Youth, Technology, and Democratic Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa
General Catalog Course Title:
Advanced Study in the Middle East
Terms Offered:
Spring 2014
Spring 2013

This course explores the role of youth, information and communication technologies, and social networking in the protests in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, which have brought an unprecedented cascade of falling regimes across the region. We examine the impact of civil disobedience, political activism, defiance, and social media since Iran's Green Movement in 2009 and Arab uprisings in 2011. Our main focus will be on the youth and the emancipatory potential of a digital world.

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