Iraq Between Maliki and the Islamic State POMEPS Briefings #24 -- July 9, 2014 Iraq’s long-simmering political conflicts and violence erupted in June with the stunning capture of Mosul and advances toward Baghdad by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The collapse of the Iraqi army and the rapid seizure of territory by ISIS took most observers by surprise, but the crisis had been developing for years. This POMEPS Briefing collects more  ... Read more

Upcoming Events

6:00 PM APSA 2014 Reception
APSA 2014 Reception
Aug 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
APSA 2014 Reception @ Lillies Restaurant and Bar | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to invite attendees of the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2014 in Washington, D.C. to [...]
12:00 PM “Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt” – A Conversation with Tarek Masoud
“Counting Islam: Religion, Class…
Sep 5 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
"Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt" - A Conversation with Tarek Masoud  @ Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Tarek Masoud is an associate professor of public policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is the co-editor of Problems and Methods [...]

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POMEPS Conversations

#35 — April 16, 2014. The George Washington University's Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies and coordinator of the international studies program at the University of Richmond. She is the author of Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of activism in Modern Arabia  ... Read more


Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:26 PM
The recent escalation of violence in Gaza has prompted new debate and reignited old questions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here is a selection of important articles from The Monkey Cage and The Washington Post that help to put the current crisis into its broader political perspective: - Gaza and the U.N.’s dilemmas of protection, by Alex J. Bellamy (July 30, 2014): "Gaza offers a sober reminder of the limits of what outsiders can do in the face of deeply  ... Read more

POMEPS Opportunities

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:15 PM
The Project on Middle East Political Science is delighted to announce a call for proposals for Spring/Summer 2015 POMEPS Travel – Research – Engagement grants. The competition is open to academic political scientists at career stages from PhD students to senior faculty from any institution, and is not restricted to U.S. citizens or residents. Awards of up to $3,000 will be offered to support research travel to the broader Middle  ... Read more


Monday, July 21, 2014 1:14 PM
The Munathara Initiative is seeking highly motivated Arabic speakers for two positions based in Tunisia. The Munathara Initiative is an award-winning, grassroots forum aiming to give the Arab youth a voice in debates that discuss some of the region’s most pressing political and social issues. By broadening participation through channels like our website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as live regional debates, we are establishing an open, pan-Arab, audience-driven forum for  ... Read more

POMEPS Publications

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:03 AM
The Ethics of Research in the Middle East POMEPS Studies 8 -- July 2, 2014 What are the ethical obligations of an academic studying today’s Middle East? Have the Arab uprisings changed  ... Read more

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