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Dickinson College Professors to Discuss Protests Around the World

Photo montage of the portraits of Heather Bedi, Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger, Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Mireille Rebeiz, Ed Webb

From left: Heather Bedi, Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger, Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Mireille Rebeiz, Ed Webb

Protests Around the World

by Erin Lowe '22

A panel of five Dickinson professors, representing a variety of disciplines and national backgrounds, will address worldwide environmental activism, as well as protests in Algeria, Chile, Iraq, Italy and Lebanon. Their conversation, "Protests Around the World," will take place Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium.

The panel will delve into the causes of these protests and what the next steps could be for the countries involved.

Panelists include: 

  • Heather Bedi is an assistant professor of environmental studies. She serves as a member of the Cumberland County Food System Alliance leadership team, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Justice Advisory Board. Her research examines environmental policy and social justice, along with the way civil society and socio-environmental movements experience and adapt to natural resource and landscape modifications.
  • Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger is an assistant professor in the departments of Spanish & Portuguese and Latin American, Latino & Caribbean studies. Her research focuses on Chile in particular, but she also considers the nineteenth century and the South American region of the Southern Cone in a broader context. She has contributed articles and chapters to a variety of journals, bulletins and books.
  • Nicoletta Marini-Maio is an associate professor of Italian and film studies. Much of her research captures the cinematic and theatrical representations of the 1978 abduction and assassination of Italian statesman, Aldo Moro. Her publications investigate the interconnectivity of politics, gender and popular culture in Italian television and cinema. She is the author of A Very Seductive Body Politic: Silvio Berlusconi in Cinema.
  • Mireille Rebeiz is an assistant professor of French & Francophone studies and women’s, gender & sexuality studies, as well as part of the contributing faculty to the Middle East studies program. Her research and teaching focus primarily on representations of gender and sexuality in Arab women’s narratives; migration and pop-culture in postcolonial France; and memory and trauma in Middle Eastern women’s writings of war. She is the author of Gendering Civil War: Francophone Women’s Writing in Lebanon, as well as many articles.
  • Ed Webb is an associate professor of political science and international studies. He served with Britain’s Diplomatic Service from 1992-2000 and is the author of Media in Egypt and Tunisia: From Control to Transition? as well as numerous chapters and articles. His work is centered around global issues such as authoritarianism, education policies in Turkey and Tunisia and censorship in the Arab World.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues.

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Published February 25, 2020