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Revival of Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa: Conference Schedule

Guide supporting the conference event of the same name - February 6, 2020

Program Schedule

Introductory Remarks: 9:00-9:15 am

Hadi Salehi Esfahani, CSAMES Director

Teresa Barnes, CAS Director


Panel 1: Uprisings in Algeria 9:15 am-10:45 am

Chair: Teresa Barnes, CAS Director

Hamza Hamouchene, Algerian Campaigner, Writer, and Scholar, The Transnational Institute (TNI)

Zine Barka, Professor of Economics, University of Tlemcen, Algeria


Coffee Break: 10:45 am-11:00 am


Panel 2: Uprisings in Iraq and Lebanon

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Chair: Ken Cuno, Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bassam Yousif, Professor Economics, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

Mona Khneisser, PhD Student, Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Lunch Break: 12:30 pm-1:45 pm


Panel 3: Uprisings in Sudan 1:45 pm-3:15 pm

Chair: Maimouna Barro, CAS Associate Director

Nada Mustafa Ali, Lecturer of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts; Director, Human Rights Minor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Khalid Mustafa Medani, Professor of Political Science Department and the Islamic Studies Institute and Chair, African Studies Program, McGill University


Coffee Break: 3:15 pm-3:30 pm


Panel 4: Uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, and Iran 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Chair: Laila Hussein Moustafa, Middle East & North African Studies Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Asef Bayat, Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies at the Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hadi Salehi Esfahani, CSAMES Director and Professor of Economics and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Concluding Discussion: 5:00 pm-5:45 pm