Fawwaz Traboulsi (Lebanese American University, Beirut)
„The People Want the Downfall of the Regime“: The Arab Spring of 2011
Mittwoch, 8. Juni 2011, 19 Uhr
Klubsaal der Österreichischen Orient-Gesellschaft Hammer-Purgstall (ÖOG)
1010 Wien, Dominikanerbastei 6/6
Cengiz Günay (Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik)
The Arab Spring has been the name given for a series of popular revolts covering the major countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Irrupting in the first weeks of 2011, these movements developed unevenly, encountered varying reactions from the local, regional and international actors, including bloody repression, and achieved different degrees of success. In this talk, Dr. Fawwaz Traboulsi will shed light on the common factors and forces that made these events and explain their simultaneity, analyze their discourse and comment on their impact on the future of the Arab region in the light of the Euro-American political and military reactions.
Fawwaz Traboulsi is associate professor of Political Science and History at the Lebanese American University, and the American University of Beirut. Dr. Traboulsi has been a visiting professor at New York University, the University of Michigan, Columbia University and Cairo University and a fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin. His books, papers and articles have dealt with history, politics, national liberation and social movements, political philosophy, folklore and art in the Arab World. Dr. Traboulsi’s latest translations include Edward Said’s Out of Place and Humanism and Democratic Critique. His latest publication is A History of Modern Lebanon (2007). Fawwaz Traboulsi, a long time journalist, is a columnist for as-Safir daily (Lebanon). He is presently a visiting professor teaching history at Vienna University.
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Eine Veranstaltung des Instituts für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, des Instituts für Zeitgeschichte, des Afro-Asiatischen Instituts Wien (AAI-Wien), des Österreichischen Instituts für Internationale Politik (OIIP) und der Österreichischen Orient-Gesellschaft Hammer-Purgstall (ÖOG).