Our keynote address by Juan Cole (University of Michigan), entitled “Being Young, Being Arab, in an Age of Revolutions: Arab Youth Politics since the 2011 Uprisings,” will take place at 5:15pm on 11 December 2017 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Link to further information.

Workshop participants and papers:

  • Dylan Baun (University of Alabama in Huntsville): “Who to Be, What to Wear: Rituals, Style and Practice in the Making of Lebanon’s Youth Clubs”
  • Elizabeth Bishop (Texas State University): “Galya, Ali, Gamal, and Nikolai Sergeyevich: Arab Youth Engaging Politics At the 1957 Youth Festival”
  • Amal Ghazal (Simon Fraser University): “Youth Education as Activism: Mzabi Students in Tunis and Colonial Anxieties”
  • Dyala Hamzah (Université de Montréal): “The Politics of Arab Scouting under the Mandates”
  • Wilson Jacob (Concordia University): “Youth in the ‘Wider’ Arab World: The Nahda and its Others”
  • Safaa Khalifa (Bibliotheca Alexandrina): “Social Mobilization in Egypt post-2011: An Innovative Perspective on Youth Civic Movements as a Decisive Trigger – Discourse Analysis and Retrospective Assessment”
  • Jakob Krais (Gerda Henkel Stiftung/Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin): “Christian Clubs, Muscular Muslims, and New Nationalism: Competing Youth Movements in Late Colonial Algeria”
  • Ayat Mneina (Co-Founder of the Libyan Youth Movement, @ShababLibya): “Exploring Motivations and Means of Youth Participation in the 2011 Libyan Uprising”
  • Heidi Morrison (University of Wisconsin, La Crosse): “Nationalist Discourse on Childhood in Early Twentieth Century Egypt”
  • Pelle Valentin Olsen (University of Chicago): “‘With a shout, with a song, We will cheer the boys along, Under banners of Green and Maroon!’: Producing and Mobilizing Boys at the Baghdad College”
  • Babak Rahimi (University of California, San Diego): “Youth, Identity and Power: Rethinking Iran’s Political Youth Movements”
  • Lucie Ryzova (University of Birmingham): “The Fatality of Revolutions: An Ethnography of Youth and Neoliberal Subjecthood in Post-Revolutionary Egypt”

The workshop will also feature Martin Buntin (University of Victoria) as a discussant, as well as organizers Peter Wien (University of Maryland, College Park) and Jennifer Dueck (University of Manitoba).