In 2020, scholars found that between 15 million to 26 million Americans participated in the George Floyd protests, making it the largest social movement in U.S. history. Not mentioned was that this U.S. social movement was part of a decade-long spike in mass demonstrations across the globe. Beginning in 2010, mass protests swept dozens of countries across the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, toppling leaders and changing governments. Clinical Associate Professor and author Mona El-Ghobashy will unpack why this is, and how the protests are both similar and very different, during The Global Wave of Protest. Dr. Mona El-Ghobashy is an engaged scholar, Clinical Associate Professor at NYU Liberal Studies, and author of the award-winning book Bread and Freedom: Egypt's Revolutionary Situation, which advances an argument about how to study the turbulent politics of revolution beyond standard approaches and polemics. Her research examines the politics of law and courts, the varieties of protest, and the dynamics of limited elections in contemporary Egypt. We warmly encourage all attendees to join us and experience the unique global, interdisciplinary, and engaged perspective that is a hallmark of NYU Liberal Studies.