Date & Time
Friday, May 18 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
High Concept Labs
1401 West Wabansia Avenue
Free and open to the public!
Need a primer on Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia? Join us for a conversation with Vijay Prashad on his latest book, Arab Spring, Libyan Winter, which includes an overview of the Arab Spring - not just what happened but why - and a historical analysis of the Libyan political situation today. Providing historical context for current events, Prashad takes the long view and explores the future of the Arab world.
This brief, timely analysis situates the assault on Libya in the context of the winds of revolt that swept through the Middle East in the Spring of 2011. In Arab Spring, Libyan Winter, Vijay Prashad explores the recent history of the Qaddafi regime, the emergence of social forces that opposed Qaddafi, the place of the Libyan revolt in the wider Arab Spring, the creation of the two UN resolutions on Libya, the NATO air campaign in relation to the Saudi campaign in Bahrain, the attempt by the African Union and the BRICS states to craft out a diplomatic solution, and the eventual bloody civil war that ensued, lead- ing up to the dramatic and deeply probematic death of Muammar Quaddafi in October 2011
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian history and the Director of International Studies at Trinity Col- lege in Hartford, CT. He is the author of eleven books, including Karma of Brown Folk (2000) and Everybody Was Kung Fu Fight- ing: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity (2001) which were selected by The Village Voice as one of their "Top 25 books of the year." His most recent book, The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (New Press, 2008) won the Mu- zaffar Ahmad Book Award of 2009.
Book signing and reception to follow.
Books will be available for purchase!
Co-sponsored by The Public Square, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and High Concept Labs.
* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.