Organized by the International Panel on Exiting Violence (IPEV) this conversation seeks to examine the restructuring of Arab societies post the 2011 Arab protests considering the increasing demographic shift of the region, and the evolution of the youth bulge.
The panel, featuring Yasmine El Rashidi, will investigate how Arab youth are responding to the increasing social polarization that eventuated post the Arab revolts. They will explore the MENA region’s trajectory into a new decade by studying strategies and tools employed by youth to bridge ideological gaps, resolve religious and ethnic tensions, and formulate a new social contract.
About the Speakers:
Mohamad Moustafa Alabsi has a PhD in political philosophy/Grenoble-Alpes University. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow, Mellon Fellowship Program, Columbia Global Centers | Amman, and an associate member of Grenoble Institute of Philosophy (IPhiG).
Yasmine El Rashidi is a Fellow at the Institute for Ideas and Imagination. She is the author of The Battle for Egypt, Dispatches from the Revolution, and Chronicle of a Last Summer, A Novel of Egypt. She writes on politics and culture for The New York Review of Books, and is an editor of the Middle East arts and culture journal Bidoun.
Osama Gharizi is a senior program advisor for Iraq. He joined United States Institute of Peace (USIP) as program officer for Learning and Evaluation in August 2013, and previously worked at the International Republican Institute (IRI) where he designed, managed and evaluated programs on governance, political party and civil society strengthening, and election observation.