11/15 The Arab Uprisings: Accomplishments, Failures, Prospects

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The Arab Uprisings: Accomplishments, Failures, Prospects
Fri, November 15, 8:00am – 5:30pm
The Castle at Boston University
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To Register and view more information, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/ir/center/uprisings/ PROGRAM Co-Chairs: Professor Hani Faris, University of British Columbia Professor Augustus R. Norton, Boston University 8:15 am – 9:00 am Doors Open. Coffee, Tea, Breakfast Pastries 9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome Remarks by Co-Chairs Professor Augustus R. Norton, Boston University Professor Hani Faris, University of British Columbia 9:15 am to 10:55 am “In Quest of Freedom & Dignity” Elaine Hagopian, Simmons College, chair Haytham al Manna’, National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, “Road Map for a Political Solution in Syria” Amr Hamzawi, American University in Cairo, “Can We Still Hope?” Sara Roy, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, “Whither Palestine?” Melani Cammett, Brown University, “A Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings” 10:55 am to 11:10 am Break 11:10 am to 12:50 pm “Youth & Women & the Arab Uprisings” Betty Anderson, Boston University, chair Farouk El-Baz, Boston University, “Revolt of Egypt’s Youth” Caryle Murphy, Pulitzer Prize Winner for International Reporting, “What Do Saudi Twenty-Somethings Want?” Chloe Mulderig, Boston University, “Adulthood Denied: Implications of Youth Dissatisfaction on Revolutionary Outcomes in the Arab World” Ghanim Alnajjar , Kuwait University, “Successes and Failures of Youth and Women Movements in the Gulf” 12:50 to 2:00 pm Lunch Sadek Jalal al-‘Azm, Right to Non Violence, speaker 2:10 pm to 3:40 pm “The Arab Socio-Political Order: Challengers, Beneficiaries and Old Guards” Leila Farsakh, University of Massachusetts Boston, chair Ali Abdullatif Ahmida, University of New England, “Post February 17 Revolution: The Challenges of Transitional Justice, Truth and National Reconciliation in Libya” Denis Sullivan, Northeastern University, “The Resiliency of Egypt’s Deep State: Are there any Challengers Left?” Roger Owen, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, “The inclusive principal of the Arab Revolutions: That what is up shall be brought down but never out.” Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, University of London, “The Arab Uprising Between Revolution and Counter-Revolutions” 3:40 pm to 3:55 pm Break 3:55 pm to 5:35 pm “External Involvement in Arab Uprisings” Seif Da’na, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, chair Tamirace Fakhoury, Lebanese American University, “Migration and Politics: Insights From the Arab Uprisings” Hugh Roberts, Tufts University, “European Attitudes and Policy Rresponses to the Crises in North Africa (Tunisia, Egypt, Libya), 2010-2013” Robert Pelletreau, Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Tunisia, “The U.S. Diplomatic Response to the Arab Awakenings” 5:35 pm Conference Ends

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