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Arab Spring, Shoots, and Leaves: What made the uprisings, and where might they go?

Date: 28 November 2011 Time: 4.00pm-6.00 pm

Venue: FASS Building, Meeting Room 3

The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion is hosting a seminar on:

>Arab Spring, Shoots, and Leaves:

what made the uprisings, and where might they go?

With Nicholas Coombs, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Visiting Research Fellow, PPR, Lancaster University

Monday 28 November 4-6pm

FASS Building, Meeting Room 3

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This seminar is free and open to all.

In his wide ranging talk Nicholas Coombs will be exploring a range of questions surrounding the 'Arab Spring' including:>

What were the similarities and differences in the Arab Spring(s)? >

What was the role of mass communication and where was the 'state'>

Where does this leave the al-qa'ida 'narrative'?>

Is democracy incompatible with Islam? >

Western, and regional, diplomatic reactions.Where does it leave the old relationships, current expectations, and credibility?>

Syria and the struggle for the meaning of the word revolution (al-thawra)>

The importance of docility andthe fear of something worse>

Nic Coombswent to Cambridge in 1981 to read English. He joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1984. He then went to SOAS, in London, to study Arabic and then further language study in Cairo. Thereafter his working life has been principally working in, on or connected with the Middle East and Islam. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. >>

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Who can attend: Anyone

 

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Organising departments and research centres: Politics, Philosophy and Religion PPR

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