Unraveling the Arab Spring: Egypt Since 2011

When: November 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: 1010 Weiser Hall, David M. Dennison Building, 500 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

DISC/WCED Panel Moderator: Pauline Jones, DISC director. Panelists: Samer Ali, associate professor of Arabic language and literature, U-M; Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, U-M; Jean Lachapelle, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M; Bassem Youssef,satirist. Series co-sponsors: Islamic Studies Program, Language Resource Center, University[…]

The Joke is Mightier than the Sword

When: November 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Michigan Theatre, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA

Bassem Youssef In The Joke is Mightier than the Sword, Youssef shares his personal story and his thoughts on the political climate that led to the Arab Spring, its parallels to the current state of American[…]

Tickling Giants

When: November 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: North Quad Space 2435, 105 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

DISC Film and Discussion Tickling Giants tells the story of Dr. Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”, who decides to leave his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian. The movie is[…]