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Panel Discussion: “Global Uprising: The Protracted Present of Uprising”

October 20, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


What are the concepts and political semantics we need to make sense of the last ten years of uprising? Can we think of the uprisings in temporal terms, can we go further and historicize them? What does thinking of the uprisings within a single framework as ‘global’ add? And what does thinking from the Middle East allow for in this respect?  How might we think through what is left of the concept of revolution, and its various dilemmas/problematics (vs revolt, vs reform etc.)? What of other adjacent concepts: insurrection, riot, rebellion etc.? How have theory and praxis changed over the decade of uprising? Does the globality of uprisings and their underlying conditions point to a convergence in political experiences between the “liberal-democratic” and “post-colonial” worlds?


Join the Kevorkian Center with panelists Banu Bargu, (UC-Santa Cruz), Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne), Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths), and Discussant Lisa Duggan (NYU) to think through these questions and discuss together issues of the protracted present of uprising.

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Organized by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University. Co-sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.


New York University


October 20, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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