Outreach & Pedagogy Events

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Teaching Palestine in the Present

Date: Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Time: 16:00-17:30 (GMT) 

Location: Online

Past Events

Critical approaches to foreign policy 

The BISA Foreign Policy Working Group hosted this joint event with BRISMES to debate Critical approaches to foreign policy. The event looks at foreign policy through different lenses. On the ontological level, it revisits foreign policy analysis through a critical discussion of how non-state actors as agents can be related to foreign policy matters. On the epistemological level, foreign policy is perceived through different approaches: A feminist perspective that links feminist critiques with current foreign policy practices. The focus lies in a critical stance on the transformative potential of feminist foreign policy. But equally, the event aims at the exploration of the interlinkages between security and reconciliation, in relation to foreign policy, as tools for sustainable peacebuilding reconciliation.

Chair: Teodora Todorova (Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick and Chair of BRISMES sub-comittee on Public Outreach and Pedagogy)

Speakers: 

  • Marianna Charountaki (University of Lincol)
  • Karoline Färber (King’s College London)
  • Professor Aigul Kulnazarova (Tama University, Japan)

New Voices in Middle East Studies

The Arab Revolutions of 2010-11 reinvigorated social movement transformations across the Middle East and North Africa, giving voice to a multiplicity of silenced and marginalised constituencies. Occupations of space as a strategy to reclaim the public commons from neoliberal corporatisation and authoritarian governance has since inspired close to a decade of social movement mobilization across the world from Occupy to Black Lives Matter. Yet in the shadow of counter-revolutionary political repression, pessimism concerning the legacy of the Revolts abounds. In response to this, this roundtable seeks to bring together critical scholarly voices to reflect on the legacies of the Revolts and the opportunities and obstacles for meaningful social, political, and economic transformation in MENA.

Chair: Teodora Todorova (Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick and Chair of BRISMES sub-comittee on Public Outreach and Pedagogy)

Speakers: 

  • Yara Hawari (Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network)
  • Kamran Matin (University of Sussex)
  • Mezna Qato (University of Cambridge)

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