“The People want the fall of the Regime”: The Arab Uprisings and the Future of Arab Politics (Day Two)

Washington, DC

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Event Details

Agenda for Friday, March 23, 2012

Conference Venue
Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building
Georgetown University

Registration, coffee and light breakfast

Panel 5: Tunisia and Egypt

Eric Gobe (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France & Centre Jacques Berque, Rabat, Morocco)
“Lawyers and Revolution: Political Mobilization and Professional Power in Tunisia”

Dina Bishara (George Washington University)
"Mismanaging Dissent: The Unintended Consequences of Regime Response to Labor Protests in Egypt 2006-2011"

Elliott Colla (Georgetown University) 
"The People Want?: Poetry, Slogan and Revolutionary Repertoire in Egypt."


Panel 6: Yemen, Syria & the Gulf States

Stacey Philbrick Yadav (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) 
"(Dis)Unity in Difference? Opposition Responses to the GCC Process in Yemen"

Bassam Haddad (George Mason/Georgetown University) 
"The Limits of Authoritarian Resilience in Syria"

Gerd Nonneman (Georgetown University SFS-Qatar) 
"The GCC and the Arab Spring: Omnibalancing and Regime Quirks in Riyadh and Doha"

Discussant: Joost Hiltermann, (International Crisis Group)


Panel 7: Politics after Authoritarianism: Democratic Transitions or Authoritarian Adaptation?

Christopher Alexander (Davidson College)
“Tunisia: Reflections on Politics in the Early Second Republic”

Thomas Husken (Facheinhet Ethnologie, Universitat Bayreuth) 
“Political Culture and the Revolution in the Cyrenaica of Libya”

Heba Raouf (Cairo University)
“The Republic vs. the State : Reflections on the Egyptian Revolution”

Discussant: Daniel Brumberg (Georgetown University)

3:45- 4:00pm
Closing Remarks: Samer S. Shehata (Georgetown University)


Marina Krikorian

Public Affairs Coordinator

phone: 202-687-6215

email: ccasevents@georgetown.edu