January 24, 2022
9:00am to 10:00am

The Center for Social Theory and Comparative History (CSTCH) at UCLA is pleased to announce the first panel in our new Winter 2022 series on "The Political Economy of Rising Authoritarianism". This panel will examine the forces of resurgent authoritarianism in the MENA region.


In the wake of the Arab uprisings, the forces of counterrevolution reared their heads, having firmly cemented their place in the region. From Egypt to Syria to Bahrain, authoritarian states have proved durable despite significant social instability, repeated uprisings at the regional and local levels, and even internal fissures. What do issues pertaining to social class, business-state relations, and the region’s insertion into the global economy tell us about authoritarian retrenchment in the Middle East and North Africa?

Speakers: Adam Hanieh, Amr Adly, and Shana Marshall

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