr Filippo Dionigi, LSE
Chair:
Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

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MoroccoProtest62

How Self-Limited Mobilisation Works: the case of Morocco
Wednesday 20 May 2015

Speaker:
Dr Frédéric Vairel, University of Ottawa
Discussant: Nawal Mustafa, LSE
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

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MoroccoKingMohammed62

Of Regime and Movements: authoritarian reform and the 2011 popular uprisings in Morocco
Tuesday 19 May 2015

Speaker:
 Dr Frédéric Vairel, University of Ottawa
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

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EgyptLabour62

The Non-Contentious Politics of Labour Protests in Egypt
Wednesday 25 February 2015

Speaker: Dr Marie Duboc, University of Tübingen
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

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Fatah62

Theorising Revolution, Anticipating Civil War: class, state, and political practice in 1960s Lebanon
Wednesday 21 January 2015

Speaker: Dr Fadi Bardawil, University of North Carolina
Discussant: Fuad Musallam, LSE
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

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SocialMovements62x86

Workers in the Arab Uprisings: Social Movement Theory, Political Economy and Class
Wednesday 5 November 2014

Speaker: Professor Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

 
IsraelBarrier62

High-Risk Activism and Popular Struggle against the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank
Tuesday 4 November 2014

Speaker: Professor Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

 
SocialMovements62x86

New Social Movements and the Question of Organisation During Revolutionary Processes
Tuesday 6 May 2014

Speaker: Dr Maha Abdelrahman, University of Cambridge
Discussant: Ahmad Shokr, New York University
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

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EgyptProtest6286

The Politics of the Urban Everyday in the Arab Revolutions
Wednesday 12 February 2014

Speaker: Professor Salwa Ismail, SOAS
Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

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