Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Cromwell Professor of Anthropology
UIR Residential Scholar
September 10, 2015
"From Morocco to Tahrir Square: An Anthropological Interpretation of the Arab Spring"
The Arab Spring has been seen as predominantly a political event. But its cultural roots run deep into the societies of North Africa and the Middle East. During the course of an imaginary stroll through a characteristic city of the region we can see how concepts of time and person, causation and consequence suffuse the relationships that were put in play during the Arab Spring and the distinctive contributions an anthropological focus can add to our understanding of this critical part of the world.