Past Event

Algerian Popular Politics from the War of Independence to the Hirak

November 3, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Online Event


Virtual Panel in English

This virtual panel is part of a larger series of events on Algeria at 60: Images from a Revolution

The 60th anniversary of Algerian independence takes place within a tense yet galvanizing political context in Algeria. The Hirak protests, which mounted the most serious challenge since 1988 to the army-backed regime and ended the two decade presidency of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in 2019, became the largest and longest lasting protest movement in the country's young history. Starting with a reflection on images of popular protest, our panelists will discuss how the Hirak has challenged the core of the FLN state legacy and its co-optation of narratives of the Algerian Revolution.

- Brahim Rouabah, PhD candidate in Political Science, CUNY

- Nadia Sariahmed-Belhadj, Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

Moderated by Ahmed Mitiche, PhD student in Anthropology, Columbia University

This panel will be preceded by another virtual panel, in French, on “Visual and Political Culture in Contemporary Algeria”. 

Contact Information

Clara Wilhelm