Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Johnson Center, 325, Meeting Room A
Demonstrations have taken place throughout the history of the Arab world. What was unique about the Arab uprisings? What were the conditions that enabled its initial success? Who were some of the major actors? What went wrong? What is the trajectory of the dreams that were championed by many activists from the Arab street? What role if any can western governments, NGO’s and tech companies play in shaping the future of the Arab World? Dr. Oweidat will address these questions and much more.
Dr. Oweidat is an academic specializing in the religions, cultures, and politics of the Middle East and North Africa. An intellectual historian, she serves as an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University and a Senior Non-Resident Middle East Fellow at New America. She is a 2021-22 Fellow at the Wilson Center. Dr. Oweidat holds a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford (2014) as well as an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Wyoming and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Jordan.