Friday, October 7, 2011

Washington College Hosts Paris Conference On the “Arab Spring” Uprisings

CHESTERTOWN, MD—The Program in Islamic, Turkish and Near Eastern Studies, part of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture at Washington College, is hosting an international conference on the Arab Spring in Paris, October 13-15. Experts from eight international universities will gather at a conference center near the French capital to discuss such issues as the roles played by women and social media in the uprisings, and the cooperative actions of Muslims and non-Muslims.
Participants from Washington College include conference organizers Tahir Shad, associate professor of political science and international studies, and Joseph Prud’homme, assistant professor of political science, and students Zulekha Abu, Thomas Eli Banghart, Cortnee Doll, Julia Jaquette and Megan Precourt.
Scholars from the following universities will present papers and discuss the causes and effects of the “Arab Spring” popular uprisings throughout the Middle East: University of Delaware, Bogazi University (Turkey), University of Southampton (UK), American University of Cairo (Egypt), Al Akhawayn University (Morocco), De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (Philippines), Oxford University (UK), St. John’s University (New York and Rome), and Loyola University (Chicago).
The papers and discussions from the International Conference on the Arab Spring will be published by Peter Lang Publishers as a title in the book series Washington College Studies in Religion, Politics and Culture. For more information:

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