Optimism: The Ultimate Revolutionary Act

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Sunday 11th March, 2012

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

It takes optimism to launch revolutions, to believe that you can end decades of dictatorship and that you deserve freedom and dignity. Why are the people of the Middle East and North Africa - all too aware of the challenges they face in rising up to despots - more optimistic about their revolutions and uprisings than those outside the region - who all too often take for granted their own freedoms?

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Mona Eltahawy


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  • jeremydaly
  • James Slezak
  • Mona Eltahawy
  • Rohan Jayasekera
  • Sama'an Ashrawi
  • Shrupti Shah
  • Todd Nolley

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  • Jigar Mehta
  • Matthew Levine
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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Sun 11th March 2012


Ballroom EF, Austin Convention Center

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