22-26 January 2016
University of California - Santa Barbara
This four-day international symposium at UC Santa Barbara will take place on the five-year anniversary of the Tahrir Square Uprisings in 2011 that toppled Egypt’s long-term dictator Hosni Mubarak. These uprisings in Egypt accelerated waves of anti-crony-capitalist demonstrations, worker organizing, youth revolts, media insurgencies, and police brutality protests that overthrew governments, mobilized populations throughout the Middle East, and inspired the world. These Tahrir uprisings are called the 25 January Revolution in Egypt and the Arab world. It was on that day that millions of protesters first descended on downtown Cairo to reclaim history and power for the people. This conference is part of the Egypt Project initiative of the Arab Studies Institute. Future iterations will build on its findings.
Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs
FAMA is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute.