Political Parties in the Middle East: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
|Dates:||28 January 2016 - 29 January 2016|
|Times:||11:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Professor Joseph Sassoon|
This international conference, kindly made possible by sponsorship from the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW), aims to make sense of past, present and future perspectives on political party organisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It will seek to understand whether political parties in MENA should still be considered an integral part of the creation of resilient democratic states or the enactment of radical social transformation, as well as chart the evolution of the single party system and the challenges it has faced over the past decade. It will aim to bring together a wide range of scholars studying topics ranging from the social bases of marginalized political organizations to mainstream parties which have held power for decades across the region. It is the conference’s intention to contribute to extant international scholarship on political parties in the fields of history, political science, international relations, sociology and anthropology and the literature concerned with political parties in the post-colonial world.
The conference takes place over two days - Thursday, 28 (11.15am - 6pm) and Friday, 29 (9am - 5.15pm) January 2016. It will comprise of six largely area-based panels lasting around 70-75 minutes, involving the delivery of around three 20-25 minute papers, with an expert Chair starting a Q&A of around 30-35 minutes per panel. There will also be a 1-hour keynote lecture delivered on 29 January. Lunch and refreshments for both participants and audience members will be provided. For more details please see the subsequent pages with information on the convenors, the conference schedule, the panels and speakers 4-5 and finally the keynote lecture.
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to access a full conference programme, including list of speakers and panels, in PDF format.
Should you be interested in attending, please register for a FREE ticket at our eventbrite page at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/political-parties-in-the-middle-east-tickets-20672472923
Professor Joseph Sassoon
Organisation: Georgetown University
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