Past Events

Nov27

the southside group final fall meeting

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Off-Campus Location, Southside Dining Hall --- Blackstone Private Dining Room

The southside group is a biweekly lunch group composed of George Mason faculty and students. We are open to anyone interested in participating in an eclectic and serious discussion of contemporary problems under the broad rubric of political economy.

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Nov13

"The Paris Climate Agreement After Trump” with Andrew Light

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Off-Campus Location, Southside Dining Hall --- Blackstone Private Dining Room

The southside group is a biweekly lunch group composed of George Mason faculty and students. We are open to anyone interested in participating in an eclectic and serious discussion of contemporary problems under the broad rubric of political economy.

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Nov7

Decolonizing Tunisia’s Decolonization: The Armed Liberation Struggle and Post-Colonial Planning - A Discussion with Max Ajl

Middle East and Islamic Studies

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, G

During the mid-1950s, an almost unknown and erased-from-history armed anti-colonial revolt – the Fellaga/Youssefite rebellion – rippled across the Tunisian countryside, sweeping across the width and depth of the country, even penetrating urban cores. My dissertation, Farmers, Fellaga, and Frenchmen: National Liberation and Post-Colonial Development in Tunisia, recovers the historical memory of that revolt, writing the armed struggle and its repression into the history of the Tunisian national liberation struggle and its effects on subsequent state-building efforts.

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Nov6

Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals: Arab Culture in the Digital Age - A Talk by Tarek El-Ariss

Middle East and Islamic Studies

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1203

Exploring hacking, leaking, and scene-making as writing and political practices, as well as conceptual tools for understanding Arab culture in the digital age, this talk examines affective forms of protest, incivility, digital consciousness, fiction, and knowledge production. Focusing on a new generation of activists and authors, and leakers and hackers from the region and beyond, El-Ariss connects Wikileaks to The Arabian Nights, Twitter to mystical revelation, cyberattacks to pre-Islamic tribal raids, and digital activism to the affective scene-making of Arab popular culture.

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