COVID, neoliberalism and the ‘Arab Spring’

This event explores the implications of the global COVID-19 crisis on the future of neoliberalism, and the ongoing struggles across the Middle East and North Africa, informally referred to as the ‘Arab Spring’. This event takes the format of a conversation with Prof. Achcar, led by Dr Toufic Haddad, Director of CBRL’s Kenyon Institute.

About the speaker:

Professor Gilbert Achcar is a Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS, University of London. His many books, published in a total of 15 languages, include: The Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder (2002, 2006); The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives (2010); The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (2013); and Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (2016).