Gastvortrag von Prof. Dr. Taner Akçam: Ottoman State Documents on the Armenians in 1915: New Researches
Historisches Seminar Zürich, Historisches Stiftung Forschungsstelle Schweiz-Türkei, SGMOIK
The "Arab Spring" - One year on
Organised by SGMOIK and ETH; sponsored by SAGW, EDA and Union pétrolière
2011 may eventually enter history books as one of the most important years in recent Arab history. Not only was Sudan divided into two by popular vote, but the Americans decided to leave Iraq and the Palestinians asked for membership of the UN. And also, and probably more importantly for the whole region, there were the popular uprisings in numerous Arab countries, setting into motion developments that are far from finished. It is these uprisings common to, but at the same time very different in, the various countries where they have occurred which are the focus of the colloquium of the Swiss Association of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (SGMOIK / SSMOCI) that takes place almost exactly one year after they started. It will both address developments so far and look forward to what can reasonably be expected to happen in the near future.
Participation is free and open to the public.
Please note that due to the events in the Middle East the program might still be changed (March 1, 2012).
Freitag, 23. März, 18.15 h, ETH-Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal F 5
Öffentlicher Vortrag (Keynote lecture, in German)
Alexander Flores (Bremen): Die arabischen Revolten - Das Gemeinsame und das Spezifische
Saturday, 24 March, ETH-Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal E 1.1
9.00 Introduction: Hartmut Fähndrich (SGMOIK), N.N. Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH)
Elham Manea (Zurich): The Arab Spring and the politics of survival
Toby Matthiesen (Cambridge): The "Gulf Spring" and the sectarian counter-revolution
Georges Fahmi (Cairo): Bringing the Arab Spring to the religious sphere: the case of the youth of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Maspero Youth Union
Ivesa Lübben (Marburg): The politics of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood between revolutionary change and political reform
Essam El-Haddad (Cairo): Shared values within the Arab Spring. The Muslim Brotherhood perspectives
Unfortunately, Mr El-Haddad will be unable to come to Zurich due to unforeseen circumstances.
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
Wael Sawah (Damascus): The rise and fall of the new political player in the Syrian revolution: the “Coordinating Committees”
Salam Said (Berlin): Socio-economic factors behind the Syrian protests/revolution
Martin Woker (NZZ): Concluding remarks