Islamist politics have been in a period of tremendous change since the Arab uprisings began in late 2010. After decades on the margins of political life in many Arab societies, Islamist parties were suddenly thrust into the center of post-uprisings politics. Yet, in 2014 two major developments reshaped Islamist politics on the ground and challenged long-standing assumptions: the rise of the Islamic State, and the Egyptian and regional repression of the Muslim Brotherhood. ... Read more
12:00 PM “The Other Saudis: Shiism, Disse...
“The Other Saudis: Shiism, Disse...
Mar 6 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Toby Matthiesen is a research fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He is the author of Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t (Stanford University[...]
12:00 PM “The Taming of Democracy Assista...
“The Taming of Democracy Assista...
Apr 22 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Sarah Bush is an assistant professor of political science at Temple University and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. She is the recipient of the 2014 Deborah “Misty” Gerner Grant for Professional[...]
Abdullah Al-Arian is an assistant professor of history at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. In fall 2014 Arian was a visiting scholar at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies. His research interests include Islamic social movements, U.S. relations with the Middle East, Islam and globalization, Islamic law and society, and the history of Islam ... Read more
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:21 PM
Jocelyne Cesari is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and W ... Read more
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:04 PM
Congratulations to summer 2012 TRE grantee Eric Lob on winning the 2013–14 Best Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year on a Topic of Iranian Studies Award from the Foundation for Iranian Studies. Lob’s dissertation, “An Institutional History of the Iranian Construction Jihad: From Inception to Institutionalization (1979-2011),” was supervised by Mirjam Künkler and is the first organizational history of t ... Read more
Friday, January 16, 2015 4:46 PM
The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST) at the University of Chicago offers a residential post-doctoral scholarship in Political Violence for the 2015-16 academic year. Working with Professors Benjamin Lessing and Paul Staniland, the fellow will contribute to a growing intellectual community ... Read more