Panel 4 Tuesday 27 March, 11.30 – 13.30

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Panel 4a Explaining Violence in Iraq

Chair: Dr Toby Dodge, Reader in International Relations, LSE

Paper 1: Gender-based Violence and Future for Women’s Rights
Professor Nadje Al Ali, Professor of Gender Studies, SOAS

Paper 2: The Legitimacy Deficit in Post-2003 Iraq
Dr Fanar Haddad, Lecturer and Tutor in Politics of the Post-Colonial Middle East, Queen Mary, University of London

Paper 3: The Role of the Constitution and the Laws Issued after 2003 in Increasing and Maintaining Violence in Iraq
Professor Saad Jawad, Visiting Senior Fellow, Middle East Centre, LSE

Paper 4: Explaining Violence in Iraq after 2003
Professor Peter Sluglett, Visiting Research Professor, National University of Singapore

Paper 5: Violent Communication: Meaningful Action and Unintended Consequences in Iraq
Professor Charles Tripp, Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East, SOAS

Panel 4b Asia, Russia and the Arab Uprisings: Governmental and Popular Reactions to the Uprisings

Chair: Professor Tim Niblock, Emeritus Professor of Middle Eastern Politics at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

Paper 1: China’s Arabic Satellite Television Channel: Building a New Silk-Road Station, Emerging China-Middle East Tie
Dr Ho Wai-Yip, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Paper 2: Possible Changes in Russo-Iranian Relations after the Presidential Elections of 2012 in Russia
Dr Nikolay Kozhanov, Expert, Institute of the Middle East, Moscow

Paper 3: Japan and the Arab uprisings
Dr Yukiko Miyagi, Lecturer in East Asia and Middle East IR, University of Durham

Panel 4c Resistance through Music and Culture

Chair: Dr Laudan Nooshin, Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, City University London

Paper 1: Community of Catharsis: Musical Mediations on the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections
Dr Laudan Nooshin, Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, City University London

Paper 2: Rapping Revolution and Revolt: Hip Hop From The Edge of Lebanon
Dr Francesco Mazzucotelli, Teaching Assistant, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Paper 3: Identity Politics and Resistance: The Case of Mohammad Mounir
Natalie Abou Shakra, PhD candidate, Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies, SOAS

Paper 4: Construction of ‘Exemplarity’ and the Contemporary Myth of Resistance in the Kurdish Nationalist Discourse
Dr Cengiz Gunes, Associate Lecturer, The Open University

Panel 4d Rethinking Islamist Movements in the Middle East; Mediating Cultures; Resistance and Power

Chair: Dr Dina Matar, Senior Lecturer in Arab Media and Political Communication, SOAS

Paper 1: Power, Language and Culture: A Socio-historical Perspective of the Forging of Hassan Nasrallah’s Mediated Charisma  
Dr Dina Matar, Senior Lecturer in Arab Media and Political Communication, SOAS

Paper 2: The Poetry of Hizbullah
Dr Atef Alshaer, Post-doctoral Fellow in Political Communication, Centre for Film and Media Studies, SOAS

Paper 3: Ikhwan Online: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and its Communication Strategies under Mubarak
Paolo D’Urbano, PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, SOAS

Paper 4: Islamists and Media in the Egyptian Elections
Dr Said Shehata, BBC

Panel 4e Thinking about the Revolution: Social Movements, Structure, Space, Religion and the Military in the ‘January 25 Revolution’ (Critical Middle East Studies Research Network Panel)

Chair: Dr Andrea Teti, Lecturer in International Relations and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Violence Research Cluster, University of Aberdeen

Paper 1: Seeing the Egyptian ‘Revolution’ through Social Movement Glasses: Networks, Frames, Protest Cycles and Structural Changes
Dr Jeroen Gunning, Executive Director, Durham Global Security Institute, Durham University

Paper 2Egypt’s Uncertain Revolution: Negotiating Transition Under Military Rule
Dr Chérine Chams-Eldine, Lecturer in Political Science and Teaching Fellow, Cairo University  and  University of Exeter

Paper 3The People and the Army are one Hand! A Micro-sociology of Fraternisation in the Egyptian Revolution
Neil Ketchley, Visiting Research Fellow, American University in Cairo and PhD candidate, LSE

Paper 4: The Generational Gap and Counter Hegemonic Discourse
Dr Ahmed Tohamy, Durham University

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