Urban Politics in the Arab Region
The Arab Political Science Network (APSN) and The Beirut Urban Lab (BUL) organized a webinar focusing on the latest research and developments in the study of urban politics on October 25th, 2022. The webinar was moderated by the Lab's co-director, Mona Harb, and featured Omar Sirri, affiliated researcher at the University of Toronto, Rafeef Ziadeh, lecturer in politics and public policy at King's College London, and Sarah El-Kazzaz, senior lecturer in comparative politics of the Middle East at SOAS University of London. The invited scholars discussed research focusing on the resilient and changing dynamics and configurations of power in cities and built environments of the Arab region. They also reflected on questions of contestation, representation, and appropriation of urban space among other issues. You can watch the full video of this webinar here.