Panel 7 Wednesday 28 March, 11.30 – 13.30

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Panel 7a The Economics of the Arab Spring

Chair: Professor Fawaz Gerges, Director, Middle East Centre, LSE

Discussant: Dr Bassem Awadallah, Secretary General, Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Paper 1: Oil and Development in the Middle East
Professor Richard Auty, Professor Emeritus, Lancaster University

Paper 2: After the Arab Spring: Creating Economic Commons in the Middle East
Dr Adeel Malik, Globe Fellow in the Economies of Muslim Societies, Centre for Islamic Studies and Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford (co-authored with Dr Bassem Awadallah)

Paper 3: Political economy of the Arab Spring in Egypt – the long view
Dr Mina Toksoz, Head of Country Risk, Standard Bank International

Panel 7b The Struggle for Identity and Power in Lebanon

Chair: Fouad Gehad Marei, Doctoral Fellow, University of Durham

Paper 1: Hezbollah’s mujtama` al-muqāwama: Party, Modus Vivendi and Social Change
Fouad Gehad Marei, Doctoral Fellow, University of Durham

Paper 2: The Islamic Resistance in South Lebanon (1982-2010): Identity Building by the Borderland
Dr Daniel Meier, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Lebanese Studies and Senior Associate Member, St Antony’s College

Paper 3: Tripoli (Lebanon) as a Microcosm of the Crises in the Levant
Tine Gade, PhD candidate, SciencesPo Paris – CERI

Paper 4Lebanon and the Arab Spring: A Critical Perspective on the Struggle for Power in Lebanon
Dima Smaira, PhD candidate, Durham University

Paper 5Shifting Dynamics: Syria and Lebanon after the Arab Spring
Andrew Bowen, PhD candidate, Department of International Relations, LSE

Panel 7c Literature, Resistance and Revolt

Chair: Professor Ronak Husni, Professor and Head of Department of Arabic and Translation Studies, American University of Sharjah

Paper 1: The Role of the Poet and Poetry in the Arab Spring
Professor Ronak Husni, Professor and Head of Department of Arabic and Translation Studies, American University of Sharjah

Paper 2Imagining 2011: The Literatures of the Arab Uprisings
Dr Rita Sakr, Visiting Lecturer and Visiting Fellow in Post-conflict Studies, University College Dublin

Paper 3: On Word and Image, Publication and Political Dissent in Artistic Practices: Walid Sadek’s Fi annani akbar min Picasso [bigger than Picasso]
Dr Sonja Mejcher-Atassi, Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut

Paper 4: ‘Within the Bounds of what is Permissible’: The Boundaries of Israeliness in Anton Shammas’s Arabesques
Isabelle Hesse, PhD candidate, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York

Paper 5: Palestinian Writing and Resistance
Nicola Anne Robinson, PhD candidate, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York

Panel 7d Routledge Workshop: How to get published in Academic Journals and Books

Chair: Dr Hendrik Kraetzschmar, Lecturer in Middle East Politics, University of Leeds

Panellist 1: Adam Leary, Managing Editor, Routledge Middle Eastern studies (Journals)

Panellist 2: Joe Whiting, Editor, Routledge Middle East and Islamic studies (Books)

Panellist3: Professor Fortna Benjamin (SOAS), Series Editor, Routledge Studies on the Middle East

Panellist 4: Professor Gillespie Richard (University of Liverpool), Editor, Mediterranean Politics

Panellist 5: Professor Netton Ian (University of Exeter), Editor, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies and Series / Culture and Civilisation in the Middle East and Routledge Sufi Series

Panel 7e The Yemeni Revolt

Chair: Dr Vincent Durac, Lecturer in Middle East Politics, University College Dublin

Paper 1: Yemen’s Arab Spring – Democratic Opening or Status Quo Maintenance?
Dr Vincent Durac, Lecturer in Middle East Politics, University College Dublin

Paper 2: Thawra asShab alYemania: Between Intra-regime Rupture and Revolutionary ‘Change’
Fernando Carvajal, PhD candidate, University of Exeter

Paper 3: Public Protest and Visions for Change: Voices from Within Yemen’s Peaceful Youth Movement (Al-Haraka Al-Shababiya Al-Silmiya)
Saleem Haddad, Researcher, Saferworld (co-authored with Joshua Rogers)

Paper 4: The Political Elite in Yemen as a Cause for Resilience and Breakdown of the Regime
Larissa Alles, PhD candidate in International Relations, University of St. Andrews

Paper 5: Making Revolution in a Hard Place: Yemen Surrounded by Bomb Makers, Pirates and Arms Smugglers
Dr Susanne Dahlgren, Research Fellow, Academy of Finland, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki

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