IGP Events

Building democracy and accountability through labour movements in Lebanon

Thursday 21 March, 2024 | 16:30 -18:00 |


G29 JZ Young Lecture Theatre, UCL Anatomy Building, London, WC1E 6BT

PROCOL Lebanon

Anne-Kirstine Rønn is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Aarhus University and has been awarded a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Her research explores opposition movements in ethno-religiously divided societies with a particular focus on Lebanon and Iraq. In her PhD, she investigated the challenges protesters in Lebanon’s 2019 October Uprising faced when seeking to build solidarity between citizens across sects, class and geographical divides. Her postdoctoral research focuses on the Lebanese and Iraqi labour movements and examines their potential as oppositional forces against the ruling elites of the two countries. Specifically, she investigates the dynamics of trade unions and other alternative forms of labour mobilisation in the aftermath of the 2019 uprisings.

Her talk will focus on labour movements and their potential in Lebanon to build new forms of solidarity that can contribute to reformed forms of democracy and accountability.


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