Conference: On Protest

October 26, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:15pm
Campus Center 162-75

Beginning in 2011 protest from the Middle East to North Africa, to Europe and the Americas, rattled existing political systems, taking down governments, challenging dominant discourses, and opening up new spaces for political action. This surge of global protest marks a distinct model of politics that has arguably been taking shape since the dawn of the 21st century. Unprecedented upheaval worldwide and the enormous size of recent street protests in India, Turkey, Egypt, Brazil, and elsewhere are introducing new actors to political life, new tactics and counter-tactics to protest, and new challenges for research on protest.

In a continuing series of public conferences and events On Protest, the Tahrir Moments Research Group invites you to attend an afternoon devoted to the presentation and discussion of transnational and comparative research on protest.

KEYNOTE
Wendy Wolford (Cornell University): "The Politics of Food Protests"
 
PANEL PRESENTATIONS on PROTEST
Martha Balaguera Cuervo, Yo Soy 132 in Mexico
Kevin Henderson, Protest and Gay Pride Parades
Benjamin Leiter, Landless Worker Protest Brazil
Alyssa Maraj Grahame, 2008 Icelandic Revolution
Elva Orozco Mendoza, Protest Against Murders of Women in Mexico
Ana Maria Ospina Pedraza, Occupation and Repertoires of Protest
Tyler Shuenemann, Protest and Occupy Sandy in NYC

If you have any further questions about this conference, please contact Ben Leiter, event organizer, via email at bleiter@polsci.umass.edu.