The Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies and Department of History present
"Reassessing the Recent History of Political Islam in Light of the Arab Uprisings"
with James Gelvin, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, UCLA
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Humanities Instructional Building (HIB), Room 135
The massive uprisings across the Arab world since 2010 call into question the relationship
between Islamic movements, human rights, and democracy. In this talk, Gelvin discusses
the past four decades of Islamic movements alongside, rather than opposed to, the
evolution of Human Rights NGOs and pro-democracy
social movements, to suggest we are seeing the emergence of a new paradigm of how to bring about political change on a global scale. In this way, Gelvin calls into question the pervasive pessimism that often attends discussions of the future of the political culture of the Arab world.
For further information, please contact Sylvia Lotito, firstname.lastname@example.org.