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Arab Spring

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Social Pluralism Religious Cleansing and Hybrid Warfare in Syria Since the ‘Arab Spring’ uprising of 2011, the United States and a network of European and regional Sunni allies have applied instruments of coercion against Syria that collectively take on the character of ‘hybrid warfare’. John Eibner 05 Apr 2017
2 Tunisia Rory McCarthy (Magdalen College, Oxford) and Fabio Merone (Ghent University) give a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Chaired by Michael Willis (St Antony's College). Rory McCarthy, Fabio Merone, Michael Willis 27 Mar 2017
3 Creative Commons Beyond Uprising: Inside Egypt's Unfinished Revolution Lecture given by Dr HA Hellyer on "Beyond Uprising: Inside Egypt's Unfinished Revolution" at Middle East Centre, St Antony's College on 25th January 2016. HA Hellyer 01 Feb 2016
4 Trade Unions and North Africa's Arab Spring What role did trade unions play in the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings of 2010/2011? Dina Bishara 11 Jun 2015
5 Speaking Truth to Power and Naming Names: Comedic Critique in the Aftermath of 14 January Nathanael Mannone (SOAS) gives the third talk in Panel 6: Re-ordering Society, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath. Nathanael Mannone 27 Oct 2014
6 Daughters of Bourguiba, Daughters of Khadija? Mythical Genealogy and the Future of the Secular and Islamic Feminisms in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia Lamia Ben Youssef (University of Alabama) gives the second talk in Panel 6: Re-ordering Society, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath. Lamia Ben Youssef 27 Oct 2014
7 Youth Activism in Tunisia: From Occupying Streets to Liberating Institutions Samar Samir Mezghanni (University of Cambridge) gives the first talk in Panel 6: Re-ordering Society, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Samar Samir Mezghanni 27 Oct 2014
8 Party Identification in Post-revolutionary Tunisia: Nida Tunis and Ennahda Compared Ferdinand Eibl and Dörthe Engelcke (University of Oxford) gives the second talk in Panel 5: Post-revolutionary Politics, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Ferdinand Eibl, Dörthe Engelcke 27 Oct 2014
9 Monitoring the New Politics: The Work of Al-Bawsala Amira Yahyaoui (Al Bawsala) gives the first talk in Panel 5: Post-revolutionary Politics, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Amira Yahoui 27 Oct 2014
10 Reframing Gender Narratives through Transitional Justice in the Maghreb Doris Gray (Al Akhawayn University) gives the third talk in Panel 4: Managing the Transition, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Doris Gray 27 Oct 2014
11 The Tunisian Media in Transition Nabil Cherni (University of Manouba) gives the first second in Panel 4: Managing the Transition, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Nabil Cherni 27 Oct 2014
12 Civil Society in the Tunisian Revolutionary Process Mouldi Guessoumi (University of Tunis) gives the first talk in Panel 4: Managing the Transition, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Mouldi Guessoumi 27 Oct 2014
13 There’s a Riot Going On: From Haiti to Tunisia Ronald Judy (University of Pittsburgh) gives the second talk in Panel 3: Locating the Tunisian Revolution and Its International Dimension, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Ronald Judy 27 Oct 2014
14 Tunisia and Egypt: Commonalities and Differences Gilbery Achcar (SOAS) gives the first talk in Panel 3: Locating the Tunisian Revolution and Its International Dimension, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Gilbert Achcar 27 Oct 2014
15 The Revolution in Sousse and the Rebuilding of Ennahda Rory McCarthy (University of Oxford) gives the third talk in Panel 2: The Actors of the Revolution, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Rory McCarthy 27 Oct 2014
16 The Labour Movement and the Culture of Protest: A Long View of Close Ties Mohamed-Salah Omri (University of Oxford) gives the first talk in Panel 2: The Actors of the Revolution, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Mohamed-Salah Omri 27 Oct 2014
17 Origins of the Tunisian Revolution: Social Explosion and Political Frustration Abdelwahed Mokni (University of Sfax) gives the first talk in Panel 2: The Actors of the Revolution, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Abdelwahed Mokni 27 Oct 2014
18 From the Ills of Poverty to the Will to Dignity: Some Causes of the Tunisian Uprising Michael Ayari (International Crisis Group) gives the third talk in Part 1: Origins of the Revolution, part of The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Michael Ayari 27 Oct 2014
19 Opening of the conference Dr Michael Willis, Director of the Middle East Centre, and Mohamed Salah-Omri, Associate Professor at St John’s College introduce The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath Mohamed Salah-Omri, Michael Willis 27 Oct 2014
20 Migration and revolution (The Arab Uprisings – Part 3) Part 3 of 3 of a series of podcasts from the special workshop 'The Arab Uprisings: Displacement and Migration', held at the Oxford Department of International Development on 16 May 2014 Nando Sigona, Nicholas Van Hear, Philip Marfleet, Marta Bellingreri 14 Aug 2014
21 Creative Commons Migration, transnationalism and social change (The Arab Uprisings – Part 2) Part 2 of 3 of a series of podcasts from the special workshop 'The Arab Uprisings: Displacement and Migration', held at the Oxford Department of International Development on 16 May 2014 Oliver Bakewell, Helene Thiollet, Nadia Bouras, Giulia Breda 14 Aug 2014
22 The Syrian Crisis (The Arab Uprisings – Part 1) Part 1 of 3 of a series of podcasts from the special workshop 'The Arab Uprisings: Displacement and Migration', held at the Oxford Department of International Development on 16 May 2014 Dawn Chatty, Madeline V Garlick, Meltem Ineli Ciger 14 Aug 2014
23 Creative Commons FMR 45 Aspects of crisis migration in Algeria Movements of migrants are only partially covered by international instruments and while the Algerian authorities certainly have opportunities to protect this stream of people, no agreements (bilateral or multilateral) are in force to do so. Mohamed Saïb Musette 07 Apr 2014
24 Creative Commons FMR 39 Migration and revolution The Arab Spring has not radically transformed migration patterns in the Mediterranean, and the label 'migration crisis' does not do justice to the composite and stratified reality. Hein de Haas, Nando Sigona 08 May 2013
25 Creative Commons FMR 39 Positive lessons from the Arab Spring Positive lessons from the Arab Spring. António Guterres 08 May 2013
26 Creative Commons FMR 38 Nearly a refugee: thoughts from Cairo Turbulence in North Africa and the Middle East has forced many to flee their homes and countries. One woman in Cairo, on the brink of flight, considers her options. Shaden Khallaf 08 May 2013
27 Revolution and Jihad in North Africa and the Sahel Professor Jean-Pierre Filiu uses his diplomatic experience and research to discuss Revolution and Jihad in North Africa and the Sahel. Jean-Pierre Filiu 02 May 2013
28 Creative Commons The 'Arab Spring' and Future Humanitarian Challenges 25 April 2013, Special lecture co-hosted by ELAC, the new Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and the Oxford Humanitarian Group by Yves Daccord (Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC). Yves Daccord 30 Apr 2013
29 Creative Commons The Impact of European Court of Human Rights' Decisions and Turkish Code Reforms Pertaining to the Headscarf on Islamist Women in Turkey: Enabling Emancipation or Legitimizing Discrimination? Sarah Ficher, (American University), gives a talk for the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region held on Tuesday 12 June, 2012 in St Antony's College. Sarah Ficher 20 Jul 2012
30 Creative Commons Before the 'Days of Rage': Registers of Bahraini Women's Activism Part of the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region conference: Politicizing Women and Women's Issues by Nova Robinson (Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey). Nova Robinson 13 Jun 2012
31 Creative Commons Changing state-society relations in Morocco through family law reform: 'the state enters the home of the citizen'. Part of the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region conference: Legal Reforms in Theory and Practice by Dörthe Engelcke (University of Oxford):. Dörthe Engelcke 13 Jun 2012
32 Creative Commons Custody regulations in the United Arab Emirates: Legal reforms and social realities. Part of the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region conference: Legal Reforms in Theory and Practice by Lena-Maria Möller (Max-Planck-Institute Hamburg). Lena-Maria Möller 13 Jun 2012
33 Creative Commons Comparing family law reform in the MENA: Reflections on regional patterns following economic globalization. Part of the Legal Reform and Political Change Affecting Women in the MENA Region confernce: Legal Reforms in Theory and Practice by Rania Maktabi (Ostfold University College). Rania Maktabi 13 Jun 2012
34 Constitutional Borrowing and other Hazards: The Islamic Republic and Transformations in Islamic Law Professor Miriam Kunkler explores how, in Iranian constitutional and in penal law, pragmatic considerations have begun to trump ideological commitments to Shii jurisprudence since the 1979 constitution,. Miriam Kunkler 25 May 2012
35 Creative Commons Intervention in Libya: A Humanitarian Success? Professor Alan Kuperman (Texas) gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series on 24th April 2012. Alan Kuperman 30 Apr 2012
36 Abbe Sieyes, Guttenberg, and Habermas: Constitutional Revolutions in Egypt and the Arab World This discussion assesses why the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt took constitutional form, given the previous constitutional histories and discussions. And second, can the revolutionary impulse to constitutionalize political authority succeed? Nathan Brown, Denis Galligan, Mila Vorsteeg 26 Mar 2012
37 Will Constitutional Theocracy bloom after the Arab Spring? A critical analysis of Ran Hirschl's theory of 'constitutional theocracy' from the perspective of the Arab Spring. Clark Lombardi, William B Quandt 26 Mar 2012
38 The Middle East Revolution: take 2, Constitutionalism Professors Chibli Mallat and Tom Ginsburg assess the constitutional moment in the wake of democratic revolution. Chibli Mallat, Tom Ginsburg 26 Mar 2012
39 Facebook Resistance? Understanding the Role of the Internet in the Arab Revolutions Revolutions are currently sweeping the Arab world, from Tunisia to Egypt and Libya to Bahrain. The Internet has been reported as a key factor, but we in fact know little of its role in these revolutions. Miriyam Aouragh, Noha Atef, Khaled Hroub, George Weyman 12 Mar 2012
40 Creative Commons Behind the Arab Awakening: Dynamics of Civil Resistance Far more important than poverty or deprivation is prolonged sharing of knowledge and skills from other movements, translated publications, and distillation of researchers' insights. Mary Elizabeth King 07 Mar 2012
41 Creative Commons Revolution in Libya - what happened and how the media reported it Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 international editor and author of 'Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution' gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series. Lindsey Hilsum 22 Feb 2012
42 Global Humanities Showcase Shearer West, Rana Mitter, Helen Wanatabe-O'Kelly and Eugene Rogan give presentations showcasing the research being done in the Oxford Humanities Division. Shearer West, Rana Mitter, Helen Wanatabe-O'Kelly, Eugene Rogan 05 Oct 2011
43 Creative Commons Reporting the Arab Spring Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 International Editor, gives a talk on the Arab Spring revolutions and insurrections in Syria, Egypt and Tunisia. Lindsey Hilsum 22 Jul 2011
44 Al-Jazeera in North Africa and the MIddle East: the biggest media story ever? Richard Gizbert, Host and Producer, The Listening Post, Al-Jazeera English, gives a talk for the Reuter Institute seminar series on 4th May 2011. Richard Gizbert 07 Jun 2011