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Youth Activism, Arts & Human Rights the Middle East & Beyond
January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This talk discusses the role of youth collective action and art to fuel human rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In 2011, a wave of revolutionary upheavals shook the MENA when young protesters demanded political change, but many regimes across the region cracked down on the so called Arab Spring. Despite the consolidation of autocratic rule, youth who mobilized and drew from different forms of art to promote democratic ideals, constitute a watershed moment in the historical context of the region. In his lecture, Dr. Kurze maps their actions, highlighting various forms of performance art and street art. He also weighs their impact on the legacy of democracy promotion in different countries.
Arnaud Kurze, PhD
Assistant Professor of Justice Studies
Woodrow Wilson Center Global Fellow
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