Panel 8 Wednesday 28 March, 14.30 – 16.30

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Panel 8a Political Economy after the Arab Revolution: New Perspectives

Chair: Dr Amnon  Aran, Senior Lecturer, City University London

Paper 1: Short Term Answers to Long Term Problems: The Arab Revolution and Socio-Economic Planning in the GCC
Professor Rory Miller, Director of Middle East & Mediterranean Studies, King’s College London

Paper 2:  Political Economy of Egypt in Post-2011 Revolution
Dr Ashraf Mishrif, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, Middle East & Mediterranean Studies, King’s College London

Paper 3: What Tunisia’s Revolution Tells us about Perceptions of Corruption
Hannes Baumann, PhD candidate, King’s College London

Panel 8b Between Palestine and the Umma: Transnational Jihad Ideologues of Palestinian Origin

Chair: Professor Brynjar Lia, Research Professor, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

Paper 1: Early Palestinian Ideologues of Global Jihadism: The Life and Heritage of Sheikh Izz al-Din Al-Qassam
Dr Reuven Paz, Director, Project for Research of Islamic Movements (PRISM) at the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya

Paper 2: Palestine in the Life and Ideology of Abdallah Azzam
Dr Thomas Hegghammer, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Terrorism Research, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

Paper 3: Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi and Palestine
Dr Joas Wagemakers, Lecturer, Radboud University

Paper 4: Abu Qatada and Palestine
Petter Nesser, Research Fellow, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

Panel 8c Shi’ism: Clerical Authority, Identity and Diaspora

Chair: Dr Stuart Horsman, Research Analyst – Iran, Middle East and North Africa Research Group, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Paper 1: Shiite Marja’iyat: The Association of Shiite Quietism and Activism
Mohammadreza Kalantari, Research Fellow, Royal Holloway University of London

Paper 2: Ayatollah Montazeri and the Institutions of the Islamic Republic of Iran: A Contrasting Legacy
Dr Constance Arminjon, PhD graduate, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Paper 3: The Relationship Between Iranian Twelver Shi’ite Identity and Ritual: From the Seventh Century to Today
Alexander Kolbitsch, PhD candidate, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Paper 4: Emancipation and Empowerment, Iraqi Shi’i Communities in Transition
Dr Kieran Flynn, Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin

Panel 8d The Arab Uprisings: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Chair: Dr John Chalcraft, LSE

Paper 1: Mapping the Arab Uprisings: Places, Spatial Dynamics and Scales
Dr Delphine Pagès-El Karoui, Assistant Professor in Geography, Department of Arabic Studies, French Institute of Eastern Languages and Civilisations (INALCO)

Paper 2: ‘Subject’ to ‘Citizen’ – The Chances of Democratization in the Arab world
Dr Erzsébet N. Rózsa, Executive Director, Hungarian Institute of International Affairs

Paper 3: Unruly Politics Perspectives on the Arab Revolt
Dr Mariz Tadros, Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

Paper 4: Home-grown Reform – An analysis of Jordanian Policies for Good Governance
Martin Säfström, Director of Studies, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Department of Oriental Languages, Stockholm University

Panel 8e Revolutionary Cities, Revolutionary Youth: The Arab Spring Society

Chair: Dr Stacey Gutkowski, Lecturer in Conflict/Post-conflict Studies, King’s College London

Paper 1: Romancing Tahrir Square: Revolutionary Space under the American Gaze
Dr Stacey Gutkowski, Lecturer in Conflict / Post-conflict Studies, King’s College London

Paper 2: Painting the Revolution: The Impact of Street Art on the Egyptian Revolt
Daniele Bolazzi, PhD candidate, King’s College London

Paper 3: Out of Class, In the Street: Moroccan Youth before and during the Arab Spring
Dr Charis Boutieri, Lecturer in the Anthropology of Religion, King’s College London

Paper 4: Schooling, Citizenship and Youth Discourses of Protest
Hania Sobhi, PhD candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOAS

Paper 5: Vernaculars of Resistance: A Historical Assessment of Arab Youth Generated Media
Dr Joe Khalil, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Qatar

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