IPSA’s Annual Conference is just seven weeks away! In preparation for the April 13th event, we want to jump-start the conversation here on some of the topics that will be addressed throughout the day.
The conference, titled REVOLUT!ON: People, Politics and Change, will explore the recent events in MENA, as well as other citizen-lead political movements past and present, to better understand the commonalities and differences in successful and attempted large-scale change. Discussions will look at the players, politics and stakeholders that have been at the forefront and behind the scenes of recent movements and revolutions, deconstruct the very meaning of revolution, and its implications for creating long-term and meaningful change in societies.
Breakout panel discussions will also offer varying perspectives and topics, such as the role of women in movements, efforts to leverage social media, as well as a look at other brewing movements worldwide, such as Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea. Our intention is to engage students, faculty, and staff at NYU and the New York City community with leading thinkers, practitioners, and academics.
Between now and April 13 we’ll be posting 2-3 posts per week relating to these themes. If you’re interested in contributing one or more posts to IPSA’s blog as part of the pre-conference series, email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.