Global Protests in Context

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Start:
September 6, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
End:
September 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Contact:
Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East & Muslim Civilizations
Phone:
+1.919.962.2034
mideast@unc.edu
Venue:
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone:
+1.919.962.2435
Address:
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301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

A panel discussion on “Global Protests in Context” will shed light on recent protests around the world. From Brazil, to Cairo, to Raleigh protesters are making their voices heard and many (especially in Egypt) are paying a heavy price. Why has a wave of protest been sweeping the globe? What do these protests have in common and how do they differ? What can they tell us about the state of the world and its future?

The panelists will include Bob Korstadt, professor of public policy and history at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, Omid Safi, professor of Islamic studies at  UNC, Zeynep Tufekci assistant professor in the School of Information and Library Science at UNC, and Doria El Kerdany, lecturer in Arabic in the department of Asian studies at UNC. Each panelist will speak for a few minutes and then take questions and participate in an open discussion with the audience.

This panel discussion is sponsored by Humanities and Human Values and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.  For additional information, please contact Regina Higgins, outreach director for the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.

This event is free and open to the public.

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