Lecture | LUCIS Lecture
Issues of the Arab Spring
- Monday 28 October 2019
- Open to all, free ticket reservation required
2511 DP The Hague
The Arab Spring is a real turmoil and little attention has been paid to the practices and conceptions. Thus, we are in an urgent need to sketch the ways of healing multiple rifts in the issues of the Arab Spring without taking recourse to populism. It is clear that this nearly decade of the Arab Spring has multiplied anxiety, anger, and despair. People’s devotion to their homelands, “trust in governments, and trust in each other, are shredded”. This lecture will cover these subjects.
About Touhami Abdouli
Prof. Touhami Abdouli (Ph.D. in Arab Islamic Civilization Studies) has been teaching at the University of Sousse Tunisia, Sophia University Japan, Roma Tre Italy, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations AKU, London. He was Secretary of State of Tunisia for European, Arab and African Affairs 2011-2016, and Special Envoy of the President of Tunisia to African countries (2015-2016). He is the founder of the "Mediterranology" as a science of studying the Mediterranean Systems and the author of “The Prophet Abraham in the Arab Islamic Culture”, (2001), “Monarchy and Society in Morocco” (2003), “The Crisis of the Religious Knowledge” (2006), “Islam of Kurds” ( 2010), “From the Politicized to the Rationalized Union for the Mediterranean” 2014. From 2011 he focused on studying the issues of the Arab Spring and the new political changes. He is also the foundation general director of the Al Babtain Cultural Foundation.