Roundtable Discussion to Focus on Occupy Movement

Posted: November 29, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: November 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

“The Occupy Movement in Global Perspective: Citizen Protest from Wall Street to the Arab Uprisings,” a roundtable discussion, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema. The event is free and open to the public.

Drawing on the recent phenomenon and spillover effect of the “occupy” movements across America and the globe, this discussion will bring together Mason scholars as well as activists from Occupy DC to discuss the challenges, impact and prospects of this new global social movement.

The panel chair is Jo-Marie Burt, Mason director of Latin American Studies.

Panelists are:

  • Rich Rubenstein, Mason professor of conflict analysis and resolution, speaking on “Occupy and the American Future”
  • Bassam Haddad, Mason director of Middle East Studies, speaking on “The Arab Uprisings: Inspiring a New Generation of Global Protests”
  • Kevin Zeese, organizer of the occupation at Freedom Plaza, speaking on “Occupy Washington, D.C.: An Insider’s Perspective”
  • Ricardo F. Vivancos Pérez, Mason assistant professor of Spanish and Latino studies, speaking on “The Dilemmas of Global Indignation: Occupy Protests in Spain and the U.S.”

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