Book Launch and Discussion

Resistance, Social Movements, Democracy: Myth of Middle East Exceptionalism

Book launch and scholarly discussion of middle eastern social movements of the past, present and future; this event features:

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

Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the politics of citizenship and human Rights in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.

Michael Frishkopf, Professor of music at the University of Alberta and Director of the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology.

Mojtaba Mahdavi, Professor of Political Science and the ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta.

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 — 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Telus Centre, Room 150

Following Professor Asef Bayat Keynote address, there will be a conversation with three University of Alberta experts; Professors Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Michael Frishkopf, and Mojtaba Mahdavi, sharing insights from their contributions to the upcoming book, The Myth of Middle East Exceptionalism: Unfinished Social Movements edited by Mojtaba Mahdavi and published by Syracuse University Press (2023).

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