Dr. Zeynep Tufekci panelist - Global Protests in Context

September 4, 2013

From Brazil, to Cairo, to Raleigh protesters are making their voices heard and many (especially in Egypt) are paying a heavy price. Why has a wave of protest been sweeping the globe? What do these protests have in common and how do they differ? What can they tell us about the state of the world and its future? All these questions and more will be addressed in this free open-to-the-public event.

Come to the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the UNC at Chapel Hill FedEx Global Education Center and hear scholars and witnesses:

  • Dr. Bob Korstadt (Sanford School of Public Policy)
  • Dr. Omid Safi (Department of Religious Studies)
  • Dr. Zeynep Tufekci (School of Information and Library Science)
  • Dr. Doria El Kerdany (Department of Asian Studies)

The panelists will speak about protests around the world. Each panelist will speak for a few minutes and then take questions and participate in an open discussion with the audience.

The event will take place, Friday, September 6, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available under the FedEx Global Education Center.

Co-sponsored by the Program in the Humanities and Human Values and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.