february, 2021

04feb14:0016:00The Arab Uprisings, a Decade on: A New Reality or a New Snapshot?


Event Description

Undoubtedly, the Arab Uprisings have proved to be one of the most transformative developments in the broader Middle East and North Africa (MENA) since the end of colonialism in the region. They have created new domestic political as well as geopolitical ‘realities.’ Though these uprisings have occurred in the MENA region, their repercussion went beyond this region and gained a global character. The fate of these uprisings is intimately interlinked with the process of democratization worldwide. As the Arab uprisings are a process, rather than a single event, their formative impacts on the societies, states and regional system in the Middle East are ongoing and far-reaching. 

This public webinar aims to take stock of the Arab uprisings and set out to address the following questions: What are the features of the ‘new reality’ in the Middle East? How did these Uprisings expose the systematic and socio-political illnesses and malformations in the MENA region? And to what extent this experience informed the ongoing debate on democracy worldwide? What do these uprisings tell us about the nature of the state and regional system in the Middle East? What lessons should we draw from these processes?


(Thursday) 14:00 - 16:00


Online - Zoom

Speakers for this event

  • Wadah Khanfar

    Wadah Khanfar

    President of The Al Sharq Forum

    Wadah Khanfar is the President of the Al Sharq Forum and former Director General of the Al Jazeera Network. He is a board member of the International Crisis Group and Global Editors Network (GEN). Khanfar has been named as one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 global thinkers of 2011 as well as one of Fast Company’s ‘Most Creative People in Business’ of the year.

    President of The Al Sharq Forum

  • Dr. Larbi Sidiki

    Dr. Larbi Sidiki

    Professor of Arab Democratization at Qatar University

    Professor of Arab Democratization at Qat...

  • Dr. John Keane

    Dr. John Keane

    Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney

    Professor of Politics at the University ...

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