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Protester, Hong Kong (2019) - Unsplash, Joseph Chan
Protester, Hong Kong (2019) - Unsplash, Joseph Chan

The 2019 Global Protest Wave: Lebanon, Hong Kong and Chile

Society and economy

Seminar with Carmen Geha, Edmund W. Cheng and Nicolás M. Somma. Chairs: Håkan Thörn and Mattias Wahlström

15 Oct 2020
13:15 - 16:00

Carmen Geha, American University of Beirut
Edmund W. Cheng, City University of Hong Kong
Nicolás M. Somma, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
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Arranged by the Forum for Civil Society, Social Movement and Resistance research (CSM-RESIST). Important note! Request a password by e-mailing the organiser ( prior to the seminar.
Department of Sociology and Work Science

"Lebanon’s Ongoing October Revolution: Mobilization, Confrontation, and the Path for Political Transformation"
Carmen Geha is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration with a specialization in leadership, human resources, and organizational development at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Dr. Geha’s first book Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya (Routledge, 2016) examined the challenges to mobilization and reform in power-sharing political systems by studying campaigns on elections and constitutional development.

"Abeyance networks and leaderful protest structure: Reflections on the Anti-extradition Bill Movement in Hong Kong"
Edmund W. Cheng is an Associate Professor of the Department of Public Policy and Associate Director of Political Analysis Lab at the City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include contentious politics, political sociology, public opinion, mixed methodology, Hong Kong politics, and Global China. He has published articles in China Quarterly, China Journal, Political Studies, Mobilization, Social Movement Studies and Journal of Contemporary Asia, as well as co-edited An Epoch of Social Movements (Chinese University Press, 2018) The Umbrella Movement: Civil Resistance and Contentious Space in Hong Kong (Amsterdam University Press, 2019).

Chile's 2019 social outburst: long-term roots, protest dynamics and consequences
Nicolás M. Somma (PhD, University of Notre Dame, Indiana) is Associate Professor and Chair at the Institute of Sociology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and an associate researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES). His areas of expertise include social movements, political sociology and historical-comparative sociology.