The Association of Marquette University Women invites you to
The Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture
Political Unrest: Notes from Syria
Dr. Lisa Wedeen, 2012-2013 AMUW Women's Chair in Humanistic Studies
Wednesday, September 26
6:00 p.m. Lecture
Reception to follow
Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Tackling issues of ongoing violence, the importance of ideology, and the economic geography of protest, Dr. Wedeen will attempt to make sense of current events in Syria. Her talk will chart the historical conditions that helped facilitate the uprising, the shift from largely peaceful demonstrations to armed conflict, the intensification of sectarian sentiments, and the ways in which various discourses register competing visions of the good life, possibilities for change, and anxieties about the future.
Online registration is no longer available. Walk-ins are welcome!
For questions or special needs, please contact Libby Gard at 414.288.8440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is available in the Wells Street Parking Structure between 12th and 13th Streets.
Dr. Lisa Wedeen, 2012-13 AMUW Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies
Dr. Lisa Wedeen is the Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago. Her areas of specialty include comparative politics, the Middle East, political theory, and feminist theory. She is the author of Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric and Symbols in Contemporary Syria and Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power and Performance in Yemen. She spent the first months of the Arab uprisings in Syria and recently returned from Beirut.