This panel of top scholars will discuss new trends in Shi’a political thought and activism. With expertise spanning the Middle East – from Lebanon to the Gulf to Iran – this panel will share innovative research about Shi’a movements and ideology and provide much-needed nuance on a subject too often oversimplified with false dichotomies of sectarianism.
Laurence Louer is Research Fellow at CERI/SciencesPo in Paris
Mohammad Ali Kadivar is a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs
Diana Zeidan is a PhD candidate at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux Sociaux (EHESS-IRIS) in Paris.
Toby Matthiesen is a senior research fellow at the University of Oxford.
The panel will be moderated by POMEPS director Marc Lynch and allow time for questions from the audience.
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