Arab Spring in a Global Context Program Schedule

University of Iowa Provost’s Global Forum:  April 28, 2015 – May 1, 2015

All events listed are free and open to the public

Date & Time

Arab Spring in a Global Context

Location

Now – May 15, 2015

University Libraries Exhibit - Unfinished Business: The Arts of the New Arab Revolutions

Old Capitol Museum, 2nd floor gallery

TUES, APRIL 28, 2015

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

WorldCanvass Televised Show

FilmScene, 118 East College Street, Iowa City

WED, APRIL 29, 2015

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Gallery Talk: "Unfinished Business: The Arts of the New Arab Revolutions," presented by Rachel Winter

University of Iowa Senate Chamber
Old Capitol Museum

6:30 pm

JOEL BARKAN MEMORIAL LECTURE

Presentation by Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

University of Iowa Senate Chamber,
2nd floor of Old Capitol Museum

THURS, APRIL 30, 2015

7:30 am

Check-in

UCC 2520D

8:15 am

Welcome and opening remarks by
Downing Thomas (Associate Provost and Dean of  International Programs)

UCC 2520D

8:30 am

Keynote Presenter:  As’ad AbuKhalil

(Professor of Political Science at California State University)   AbuKhalil is the author of Historical Dictionary of Lebanon (1998), Bin Laden, Islam & America's New "War on Terrorism" (2002), and The Battle for Saudi Arabia (2004). He maintains a blog, The Angry Arab News Service

UCC 2520D

9:00 am

Globalization, Technology, and Political Mobilization - Multiple Presentations

UCC 2520D

10:30 am

Coffee Break

 

10:45 am

The New Arab Revolutions in Historical Perspective – Multiple Presentations

UCC 2520D

12:15 pm

Lunch break on your own

 

1:15 pm

Keynote Presenter:  Sahar Khamis

(Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Maryland).  She is an expert on Arab and Muslim media, and the former Head of the Mass Communication and Information Science Department in Qatar University. Dr. Khamis holds a Ph.D. in Mass Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Manchester in England.. She is the co-author of the books: "Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace" and "Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism"

 UCC 2520D

1:45 pm

The Egyptian Revolution and Social Change – Multiple Presentations

UCC 2520D

3:15 pm

Coffee Break

UCC 2520D

3:30 pm

Spring in the Maghrib – Multiple Presentations

 

5:00 pm

Roundtable:  undergraduate discussion of
 Juan Cole’s, The New Arabs

UCC 2520D

6:00 pm

Adjourn

 

FRI, MAY 1, 2015

7:30 am

Check in

Hotel Vetro 2nd Floor Ballroom

8:15 am

Welcome and opening remarks by
Barry Butler (University of Iowa Executive Vice President and Provost)

Hotel Vetro 2nd Floor Ballroom

8:30 am

Keynote Presenter:  Mohammed el-Nawawy
(Professor of International Communication and Middle Eastern Studies at Queens University of Charlotte).  Author and expertise in the areas of new media, particularly satellite channels and the Internet, and their impact on the global public sphere in general and the Arab public sphere in particular.  President of the Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators.

Hotel Vetro 2nd Floor Ballroom

9:00 am

Creating the Archive: Cultural Memory and the Arts of Revolution – Multiple Presentations

Hotel Vetro 2nd Floor Ballroom

10:30 am

Coffee Break

 

10:45 am

Spring in the Gulf – Multiple Presentations

Hotel Vetro 2nd Floor Ballroom

12:15 pm

Lunch break on your own

 

1:15 pm

Keynote Presenter:  Juan Cole
(Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan).  American academic and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia.  Since 2002, he has written a weblog, Informed Comment (juancole.com) which is also syndicated on Truthdig.com.

Hotel Vetro 2nd Floor Ballroom

1:45 pm

The Arab Spring in International Perspective – Multiple Presentations

Hotel Vetro 2nd Floor Ballroom

3:00 pm

Roundtable (Juan Cole, Sahar Khamis, Mohammed el-Nawawy, As’ad AbuKhalil)

Hotel Vetro 2nd Floor Ballroom

4:50 pm

Final Remarks

Hotel Vetro 2nd Floor Ballroom

5:10 pm

Adjourn

 

8:00 pm

Turkana Music Performance

The Mill Restaurant, 120 East Burlington Street, Iowa City