9 December 2016 - School of Oriental and African Studies, London
The conference will explore the predicament of young women and men in and from the MENA region in contemporary times. It brings together scholars and activists with the aim to analyse the visions, desires and projects emerging in the post-uprisings contexts among youth individuals, affective communities, social and political movements and social non-movements.read more..
The Power2Youth Conference was launched at the Faculty of Juridical Economic and Social Sciences-Souissi, Mohamed V, University in Rabat on the 19th of October.read more..
The Power2Youth Meeting took place in Rabat from the 19th to the 21st of Octoberread more..
By Ibrahim Elur, Nadine Sika and Hatem Zayed (In-Depth Case Study)
The paper is concerned with understanding endogenous and exogenous student activism in authoritarian regimes, by focusing on the case study of Egypt from the 1960s until today. The first part of the paper is dedicated to a definition of “student movements” and “youth activism” in their various forms. The second presents a historical analysis of student movements in the Arab world in general and in Egypt in particular.read more..
By Françoise De Bel-Air
The aim of the paper is to analyse the dominant trends of demographic evolution in South and East Mediterranean (SEM) countries since the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the evolution of demographic policies and popular debates surrounding the shift. It seeks to highlight from these two sources the deep socio-demographic rifts dividing youth and societies in the SEM countries today, in the mid-2010s.read more..
By Abeer Musleh
This paper aimed at learning about policies in the occupied Palestinian territories and the extent to which they are sensitive towards youth. It explored the change in the Palestinian society’s perception and status of youth as a result of the shift in the sociopolitical context. The change in the perception about youth was also a result of the change in actors in the area of youth and the practices they utilize.read more..
Discussing the "You Stink " campaign in Lebanon, Mona Harb from the American University in Beirut underlines the new features of youth activism in the country.read more..
Rita Giacaman from Bir Zeit University attempts to give a definition of the new forms of political mobilisation in Palestine today.read more..
By Françoise De Bel-Air
The paper seeks to explore the reasons behind the persistent exclusion of young migrants from South and East Mediterranean (SEM) countries in their two main areas of destination, the Gulf States and the EU.read more..
By Mona Harb
To assess youth exclusion at the macro institutional level in Lebanon, this paper proposes a methodology that critically investigates discourse production on youth, as well as policy making targeting youth.
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