The Arab Uprisings Explained: A Half-Day Conference

October 3, 2014 @ 1:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street Northwest
The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052

Arab Uprisings ExplainedPOMEPS is pleased to invite you to a half-day conference celebrating the release of the edited volume The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2014). The contributors to The Arab Uprisings Explained began conceiving and writing the chapters in mid-2011 and finished most revisions in mid-2013. Much has happened in the region since then. Participants will have the opportunity to present the key findings and arguments of their chapters and discuss how, if at all, recent developments challenge those findings.


9:00am – 10:30am Panel 1: Arab Uprisings, Regime Responses

  • Marc Lynch, George Washington University (chair)
  • Steven Heydemann, United States Institute of Peace
  • Daniel Brumberg, Georgetown University
  • Ellen Lust, Yale University
  • Curtis Ryan, Appalachian State University

10:30am – 10:45am Coffee break

10:45am – 12:15pm Panel 2: Publics and Others

  • Nathan Brown, George Washington University (chair)
  • Mark Tessler, University of Michigan
  • Michael Robbins, Princeton University
  • Vickie Langohr, College of the Holy Cross

12:15pm – 12:45pm Lunch: A light lunch will be provided

12:45pm – 2:15pm Panel 3: Economy and Civil Society

  • Marc Lynch, George Washington University (chair)
  • Clement Henry, American University in Cairo
  • David Patel, Brandeis University
  • Quinn Mecham, Brigham Young University
  • Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College, City University of New York


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