Tag: Arab Spring

Technology as a Uniting Force of Change: Oman — Marisa Dinko

It is no secret that we are living in a “digital age,” with more access to international communication and connection that ever before. However, social media and the internet play vastly different roles depending on the region using it. Specifically, social media provides a unique platform for mass resistance and grass-roots organizing. While we may see online movements like #MeToo… Read more →

Daniel Brooks — The Legacy of Mubarak

On Tuesday, February 25th, the long-time former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, passed away. He was 91 years old and had ruled Egypt for three decades. Mubarak’s reign is often described by its authoritarian nature. For thirty years the Egyptian people were subject to the anger and greed of a man who would put his grasp on power before any… Read more →

Climate Change Clashes with Ancient Wonders in Egypt – Hunter Hess

Climate Change Clashes with Ancient Wonders in Egypt By Hunter Hess   The Great Egyptian Pyramids and The Great Sphinx are just a few of the wonderful, ancient historical and cultural sites in Egypt, but all of these wonders are in danger of damage and destruction from the effects of climate change. Flooding, downpours, and rising temperatures are just some climate-related… Read more →

Marisa Dinko – Lebanese Uprisings Unique Among the Countries of the Arab Spring

In the West, most discussion surrounding the history of the Arab Spring includes broad categorizations and generalizations. Often times, the Middle East and North Africa is lumped together as one region, with one experience of revolution. However, when we take a closer look at the countries and populations that comprise the greater region, it becomes apparent that every revolution within… Read more →

Daniel Brooks — The Role of Social Media in the Arab Spring

No one can deny the importance of social media in planning and mobilizing protests motivated by social unrest across a number of Arab countries in North Africa and the Middle East. Social media was pervasive in each and every stage of unrest across the region. For example, after the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Sidi Bouzid, the tragic event that… Read more →