All panels will take place in the Nissan Lecture Theatre at St Antony’s College.
Friday May 16
2pm Opening of the conference, address of welcome by Dr Michael Willis, Director of the Middle East Centre, and Mohamed Salah-Omri, Associate Professor at St John’s College
2.15pm Panel 1: Origins of the Revolution - Laryssa Chomiak (Centre d’études maghrébines à Tunis): Architecture of Dissent in Ben Ali’s Tunisia: 2001-2011 - Adeel Malik and Ferdinand Eibl (University of Oxford): Rents, Politics and Development: Evidence from Ben Ali’s Tunisia - Michael Ayari (International Crisis Group): From the Ills of Poverty to the Will to Dignity: Some Causes of the Tunisian Uprising
4pm Coffee break (Buttery)
4.30-6pm Panel 2: The Actors of the Revolution - Abdelwahed Mokni (University of Sfax): Origins of the Tunisian Revolution: Social Explosion and Political Frustration - Mohamed-Salah Omri (University of Oxford): The Labour Movement and the Culture of Protest: A Long View of Close Ties - Rory McCarthy (University of Oxford): The Revolution in Sousse and the Rebuilding of Ennahda
7pm High Table Dinner at St Antony’s for Speakers
Saturday May 17
9am Panel 3: Locating the Tunisian Revolution and Its International Dimension - George Joffé (University of Cambridge): The Tunisian Revolution and the Arab World - Gilbert Achcar (SOAS): Tunisia and Egypt: Commonalities and Differences - Michael Willis (University of Oxford): Why the Revolution Didn't Head West: Algeria and Morocco and the Tunisian Revolution - Ronald Judy (University of Pittsburgh): There’s a Riot Going On: From Haiti to Tunisia
11am Coffee break (Buttery)
11.30am Panel 4: Managing the Transition - Mouldi Guessoumi (University of Tunis): Civil Society in the Tunisian Revolutionary Process - Nabil Cherni (University of Manouba): The Tunisian Media in Transition - Doris Gray (Al Akhawayn University): Reframing Gender Narratives through Transitional Justice in the Maghreb
1pm Lunch for Speakers (Buttery)
2.15pm Panel 5: Post-revolutionary Politics - Amira Yahyaoui (Al Bawsala): Monitoring the New Politics: The Work of Al-Bawsala - Ferdinand Eibl and Dörthe Engelcke (University of Oxford): Party Identification in Post- revolutionary Tunisia: Nida Tunis and Ennahda Compared - Monica Marks (University of Oxford): Youth and the Politics of Salafi Jihadism in Tunisia
3.45pm Coffee break (Buttery)
4pm Panel 6: Re-ordering Society - Samar Samir Mezghanni (University of Cambridge): Youth Activism in Tunisia: From Occupying Streets to Liberating Institutions - Lamia Ben Youssef (University of Alabama): Daughters of Bourguiba, Daughters of Khadija? Mythical Genealogy and the Future of the Secular and Islamic Feminisms in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia - Nathanael Mannone (SOAS): Speaking Truth to Power and Naming Names: Comedic Critique in the Aftermath of 14 January
5.30-6pm Round-up panel discussion, questions
The speakers have published widely on the Tunisian Revolution and its impact on the region. To see some of their most recent publications, click here.
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