Panel 6 Wednesday 28 March, 09.00 – 11.00

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Panel 6a Iraq, its Regions and the International

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

Paper 1: Sold Out? American Foreign Policy, Iraq and the Kurdish Revolt, 1972-75
Bryan Gibson, PhD candidate, LSE

Paper 2:  Iraq’s International Relations after Regime Change
Emma Sky, Visiting Professor, War Studies Department, Kings College London

Paper 3: The Link between Oil, War on Terror and Domestic Sovereignty: Explaining the Post-2003 Kurdish Decision-Making in Iraq
Yaniv Voller, PhD candidate, LSE

Panel 6b Arab Spring in the Maghreb: Hidden Stories and Alternative Voices

Chair: John King, Deputy Secretary, Society for Algerian Studies

Paper 1: Silenced Revolts, Enduring Revolution: Western Sahara
Dr Alice Wilson, Junior Research Fellow, Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Paper 2: Revolution’s Refugees: Displaced Libyans in Tunisia and the Formation of Transnational Amazigh (Berber) Community
Dr Katherine E. Hoffman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University

Paper 3: Mohammed Hassan Wazzani and Malek Bennabi: On the fringes of Maghrebi nationalism
Olivia Luce, DPhil Candidate at the History Faculty, University of Oxford

Paper 4: Hidden Histories of Resistance in Morocco and Libya
James Roslington, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

Panel 6c The Role of Political Islam during and after the Arab Spring

Chair: Dr Katerina Dalacoura, Senior Lecturer, Department of International Relations, LSE

Paper 1: The ‘AKP model and Tunisia’s al-Nahda: From Convergence to Competition
Stefano Torelli, PhD candidate, University of Rome la Sapienza – Italian Centre for the Study of Political Islam

Paper 2: Arab Uprisings, Constitutional Law and Islam: Perspectives for an Accountable Government in Libya
Pietro Longo, PhD candidate, University of Naples ‘L’Orientale – Italian Centre for the Study of Political Islam

Paper 3: Al-Qaeda, the Arab Spring and the Decline of the Pan-Islamic Ideal
Ludovico Carlino, PhD candidate, University of Reading – Italian Center for the Study of Political Islam

Panel 6d The Crisis of Legitimacy: Transformations in Governance and Civil Society in the Contemporary Islamic Republic of Iran

Chair: Peyman Jafari, PhD candidate, International Institute of Social History and Leiden University

Paper 1: Iran’s Competing Discourses of Regime Legitimacy
Dr Maaike Warnaar, Associate Lecturer in International Relations, University of Amsterdam

Paper 2: From Ballots to Bullets – The Iranian Women’s Rights Movement after the Presidential Elections of 2009
Paola Maria Raunio, PhD candidate, University of St Andrews and Visiting Scholar, University of Turku

Paper 3: ‘Democracy’ as a Means of Legitimacy in Contemporary Iran
Dr Shabnam J. Holliday, Lecturer in International Relations, Plymouth University

Paper 4: Iranians in Turkey, Transnational Political Activism and the Legitimacy Crisis of the Regime
Dr Paola Rivetti, Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University

Paper 5: Salient Sanctions and Regime Resilienc: The Case of Iran
Ali Fathollah-Nejad, PhD candidate, SOAS & Münster and Assistant Lecturer, University of Duisburg–Essen

Panel 6e The Everyday Construction of Authoritarianism in the Middle East

Chair: Dr Jordi Tejel, Research Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Paper 1: Dangerous Liaisons under Qassem’s Rule: The Alliance Between the State and the Leftist Student Body in Iraq, 1958-1963
Dr Jordi Tejel, Research Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Paper 2: ‘Army-Youth Together’: Marxism, Nationalism and Authoritarianism in Turkey, 1960-1971
Murat Yilmaz, Research Assistant and PhD candidate, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Paper 3The Egyptian Left, the Question of Authoritarianism, and the Nasser to Sadat Transition
Hassan Thuillard, PhD candidate and Research Assistant, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Paper 4Resisting the British Authorities: Ordinary Britons in Revolutionary Egypt, 1919-22
Dr Lanver Mak, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London

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