Panel 5: Thursday 25 June, 14.30 – 16.30

5a. Transition without Liberation: Power, economy and security in Egypt four years after Tahrir

Chair: Patricia Bauer, University of Dundee

Foul is Fair and Fair is Foul: Recalibrations of the ENP implementation in Egypt after 2011
Patricia Bauer, University of Dundee: School of Humanities – Politics and International Relations

Democracy Without Social Justice: EU Democracy Assistance Stalling the Arab Uprising
Andrea Teti, University of Aberdeen – Department of Politics and International Relations

Civil Society and Perceptions of Democracy in Egypt Before and After the January 2011 Revolution
Gennaro Gervasio, British University in Egypt – Department of Politics

Liberation and constraint: the role of social institutions in Egypt
Bertold Schweitzer, University of Dundee: School of Humanities – Politics and Philosophy

Perspectives of Parliamentary Contributions to Egypt’s Transition Process
Jan Völkel, Cairo University – Faculty of Economics and Political Science – Euro-Med Programme


5b. Elites and the Marginalised in Yemen and Saudi Arabia

Chair: Prof Madawi Al-Rasheed, LSE

Power struggles in action: What did Yemen’s elite fight for and what is left of it
Larissa Alles, University of St. Andrews

Subaltern Rightful Struggles. The case of Yemeni marginalized.
Bogumila Hall, European University Institute, Florence

Blocking Democracy? Saudi Arabia and the Arab Awakening
Oz Hassan, The University of Warwick

Law and Liberation in the U.A.E.
Mary Ann Fay, Morgan State University

Can the Gulf escape the balance of power?
Alex Edwards, Independent scholar


5c. Politics, gender and nostalgia in contemporary Iraq

Chair: Toby Dodge, LSE

Political changes and their impact on Iraqi women
Malka Al-Haddad, Director of Women’s Centre for Culture and art

Looking in the rear-view mirror: nostalgia for the monarchy of Faisal I in present day Iraq
JOY SAMAD, The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS)

“Unintended Consequences: The U.S. invasion of Iraq and the Balance of Power”
Carla Maria Issa, American University of Paris


5d. Perspectives on International Policy in the Middle East

Chair: Silvia Colombo, International Affairs Institute (IAI)

From New York to Benghazi and Back? Norm Diffusion and Norm Localisation of R2P on Libya and Syria
Silvia Colombo, International Affairs Institute (IAI)

Arming the counter-revolution: Britain’s response to the Arab Uprisings
David Wearing, School of Oriental and African Studies

British policy and the Middle East: contradictions and constraints
David Styan, Birkbeck College, University of London

American Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: Liberation or Domination?
Dionysis Markakis, Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Is Islamism what states make of it? Explaining the diversity of Islamist foreign policy in the Middle East
Filippo Dionigi, LSE


5e. Patriarchy and the Arab Spring: liberation or backlash? I

Chair: Bjørn Olav Utvik

National liberation – gender stagnation? Patriarchy and politics in Galilee and Gaza
Dag Tuastad, University of Oslo

No Arab Spring or rebellion against patriarchy among Palestinians in Israel: What rule does this exception prove?
Tilde Rosmer, University of Oslo

Gender Politics and the Saudi Educational System
Laila Makboul, University of Oslo

Of broken walls and broken illusions, or: Where do social media actors perceive liberating change in the Arab world?
Albrecht Hofheinz, University of Oslo

Comics and the liberation from patriarchy
Jacob Høigilt, Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO)


5f. Historical social movements and community evolution

Chair: Benedikt Koehler, Earhart Foundation Grantee

Palestinians in Jerusalem and Jaffa, 1948: A Tale of Two Cities
Itamar Radai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Judaism in Najran during pre-Islamic and early Islamic history
Owed al-Nahee, University of Birmingham

Economic Reforms of Early Islam
Benedikt Koehler, Earhart Foundation Grantee


5g. Liberation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Chair: Rachel Busbridge, Institute for Islamic Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

“Liberating” the PLO: PFLP fight against “deviation” in the mid-Eighties
Francesco Saverio Leopardi, The University of Edinburgh

Israel-Palestine and decolonisation as liberation
Rachel Busbridge, Institute for Islamic Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Gentrification in Ramallah: the Complicated “Liberation” Built in Alternative Leisure and Art Spaces in Occupied Palestine
Rayya El Zein, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

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