CMES Roundtable: On the Edge - Post-Conflict Political Generations of Women and Youth Activists in the ‘Second Wave’ of the Arab Spring
CMES hosts a roundtable to discuss youth and women activists in the Middle East.
Rola El-Husseini Dean is a researcher at CMES and an Associate Professor in Political Science at Lund University. Her first book Pax Syriana: Elite Politics in Postwar Lebanon was published by Syracuse University Press in 2012. The book which was based on extensive fieldwork, analysed power-sharing in the Lebanese political system in the post-civil-war period (1989–2005), and examined the role of Syrian hegemony in underpinning the stability of the Lebanese state. She has also published on the Lebanese Hezbollah, on Arab Shi‘ism and Iran, and is currently preparing an edited volume on Lebanese Shi‘ism. Rola is now in the process of writing her second book manuscript which addresses the political representation of Arab women after the 2010-2011 Arab uprisings.
Sarah Anne Rennick holds a dual Ph.D. in Political Science from Lund University and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. She is a researcher at CMES and the Deputy Director of the Arab Reform Initiative. She is also adjunct lecturer in political science at Sciences Po Paris. Her research focuses on social movements and alternative forms of political engagement in the Arab region. More particularly, her work explores patterns and factors influencing youth mobilization and civic and political participation, putting forth a concept of “youth” as generational political practice. She also works on Arab diaspora mobilization and transnational/translocal political remittances, and their impact on the creation of new identities, solidarities, and political practices in both host and home sites.
This event is part of the CMES seminar series spring 2024. For more information, visit the CMES website.