Tid: 23/02/2024 16:00 til 23/02/2024 18:00

Sted: Københavns Universitet, South Campus, room 9A-1-01

Arrangør: Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier, Københavns Universitet

Book launch: The Fate of Third Worldism in the Middle East: Iran, Palestine and Beyond (København)

The event will feature a keynote intervention  by Professor Gilbert Achcar (SOAS, University of London) followed by a panel discussion on the book’s themes with panelists and contributors PhD Scholar Marral Shamshiri (London School of Economics), Associate Professor Toufoul Abou-Hodeib (University of Oslo), Associate Professor Pelle Valentin Olsen (University of Bergen), Associate Professor Rasmus Elling (University of Copenhagen) and Professor Sune Haugbolle (Roskidle University Centre).

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the authors and panelists, and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. After the event, there will be a reception.

All are welcome, but registration is required.

The 20 first signups will receive a free copy of The Fate of Third Worldism in the Middle East: Iran, Palestine and Beyond upon arrival at the event.

About the book

The Fate of Third Worldism in the Middle East, edited by Sune Haugbolle and Rasmus Elling, delves into the captivating and complex narrative of the actors, the implications and the dramatic decline of Third Worldism in the Middle East during the latter half of the twentieth century. This revolutionary idea, which promised universal emancipation through anti-imperialist militancy and international solidarity, could not stand in face of the historical realities such as the Islamic theocracy in Iran and the erosion of the Palestinian Revolution.

The Fate of Third Worldism in the Middle East reexamines this defining era by focusing on key protagonists, including student activists, guerrilla fighters, volunteer nurses, and militant intellectuals. Through a series of meticulously researched chapters, the book sheds light on the lived realities of the time and prompts the reader to rethink perennial questions surrounding self-determination, emancipation, change, and solidarity.

Facts on the book

Title The Fate of Third Worldism in the Middle East – Iran, Palestine and Beyond
Editors Rasmus C. Elling & Sune Haugbølle
Publisher Oneworld Academic
Language English
ISBN13 978-0-86154-728-9
Pages 320
Retail price DKK 334.95
Published 10 March 2023