Institute for Social Science Research on Algeria

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Seminar : Where have the thawrat gone ? Understanding historical transformations in revolutionary movements

February 11 @ 18h30 - 20h30


Time: Friday, onday, February 11th, 2022. 6:30 PM to 8:30PM, Algiers time.

This seminar will focus on bifurcations in Arab social movements and aim to provide an analytical reading of their constitution, dynamics, and impact across different times and spaces. How can we explain the different path taken by the recent mass mobilizations, also known as “Hirak or thawra” that occurred in the Arab world since 2019? Are there lessons that can carry from one country to the other on how revolutionary movements evolve and transform over time?

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Karima Direche, Algeria (TELEMMe, CNRS)
Ali Taher Al-Hammoud, Iraq (Al-Bayan Center for Studies)
Atta Elbatahani, Sudan (University of Khartoum)
Sari Hanafi, Lebanon (American University of Beirut)

Discussant: Mohamed Bamyeh (Université de Pittsburgh)

Chair: Amel Boubekeur – Ishac Diwan

About the “Rethinking Arab Social Movements” seminars series

The series showcases results from an ongoing research project on the drivers, character, and aspirations of the ongoing social movements in Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Sudan. The goals are to engage with the global research community and to cross-fertilizing ideas among the various countries research teams. The workshops are held in Arabic, English and French with simultaneous translation to maximize interactions.

The “Rethinking Arab Social Movements” series is organized by the Institute for Social Sciences Research on Algeria (ISSRA)  in partnership with the Economic Research Forum (Cairo), the Bayan Centre (University of Baghdad), and the Development Studies and Research Institute (University of Khartoum).


February 11
18h30 - 20h30