UB Asfari Institute Inaugural Conference on Civic Participation and Citizenship: New spaces of civil society activism in the arab world. Foreign intervention and corrupt elites in arab countries obstacle to change, social justice and democracy.
Everyday Life and Arab Revolutions
Keynote: Asef Bayat, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Asef Bayat is Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies and teaches sociology and Middle East studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the co-editor of Being Young and Muslim (Oxford, 2010) and author of Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East (Stanford, 2013, second edition).