Policing and Protests: Insights from the Middle-East

Crown Conversation* with Youssef El Chazli
(Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle-East Studies, Brandeis University (Massachusetts) and member of the Core-Team of the DREAM-Project)

Crown Conversations 3 (Summary) — The killing of an African-American man, George Floyd, by police in Minneapolis on May 25 triggered a wave of protests and acts of civil disobedience throughout the United States. These protests were accompanied by demonstrations of solidarity across the globe. In this Crown Conversation, we asked three members of the Crown Center research team—Hayal Akarsu, Yazan Doughan, and Youssef El Chazli—to reflect on how their research on related topics in Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt sheds light on aspects of this global moment of mobilization, demand for police reform, and reexamination of racial and social inequalities.

Hayal Akarsu is a Junior Research Fellow.
Yazan Doughan is the Neubauer Junior Research Fellow.
Youssef El Chazli is a Junior Research Fellow.
Naghmeh Sohrabi is the Director for Research and the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History.
David Siddhartha Patel is the Associate Director for Research.

Please find the Full Text of the conversation (PDF) here.

*Crown Conversations draw on the wealth of regional expertise at the Crown Center in order to focus on recent developments in the Middle East with two goals: to draw attention to aspects of ongoing events that are overlooked in the U.S. news media and to provide insights into the wider regional and global implications of the news.

https://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/crown-conversations/index.html