Social Protests, Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Middle East: A Framework for Understanding with Nader Hashemi

WhenOctober 26, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Contact InformationCenter for Middle Eastern Studies
DescriptionThe Middle East seems to be perpetually in turmoil. This region is broadly identified in the American imagination with dictators, wars, the oppression of women, extremist movements and failed states. Are these problems the result internal cultural/religious factors or are the problems of Middle East attributable to external factors connected to foreign intervention and exploitation? How can educators begin to address this topic dispassionately, objectively and honestly. What is the best pedagogical approach to adopt when teaching this emotionally charged and controversial subject? This lecture will answer these questions.

Nader Hashemi is the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies. He is also the co-director of the Religion and International Affairs certificate program (with Andrea Stanton) and the co-director of the Political Theory Initiative (with Micheline His intellectual and research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and political theory, in particular debates on religion and democracy, secularism and its discontents, Middle East and Islamic politics, democratic and human rights struggles in non-Western societies and Islam-West relations.

This webinar is part of a series on "Democracy in Recession" co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) Chicago Center on Democracy, and the Neighborhood Schools Program. These series are made possible through the generous support from Title VI National Resource Center grants from the United States Department of Education.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, K-12 Programs, Lectures, International
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