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[liberationtech] Friday (3/2): CREEES Conference, "From Prague Spring to Arab Spring"

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Tue Feb 28 17:07:39 PST 2012


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From: MedStudies <medstudies at stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 4:51 PM
Subject: [is_gr] Friday (3/2): CREEES Conference, "From Prague Spring
to Arab Spring

36th Annual Stanford - Berkeley Conference on Russian, East European,
and Eurasian Studies

"From Prague Spring to Arab Spring:
Global and Comparative Perspectives on Protest and Revolution,
1968-2012"

Friday, March 2, 2012
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford
Free and open to the public
Visitor parking information:
http://transportation.stanford.edu/parking_info/VisitorParking.shtml

9:30 a.m.
Coffee

9:45 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert Crews (Director, Stanford CREEES)

10:-00 – 11:45
Panel One – Who Makes Revolutions?
Chair: Katherine Jolluck (Stanford)


Jane Curry (Santa Clara Univ.), “Media - New and Old:  How It Has Made
Protest and Revolutions”

Joel Beinin (Stanford), “Working Classes and Regime Change in Egypt and Poland”

Edith Sheffer (Stanford), “Global 1989?”

1:00 – 3:00
Panel Two – How (Some) Revolutionaries Prevail and Others Fail
Chair: Gail Lapidus  (Stanford)


Cihan Tuğal (UCB), “Islam and Neoliberalism in the Revolutionary Process”

Sean Hanretta (Stanford), “The Arab Spring and West Africa: Influences
and Consequences”

Djordje Padejski (Stanford), “Serbian Fall: Lessons from a Democratic
Revolution”

Natalya Koulinka (Stanford), “A Revolution that Persistently Fails:
The Case of Belarus”


3:00-3:15
Break

3:15 - 4:45
Panel Three – Interpreting Protest Movements
Chair: John Dunlop (Stanford)


Jason Wittenberg (UCB), “Political Protest and Democratic
Consolidation in Hungary”

Kathryn Stoner-Weiss (Stanford), “Arab Spring, Slavic Winter?”

Edward Walker (UCB), “The Collapse of Soviet Socialism and the Arab
Spring Compared”

4:45-5:00
Closing Remarks
Yuri Slezkine (Director, UCB ISEEES)



Co-sponsored by: the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian
Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the Center for
Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at Stanford University, with
funding from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National
Resource Centers program


For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Wessling (Associate
Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
(CREEES)) at rwess at stanford.edu or visit http://CREEES.stanford.edu


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