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Maksoud Lecture Series: Carnival, Transgression, and Citizenship in (Post)-Revolutionary Tunisia

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

Dr. Charis Boutieri will speak Tuesday, February 20th for the next installment in our Maksoud Lecture series.

In her talk on what she’s termed “radical laughter,” she will discuss end-of-year high school carnivals in Tunisia — as targets of official repression and as case studies that illuminate generational tension and post-revolutionary politics.

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.

We hope you to will join us for an evening with a talented and acclaimed scholar, who will provide insight into Tunisian and Middle Eastern politics from an innovative angle.

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.

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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).


February 20
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


CCAS Boadroom, Intercultural Center 241, Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW


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