UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Building democracy and accountability through labour movements in Lebanon

21 March 2024, 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

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Join us for a Director's Seminar with Anne Kirstine Rønn, Postdoctoral Fellow at LSE Middle East Centre.

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UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


G29 JZ Young Lecture Theatre
UCL Anatomy Building
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Anne-Kirstine Rønn is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Aarhus University and has been awarded a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Her research explores opposition movements in ethno-religiously divided societies with a particular focus on Lebanon and Iraq. In her PhD, she investigated the challenges protesters in Lebanon’s 2019 October Uprising faced when seeking to build solidarity between citizens across sects, class and geographical divides. Her postdoctoral research focuses on the Lebanese and Iraqi labor movements and examines their potential as oppositional forces against the ruling elites of the two countries. Specifically, she investigates the dynamics of trade unions and other alternative forms of labour mobilisation in the aftermath of the 2019 uprisings.

Anne-Kirstine holds a BA in Political Science from University of Copenhagen and an MA in International Studies from Aarhus University with an exchange semester in International Relations at the Lebanese American University in Beirut.


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Deliberative democracy: Rethinking democracy for 21st century prosperity

This Director’s Seminars and Soundbites series provides a thought-provoking exploration of the contemporary discussions surrounding deliberative democracy's structure and form, as well as the possibilities for renewing democracy. It aims to stimulate critical thinking and foster open dialogues regarding the challenges confronting us.

The Director's Seminars are an opportunity for audiences to get an in-depth theoretical perspective on sustainable and inclusive prosperity. These Seminars are given by academics who are pushing for new ways of thinking and new ways of researching society's grand challenges.

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