MEC Webinar: HT21: Week 3: The Place of Religion After the Uprisings

Conveners: St Antony's College Middle East Centre

Speakers: Dr Shadi Hamid (Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; contributing writer, The Atlantic); Dr. Nadia Oweidat, (Assistant Professor at Kansas State University and Senior Middle East Fellow at New America Foundation)

Chair: Dr Usaama al-Azami (St Antony's College)

It is often noted that the Arab uprisings of 2011 were not started by Islamists, but that these groups were often their initial beneficiaries given their long-standing grassroots presence and their ability to effectively organise for elections. Yet ten years on from the initial openings, the political landscape has changed almost beyond recognition, with Islamists decidedly on the backfoot alongside the emergence of new secular voices that would like to see religious politics consigned to the history books.