SOAS University of London

SOAS experts examine results and prospects of the Arab Spring

22 October 2013
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Following the publication of Professor Gilbert Achcar’s book ‘The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising’ (Saqi Books and University of California Press, 2013), the London Middle East Institute at SOAS, University of London hosts a discussion on the latest developments in the Arab Spring.

'The Arab Uprising: Results and Prospects' will take place on Thursday 24 October at 6.30pm in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre and will be chaired by Dr Hassan Hakimian, Reader in Economics and Director of the LMEI.

The panel consists of Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations; Nadje al-Ali, Professor of Gender Studies; Dr Adam Hanieh, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies and Professor Salwa Ismail, Head of Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS.

The euphoria that welcomed the Arab uprising in its initial stage turned into gloom in recent months. Away from such impressionistic judgements,the panellists will assess and discuss the latest developments in the Arab-speaking region, with reference to Professor Achcar’s book.

Professor Achcar said: “We are only in the early stages of the long term regional revolutionary process that started in Tunisia in December 2010. Many more upheavals are still to come, belying those who keep announcing the end of the uprising.”

The event is free to attend and no booking is required.

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To order 'The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising’ visit the Saqi Books website.