The Arab Uprisings that started in 2010—and the rapidly evolving political fortunes of Islamic political actors that followed in their wake—have prompted a renewed interest in questions relating to religion and social mobilization in the Muslim world. This conference organized by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies in October 2013 brought together historians, political scientists, sociologists, and anthropologists to collectively explore the broader historical and cross-regional contexts in which previous and contemporary intersections of Islam and mass mobilization for social change occur. Only two events were open to the public during this conference and are available here for viewing.
Keynote Address, Richard Bulliet (Columbia University) - "An Islamic Historian's View of Social Mobilization"
Panel, "Islam and Mobilization in the Contemporary Arab World"
Abdullah Al-Arian (Georgetown University, SFS-Qatar), Abdeslam Maghraoui (Duke University), and Bassam Haddad (George Mason University)