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The Revolutionary City: urbanisation and the global transformation of rebellion

Hosted by the Department of International Relations

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speakers

Professor Mark R Beissinger

Professor Mark R Beissinger

Dr Olga Onuch

Dr Olga Onuch

Chair

Professor Tomila Lankina

Professor Tomila Lankina

Mark Beissinger, Henry W. Putnam Professor of Politics at Princeton University, will present insights on the changing character of revolution around the world.

Drawing on his new book, The Revolutionary City, Professor Beissinger will focus on the impact that the concentration of people, power, and wealth in cities exercises on revolutionary processes and outcomes. Using engaging examples from around the world, Mark Beissinger explores the causes and consequences of the urbanization of revolution in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Olga Onuch will steer the discussion in light of her own findings about the dynamics of popular mobilization in Ukraine before and during the war.

Meet our speakers and chair

Mark R Beissinger is Henry W. Putnam Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He previously served on the faculties of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Harvard University. His main fields of interest are social movements, revolutions, nationalism, state-building, and imperialism, with special reference to the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet states.

Olga Onuch (@oonuch) is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester. She is an Associate of Nuffield College (Oxford) and The Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Dr Onuch’s comparative study of protest (elections, migration & identity) in Eastern Europe and Latin America has made her a leading expert in Ukrainian and Argentine politics specifically, but also in inter-regional comparative analysis.

Tomila Lankina (@TomilaLankina) has worked on democracy and authoritarianism, mass protests and historical drivers of human capital and political regime change in Russia and other countries; she has also analysed the propaganda and disinformation campaigns in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and aggression in Ukraine. Her latest research is on social structure and inequality.

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