• Global Movement Assemblages Symposium - Mojtaba Mahdavi and Hamid Dabashi

      Dr. Mojtaba Mahdavi discusses the Arab Spring, with Dr. Hamid Dabashi as a respondent. Mahdavi critiques the new Orientalism in analyzing movements of Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. He situates Arab uprisings in relation to Islamism and post-Islamism in different contexts, compares them, and analyzes how counter-revolutionary forces have gained the upper hand. The Global Movement Assemblages Symposium was held on October 13-15, 2016 by the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University.