This conference will provide an analysis of causes, forms of political organization and mobilization, and challenges to authoritarian state structures across the Arab world.
Opening Keynote: Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
Gilbert Achcar, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University
Asef Bayat, University of Illinois
Mona El-Ghobashy, Barnard College
Jason Brownlee, University of Texas at Austin
Gershon Shafir, University of California San Diego
Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago
Concluding Keynote: Khaled Hroub, Cambridge University
Cosponsors; Center for Palestine Studies, the Trans-Arab Research Institute, Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies.