Learn how art, culture affect revolt in the Middle East during Sept. 28 panel discussion

The 2011 uprisings in the Middle East were more than just political events; they were cultural and artistic productions, whether graffiti, poetry, songs or humor.  How did cultural and artistic products figure in the revolts, and how have artists, in turn, been affected by the political changes underway? Find out during a Sept. 28 panel titled “The Art and Culture of Revolt in the Middle East.”

The panel discussion, which begins at 3 p.m. in Wolstein Research Building’s auditorium, will be moderated by Pete Moore, associate professor of political science. Panelists will be Nada Shabout of University of North Texas, Jessica Winegar of Northwestern University and Ted Swedenburg of University of Arkansas.

The event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, The Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies and The Nusri Chair in Islamic Studies, John Carroll University.