Conference “North Africa in the process of change. Political, legal, social and economic transformations”

We invite you to international conference  “North Africa in the process of change. Political, legal, social and economic transformations” which will be held on 21-22 April 2015 in Collegium Novum, ul. Gołębia 24 in Cracow.
he main organizers are the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University in collaboration with the Institute of the Middle and Far EastJagiellonian University.
Nahda Foundation is co-organizing the conference.

PROGRAMME:

Tuesday, April 21 – Collegium Novum, Assembly Hall (Aula)
9.30 – 10.00: Registration
10.00 – 10.40: OPENING CEREMONY
  • Ewa SZCZEPANKIEWICZ-RUDZKA (PhD) Local Coordinator of the Arab Spring Program, Jagiellonian University (in French*);
  • Prof. Andrzej MANIA, v-ce Rector of the Jagiellonian University;
  • Prof. Aissa KADRI, Coordinator of the ArabSpring Program, University of Paris 8 (in French*);
  • Prof. Hubert KRÓLIKOWSKI, Representative of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Poland, Jagiellonian University;
10.40 – 12.00: SESSION 1: ARAB SPRING AND OTHER SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: COMPARATIVE APPROACH.
Chair: Prof. Aissa KADRI, University of Paris 8;
10.40-11.00 Prof. Sonia DAYAN- HERZBRUN, University of Paris Diderot, Paris 7 – The Arab Revolutions: Between the Local and the Global (in French*);
11.00-11.20 Gérard PREVOST (PhD), University of Paris 8 – From the Spring of Prague to the Arab Spring: Permanent Underlying Factors of the Social, Political and Economic Changes (in French*);
11.20-11.40 Prof. Belkacem IRATNI, University of Algiers 3 – The Aftermath of ″Arab Spring″: Political Consensus or Power Transition in Algeria? A Critical Assessment;
11.40 – 12.00 Debate;
12.00 – 12.20 COFFEE BREAK
12.30 – 13.50: SESSION 2: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN RELIGION AND POLITICS
Chair: Prof. Robert KŁOSOWICZ, Director of the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations, Jagiellonian University;
12.30-12.50 Prof. Fernando OLIVAN DE DERECHO, University of Carlos III in Madrid – Constitutionalism and Arab-Islamic Culture. Proposition of Reflection Based on Political Theology (in French*);
12.50- 13.10 Prof. Moncef OUANES, University of Tunis – Libya: transition in chaos (In French*);
13.10- 13.30 Rachela TONTA (PhD), Polish Academy of Sciences, Konrad PEDZIWIATR (PhD) University of       Economics, Cracow – Ennahda as a Social Movement and Political Party;
13.30- 13.50 Houaida BEN KHATER, PhD candidate, University of Tunis – Religion and Modernity. What Kind of Compromise to Expect in Today’s Tunisia? (in French*);
13.50 – 14.10 Debate;
14.10 – 15.10 LUNCH BREAK
15.10 – 17.10: SESSION 3: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POLITICAL REFORMS
Chair: Prof. Noureddine KRIDIS, University of Tunis;
15.10-15.30 Prof. Mohammed DAHIRI, University Complutense in Madrid – The State of the Civil Society in Morocco Four Years Since the 20th of February Movement and the Constitutional Reform (in French*);
15.30-15.50 Prof. Ouelhadj FERDIOU, University of Algiers 3 – Process of the Constitutional Reform in Algeria: Issues and Perspectives (in French*);
15.50-16.10 Prof. Noureddine HARRAMI, University of Moulay Ismail, Meknès – State and Mobilisations in Morocco 2011 (in French*);
16.10-16.30 Prof. Rachid TLEMÇANI, University of Algiers 3 – Arab Spring in North Africa : Dynamics and Uncertainties;
16.30-16.50 Daniel GOLEBIOWSKI, Jagellonian University, Cracow (exceptionally removed from session 7) – Impact of the Arab Spring on Trade with Middle East;
16.50 – 17.10 Debate;
Wednesday, April 22 – Collegium Novum, Assembly Hall (Aula)
9.00 – 10.40: SESSION 4: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POLITICAL REFORMS bis
Chair: Prof. Giovanna CAMPANI, University of Florence;
09.00-09.20 Prof. Debeche SMAIL, University of Algiers 3 – Algeria in the Face of Regional Changes and Challenges;
09.20-09.40 Prof. Lotfi MEHERZI, University of Paris 8 – Role of the Social Networks in Revolt Movements in Maghreb : Results of Regional Survey (in French*);
09.40-10.00 Łukasz JAKUBIAK (PhD), Jagiellonian University, Cracow – Constitutional Reforms in Morocco in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring;
10.00-10.20 Nada BEN AMOR, PhD Candidate, University of Tunis – Twenty-Five Years After (in French*)
10.20 – 10.40 Debate;
10.40 – 11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00 – 13.00: SESSION 5: SOCIAL CHANGES: TRANSFORMATION OF VALUES AND PRACTICES
Chair: Prof. Enric OLIVE SERRET, University of Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona;
11.00-11.20 Prof. Houria ALAMI MCHICHI, University of Hassan II, Casablanca – Participation of Women in the 2011 Revolts and Mutation of Feminism in Morocco (in French*);
11.20-11.40 Prof. Noureddine KRIDIS, University of Tunis – Work of the Revolution, Work During the Revolution ( in French*);
11.40-12.00 Prof. Ahmed KHOUAJA, University of Tunis – Collective Memory in Action: Social Body Shaken, Social Body Preserved ( the Case of the January 2011 Tunisian Revolution) (in French*);
12.00-12.20 Khalid MOUNA (PhD), University of Moulay Ismail, Meknès – Sectorial Question and Contestation Movement in Morocco ( in French*);
12.20-12.40 Alya EL GUEYED KRIDIS (PhD), University of Carthage – Style of Management in the Multinational Companies During the Tunisian Revolution (in French*);
12.40 – 13.00 Debate;
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH BREAK
14.00 – 15.40: SESSION 6: DERIVIATIONS OF THE ARAB SPRING
Chair: Prof. Houria ALAMI MCHICHI, University of Hassan II, Casablanca;
14.00- 14.20 Prof. Giovanna CAMPANI, University of Florence (to be confirmed) – On the Shores of the Europe Fortress: Maghreb Countries and the Border Construction (in French);
14.20-14.40 Prof. Enric OLIVET SERRET, University of Rovira i Virgili, Tarragone – The European Left and War in Syria in 2011 (in French);
14.40-15.00 Prof. Aleksander GLOGOWSKI, Jagiellonian University, Cracow – Pakistani Reaction on Arab Spring;
15.00-15.20 Noor OUGHLLI, PhD Candidate, University of Rovira i Virgili, Tarragone – Rural-Urban Inequality and the Syrian Crisis;
15.20 – 15.40 Debate;
15.40 – 16.00 COFFEE BREAK
16.00 – 17.40: PARALLEL SESSIONS
SESSION 7: ARAB SPRING AND ITS ECONOMIC IMPACT: FROM THE LOCAL TO THE GLOBAL (Aula). Chair: Belkacem IRATNI, University of Algiers 3;
16.00-16.20 Łukasz FYDEREK (PhD), Jagiellonian University, Cracow – Political Economy of Rentiersim in North Afrcia: Patterns of Change after Arab Spring;
16.20-16.40 Lala MURADOVA HUSEYNOVA, PhD candidate, University of Rovira i Virgili, Tarragone – The Vulnerabilities of the „Oil Stability” in Algeria in Post-Arab Spring 1;
16.40-17.00 Michał LIPA, Piotr NIZINSKI, PhD candidates, Jagellonian University, Cracow – Promotion of Polish Trade and Investments in Countries of Maghreb and Egypt;
17.00 – 17.20 Debate;
SESSION 8: REVOLUTION AND COMMUNICATION: FROM THE WORD TO THE GESTURE (Senate Hall)
Chair: Prof. Sonia DAYAN- HERZBRUN University of Paris Diderot, Paris 7;
16.00-16.20 Prof. Djamel ZAABOUB, University of Algiers 3 – Violence in the Sports Stadium. Legal Reasons (in French);
16.20-16.40 Mohamed Ali BENZINA (PhD), University of Tunis – The Youth and Violence in the Popular Districts of Tunis (in French);
16.40-17.00 Donia REMILI, PhD candidate, University of Tunis – Tunisian School : « Sanctuary of Peace and Science or Soil of Violence » (in French);
17.00-17.20 Najet ARAARI, PhD candidate, University of Tunis – History of Body in Tunisian « Revolution » (in French);
17.20 – 17.40 Debate;
17.40 – 18.00: CLOSING REMARKS
  • Prof. Aissa Kadri, University of Paris 8;
  • Representative of the Jagiellonian University;

Most of the presentations will be translated from French to English and Polish.

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