Lunchtime Seminar by Dr. Jillian Schwedler

Jan 24 2020 Posted: 14:25 GMT


The Irish Centre for Human Rights & The Fulbright Commission In Ireland Present

 Lunchtime Seminar  

Urban Space and Political Protests: Insights from the Middle East
Dr. Jillian Schwedler
Hunter College, CUNY

 Date: Friday, 7 February 2020
Venue: Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI, Galway
Time: 1pm – 2:30


Urban development can have a major impact on political protests, primarily in terms of visibility and the ability to be disruptive. Drawing on original research in Amman, Jordan, and elsewhere in the Middle East, this talk will examine the ways in which the built environment shape the possibilities for political protests and the kinds of political work that they do. 

About the Speaker

Dr. Jillian Schwedler is Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York’s Hunter College and the Graduate Center and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Crown Center at Brandeis University.  During the Spring 2020 semester, she will be Visiting Professor and Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Center for Global and International Studies at the University of Salamanca, Spain.  Dr. Schwedler’s books include the award-winning Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen (Cambridge 2006) and (with Laleh Khalili) Policing and Prisons in the Middle East (Columbia 2010).  Her articles have appeared in World Politics, Comparative Politics, Middle East Policy, Middle East Report, Middle East Critique, Journal of Democracy, and Social Movement Studies, among many others.  She is currently finalizing a book manuscript titled Protesting Jordan: The Time and Space of Political Dissent.

All welcome!