Fall Semester Lunchtime Talks

Upcoming Events

Challenges and Opportunities in the Middle East: A UAE Perspective

Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Middle East is a region in transition. It faces long-standing challenges such as regional instability and terrorism, and COVID-19 has further exposed its vulnerabilities. However, the Middle East is also fertile ground for opportunities.

Location: Zoom webinar

Humor and Social Mobilization in the Maghrib: The Case of Algeria

Tue, Nov 17, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

This presentation suggests that humor plays a critical role in the building of social non-movements. It will do so through an analysis of the role of humor in the Middle East and North Africa’s first mass uprising resulting in a move towards democracy: Algeria’s October 1988 Revolution.

Location: Zoom webinar