Click to view a brief video on the Social Justice in the Arab World since 2010: Changing Conditions, Mobilizations, and Policies, posted by the American University of Beirut.
About the 2017 Conference:
In this conference, we sought to assess social movement changes and emerging social justice policies, or the lack thereof, in the Arab world since 2010 – at both the national and local policy levels. We were particularly interested in examining local dynamics to learn about changes in people’s everyday living conditions since 2010, how people organize and mobilize to express their grievances and seek to promote policy changes, and whether any measurable or meaningful changes in state policies related to social justice demands have occurred. The conference brought together researchers from the region and abroad who can clarify developments in areas that included the evolution of social inequalities; organized and informal social and political protest movements; citizen grievances and social justice demands; new forms of organization and activism; roles of trade unions and professional associations; reform of state institutions; decentralization and the role of local authorities; changes in people’s living conditions since 2010.”