Resistant students: pathways of student activism in Post-Arab Spring Egypt

Online lecture by Saif Alislam Eid, a researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. The lecture is no. 1/5 in the online lecture series on Arab media and diaspora Post-Arab Spring.

During the revolution of 25 January 2011, student activism played a significant mobilizing role on campuses as well as at Tahrir Square. What happened after the revolution has received less attention. Thus, this lecture will examine the Egyptian regime's response to student activism Post-Arab Spring and asks how this affected the different patterns of student activism and resistance. Exploring different forms of activist strategies, I suggest a classification of student activism into three modes.

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Saif Alislam is a researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and works on a book about student activism in Egypt after the 25 January revolution in 2011, which his talk will be based on.

Lecture Series

The research project Mediatized Diaspora – Contentious Politics among Arab Media Users in Europe at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, invites you to the fall 2021 online lecture series on Middle Eastern media, diaspora and politics Post-Arab Spring.

All lectures will take place on Thursdays at 17:15 (CET).

For any inquiries, please contact project leader: Dr Ehab Galal