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Teach-in: Democratization, Empire, & the Arab Revolt of 2011

[Teach-in participants. Image by Jadaliyya] [Teach-in participants. Image by Jadaliyya]

In light of revolutions, or refo-lutions as captured by Jadaliyya contributor Asef Bayat, Jadaliyya teamed with the US Palestinian Community Network-DC to organize a teach-in targeting the progressive left community in the DC metro area. The teach-in entitled "Democratization, Empire, & the Arab Revolt of 2011" and held at St. Stephens Church in DC, featured Professors Mervat Hatem (Howard University), Noureddine Jebnoun (Georgetown University), Bassam Haddad (Georgetown University), and Noura Erakat (Georgetown University) and was moderated by T. Kumar, the International Legal Advocacy Director at Amnesty International-USA. The panel attempted to capture the most recent events in Egypt and Tunisia, to discuss their implications for the Palestinian-Israel conflict as well as for the region more generally, and to place these events and dynamics in a US-based context. In testament to its appeal to DC's progressive community, the panel was co-sponsored by CISPES, IJAN-DC, Code Pink, UFPJ, SJP-Georgetown and American University, Left Turn, and the School of America Watch.

For videos of the presentations, as well as some photgraphs, see below.


Mervat Hatem's presentation:


Noureddine Jebnoun's presentation:


Noura Erakat's presentation:


Bassam Haddad's presentation:



Pictures of the event:

[Left to right: Noureddine Jebnoun, Mervat Hatem, T. Kumar, Bassam Haddad, and Noura Erakat]


[Audience members.]


[[Left to right: Noureddine Jebnoun, Mervat Hatem, T. Kumar, Bassam Haddad, and Noura Erakat]


[Audience members]


[Left to right: T. Kumar, Bassam Haddad, and Noura Erakat]

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