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September 2019

Community Politics of the Mining Industry in the Sahel and North Africa

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

CCAS and African Studies present this talk with Dr. Khaled Esseissah on "The Community Politics of the Mining Industry in the Sahel and North Africa," moderated by Dr. Noureddine Jebnoun. Dr. Esseissah will speak on how the mining industry in Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, and Senegal affects the Harāṭīn, a diaspora of people native to this region. What do recent discoveries of oil and gas in Mauritania and Senegal means for these countries relationships to each other as well as their…

In the Name of Cybersecurity: Controlling the Online Public Sphere in Jordan with Reem Almasri

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Reem Almasri is a journalist covering technology at 7iber, an independent media agency in Jordan. She will speak on her work focusing on digital rights and security, and the intersection between technology and politics across Jordan and the Arab world as well as her research on how independent media institutions can incorporate digital security processes within their journalistic practice. Reem currently leads digital security training at 7iber. She holds an MA in Culture, Communication, and Technology with a certificate in…

Finding, Scraping and Telling Data-driven Stories with Reem Almasri

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This event is capped at 12 people. A link to register is forthcoming and will be sent to all MAAS students in the near future.This 6-hour workshop will introduce researchers to different tools to effectively find data in social science studies in Arabic and English. We will look at best practices to utilize advanced options on search engines, and explore the deep web to find data beyond data presented to us in Google search results. It will introduce researchers to…

Issues and Activism in Sudan

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In 2019, Sudan has seen uprisings that led to the ousting of President Omar Bashir. The story does not end there as wide-scale demonstrations continue and grassroots organizers mobilize the people of Sudan to work towards a democratic transition of power and away from a militarized state and further human rights violations. In this expert panel, we hear from Sudanese-American activists and academics, Dr. Khalid Medani and Dr. Dimah Mahmoud, on their perspectives on what are the main issues at…

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