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The Beirut and Paris Attacks


Nov 17 2015


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

The Beirut and Paris Attacks

The Beirut and Paris Attacks and Social Media

With Negar Mottahedeh and Laurent Dubois

Join us for an informal conversation about the role social media is playing in the global reaction to the recent attacks in Beirut and Paris. How is social media shaping and mediating the experience and response to these attacks both within the cities where they take place and globally? What accounts for the differences in the responses on social media to the attacks in Beirut vs. Paris? What role can and should social media play in shaping both journalistic coverage and policy responses to these events? The conversation will be led by Duke Professors Negar Mottahedeh, a specialist on film and social media in the Middle East, and Laurent Dubois, who researches sport, race, and immigration in contemporary France.

Event coverage: The Role of Social Media During the Paris Crisis in Duke Today

Laurent Dubois on the Paris attacks: The Stade de France: A History in Fragments, Africa Is a Country


Negar Mottahedeh

Duke University

Negar Mottahedeh is Associate Professor in the Program in Literature and in the Women’s Studies Program at Duke University, a cultural critic, and film theorist specializing in interdisciplinary and feminist contributions to the fields of Middle Eastern Studies and Film Studies. She is the author of Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary Iranian…...

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Laurent Dubois

Duke University

Laurent Dubois is Professor of Romance Studies and History and the founder and Faculty Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University. From 2010 to 2013, he was the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory of the Franklin Humanities Institute. He is the author of six books, including…...

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