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Discussion of Current Events in Political Science in the Middle East.

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Boko Haram: A Conversation with Alexander Thurston

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:11:49 +0000

On this week’s podcast, Alexander Thurston speaks about Boko Haram and its origins and growth. Thurston is an Assistant Professor of Teaching for African Studies Program at Georgetown University and a Fellow at the Wilson Center. His new book is

Call for Applications: 2018 Research Development Group for early-career scholars from the MENA

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:33:19 +0000

  The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from early-career scholars based in the MENA region who are interested in attending the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting as part of a Research Development Group.

Shia Islamic Movements: A Conversation with Laurence Louër

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:42:17 +0000

On this week’s podcast, Laurence Louër speaks with Marc Lynch Shia Islamic movements in the Middle East. She speaks about Bahrain’s situation. “It is really a case of what I call the domestication of Shia politics because Al-Wefaq was born

Targeted Call for Proposals: State strategies of proxy influence and conflict

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:05:22 +0000

Deadline for Initial Submission: December 15, 2017 Overview Numerous states are supporting political, religious, and armed groups and movements outside their borders. Carnegie Corporation of New York invites proposals for impact-designed work on strategies, consequences and alternatives to states’ use

Politics in South Yemen: A Conversation with Susanne Dahlgren

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:30:41 +0000

In this week’s podcast, Marc Lynch speaks with Susanne Dahlgren about Yemen. Dahlgren is the author of Contesting Realities: The Public Sphere and Morality in Southern Yemen, and is a Visiting Research Associate Professor at National University of Singapore as

The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps: A Conversation with Nadya S. Hajj

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00:06 +0000

This week’s podcast explores Palestinian refugees today, with guest Nadya S. Hajj, author of Protection Amid Chaos: The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps. “I started visiting [Palestinian refugee] camps in 2004. The camps looked really different than these

Sectarianism in the Gulf: A Conversation with Toby Matthiesen

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:27:59 +0000

On this week’s podcast, Marc Lynch speaks with Toby Matthiesen about sectarianism in the Gulf, particularly looking at Saudi Arabia and Iran. “What I’m going to try to do in my new project is to look at the impact of

Politics and the Welfare State in Iran: A Conversation with Kevan Harris

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:13:28 +0000

On this week’s POMEPS Podcast, Marc Lynch speaks with Kevan Harris about his new book, A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran.  Harris is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “In the

POMEPS Guide to MESA 2017

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:21:42 +0000

Please check the official program for all final rooms and any changes Saturday, November 18, 2017 5:30 to 7:30pm Session I Activism, Contestation, and Political Participation in the Middle East and North Africa Admed Abdrabou; Ellis Goldberg; James H. Sunday; Nadine

Call for Proposals – The Politics of Islam in Europe and North America

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:49:29 +0000

The politics of Islam in Europe and North America has become critically important across political science and related disciplines. The Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) and the Centre de recherches internationales (CERI) Sciences Po, Paris invite proposals for