Last night award winning Professor of The Modern Middle East, Arbella Bet-Schlimon, took the stage in Kane Hall to discuss the history of Middle Eastern protest and dissent in the context of the Arab Spring.
She asked, how did this moment in 2011, which promised to herald a new era of democracy and liberty, end with the rise of authoritarian regimes such as Isis? And how might future movements be more successful?
See the talk here.
Next week the lecture series comes to a close when Professor Josh Reid will be speaking on Native American activism in the era of Standing Rock. Make sure to check the departments Twitter page for a live stream of the event at 7.30pm on 1/31