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Event Report-Back -- Reflections on the 22nd Annual Cairo Papers Symposium: Disabilities, Revolution, and the Politics of Hope
On 15 March 2014, the Cairo Papers in Social Science (CPSS), in collaboration with the Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo, hosted its twenty-second annual symposium titled “Disabilities, Revolution, and the Politics of Hope.” The CPSS, established in 1977 by social science departments at AUC, is a quarterly monograph series under the direction of Iman Hamdy. The symposium brought together both academics and activists, in order to explore how ...Keep Reading »
On 5 March 2014, the Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo hosted political scientist Timothy Kaldas for a lecture titled “Countering the Counter-Revolution.” Kaldas is a professor at Egypt’s Nile University whose work can be found on Mada Masr and other media outlets. Following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in July, and the subsequent return of the Egyptian military to the political spotlight, activists in Egypt have struggled with how to ...Keep Reading »
On 19 February 2014, the Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo hosted Sherief Gaber, a member of the Mosireen film collective and researcher in housing rights and community development, for a lecture titled “Mosireen and the Battle for Political Memory.’’ Gaber discussed the mission and activities of the Mosireen film collective. Mosireen, or ”We are determined,” is a non-profit media collective dedicated to preserving and sharing images and video ...Keep Reading »
The Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo (AUC), headed by Director and Jadaliyya Co-Editor Sherene Seikaly and Associate Director Sandrine Gamblin, is an intellectual hub for students, scholars, journalists, and activists. Alongside teaching and research, the Center holds frequent lectures, workshops, and film screenings that serve AUC and the wider community. Since 2012, the centre has hosted seminal talks with scholars such as Timothy Mitchell, Heba Morayef, and Vijay Prashad among many others. As a focal point for a wide range of students and researchers, the Center’s inter-disciplinary nature allows for important discussions within and between disciplines. Conversations take place through an array of historical, sociological, political and economic frameworks.