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HRI Lunchtime Seminar: Jeremy Pressman

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Virtual Event: Open to All

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:30-2:00 p.m. Virtual Event

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Please join us for the Human Rights Institute lunchtime seminar with Jeremy Pressman and Elannah Devin entitled: “Antiracism and the transnational spread of protests in 2020: Issue Priorities, Solidarity, and Adaptation.”

The US protests after George Floyd’s murder sparked protests in countries worldwide. This project documents those protests. We then use this moment to re-examine two concepts, protest diffusion and emulation. We hypothesize that Saideman’s (2012) understanding of the four lessons protestors learn as protest information spreads neglects a fifth option, issue prioritization. We also consider how the decision to emulate US protests involved both solidarity with US antiracism and adaptation to local issues.

Jeremy Pressman is an associate professor of political science and director of Middle East Studies at the University of Connecticut. He co-directs the Crowd Counting Consortium. He is author of The sword is not enough: Arabs, Israelis, and the limits of military force (Manchester University Press, 2020).

Elanah Devin is an undergraduate and political science major at the University of Connecticut.


Imge Akaslan,

Human Rights Institute (primary), Dodd Human Rights Impact, History Department, UConn Master Calendar

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