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Date Oct 18, 2012 - Oct 20, 2012
Time All Day
Location Levis Faculty Center - 3rd Floor
Cost Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Sponsor Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Hewlett International Conference Grant, International Programs and Studies; Center for Advanced Study; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Global Crossroads Living-Learning Community; Department of Anthropology; Department of History; Department of Media and Cinema Studies; Department of Political Science; Department of Religion; Department of Sociology; Program in Comparative & World Literature; Program in Jewish Culture and Society; Program in Women & Gender in Global Perspectives; School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics; Gender and Women's Studies; European Union Center
Contact Angela Williams
Phone 217-244-7331
Event type Symposium
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Originating Calendar CSAMES events

The Arab spring took the world by surprise: in a region long ruled by strongmen, a series of popular revolts toppled the rulers of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, and continue a sometimes bloody confrontation with the regimes in Yemen, Syria, and 'yet again' Egypt. Iran's 'Green Movement' expressed analogous yearnings for freedom and democracy. The conference will explore not only these movements but the entire context of the new Middle East, bringing together leading scholars in Middle Eastern studies to explore a broad range of topics, from religion, politics and social movements to popular culture.   For more information, visit: http://newmiddleeast.csames.illinois.edu/.