The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University
cordially invite you to a two-day conference
Social Justice in the Arab World since 2010:
Changing conditions, mobilizations, and policies
February 2-3, 2017
9:00am - 7:00pm
Issam Fares Institute
AUB (Green Oval)
In this joint conference, we seek to assess social movement changes and emerging social justice policies, or the lack thereof, in the Arab world since 2010 - at both the national and local policy levels. We are particularly interested in examining local dynamics to learn about changes in people’s everyday living conditions since 2010, how people organize and mobilize to express their grievances and seek to promote policy changes, and whether any measurable or meaningful changes in state policies related to social justice demands have occurred.
We have accepted papers from researchers working throughout the Arab world who can clarify developments in areas that include the evolution of social inequalities; organized and informal social and political protest movements; citizen grievances and social justice demands; new forms of organization and activism; roles of trade unions and professional associations; reform of state institutions; decentralization and the role of local authorities; and changes in people’s living conditions since 2010.
Note: This conference will be in English & Arabic with simultaneous interpretation