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Maksoud Lecture Series: Youth Citizenship in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

The CCAS is excited to host Dr. Charis Boutieri to conclude our Clovis Maksoud Lecture Series on human development.

**Reception at 5:00pm with lecture at 6:00pm**

The event is open and free to the public, but kindly RSVP here.

Abstract:

End of year carnival revelries in Tunisian high schools recently became the target of official repression and moral public outrage. In this talk, school students and teachers turn the components and layers of these revelries as well as the scandal they caused into objects of exploration, revealing the conundrums of schooling experience, generational tension, and citizenship in the post-revolutionary moment. This talk will show how the element of the grotesque underpinning the relationship between students and teachers becomes the conduit for the vernacularization of democratic politics in present-day Tunisia, probing and complicating normative assumptions around liberal representative democracy.

Dr. Boutieri is a professor of social anthropology of the Middle East at King’s College London. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and has been conducting field research in Tunisia since 2013.

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Directions & Accessibility:

The CCAS Boardroom is wheelchair accessible. If you have any additional accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact Azza Altiraifi at aa1967@georgetown.edu.

The CCAS Boardroom is located in the Intercultural Center on Georgetown’s main campus. The ICC is a large, red-brick building located at the far righthand corner of the front lawn if you are walking through Georgetown’s front gates at 3700 O St.

To get to the Boardroom, head to the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, which is Suite 241 on the second floor of the ICC (hardwood double doors at the end of the far hallway).

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm