The NYU Center for Dialogues will host a screening of the documentary “Génération Maudite” (“Doomed Generation”), which tells the story of social media activists in Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, on Thurs., Dec. 4, 6-8:30 p.m. at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Following the screening of the 61-minute film (in French with English subtitles), Mohammed El-Nawawy, associate professor of communication at Queens University of Charlotte, and Amira Yahyaoui, president of the Tunisian media and democratic advocacy group Al Bawsala, will discuss the role of new media in the “Arab Spring” and what it means for the future of the region. Mohamad Bazzi, a professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and former Middle East bureau chief for Newsday, will moderate the exchange. Mustapha Tlili, the founder and director of the NYU Center for Dialogues, will introduce the film and the panelists.
Opponents of authoritarianism—young, educated individuals dedicated to self-expression—catalyzed the sociopolitical movements of the Arab Spring beginning in 2011. These young activists made use of an innovative new tool against oppression: social media. Armed with Twitter, blogs and even “hacktivism,” these movements shook the Arab world.
Advance registration for the event is required here. The event is free for Foreign Policy Association (FPA) members, all students, and NYU faculty and staff (in addition to registering in advance, valid ID must be shown at the door). Tickets for guests of FPA members and “Off-The-Record” lecture series patrons are $15. General admission is $25. For more information, call 212.481.8100, ext. 392.
The event is co-organized by the NYU Center for Dialogues, the Foreign Policy Association, the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s Global and Joint Program Studies, and the NYU Center for Media, Culture, and History. Subways: 6 (Astor Place), N, R (8th Street - NYU).
New York University’s Center for Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West emerged from the tragedy of September 11th, which highlighted the need for greater communication among and about the United States, Europe, and the Muslim world. The Center was founded as a forum for constructive debate among the various religious, intellectual, economic, and political sectors of American, European, and Islamic societies. It brings contentious issues between the Islamic world and the West into a more rational plane and promotes this approach to a wide audience, including important constituencies of policy and decision-makers, policy analysts, the media, and educational institutions. For more information, go to www.centerfordialogues.org.