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On June 25, Thursday, the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, will host a reception at 6 pm at the conference.
Liberation has been a recurrent theme in the Middle East for millennia. People have sought it in a multitude of ways – through politics, mysticism, philosophy, and personal piety. In the modern Middle East, different political movements – nationalist, communist, economic liberalist, Islamist, and secularist – have all promised liberation of different kinds. It is also a key theme of feminist writing, and of modern Middle Eastern literature. Together with ‘bread and dignity’, it was one of the central principles of the Arab Spring.
With the reassertion of military rule in Egypt, and the descent in Syria from popular uprisings to bloody civil war, ‘liberation’ is now even more in question in the Middle East than it was before 2011. The BRISMES Annual Conference 2015 will explore the multitude of meanings that the concept has for the region today.
The Fares Center is a partner and sponsor of the conference.