Reflections on the Arab Uprisings POMEPS Studies 10 -- November 17, 2014 ‘Tis the season to reflect upon the course of the Arab uprisings. Over the last few weeks I have participated in three major workshops including nearly 50 scholars – and had to miss yet another in favor of a quick trip to Tunisia. It is not difficult to understand this intense urge to take stock, given the sorry state of the region and catastrophic results of virtually every one of the 2011 uprisings. The overblown criticisms of the field of Middle East political scien  ... Read more

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12:00 PM “The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE” — A Conversation with Michael Herb
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Dec 1 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
"The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE" -- A Conversation with Michael Herb @ Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Michael Herb is an associate professor of political science at Georgia State University. He is the author of All in the Family: Absolutism, Revolution, and Democracy [...]

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POMEPS Conversations

#42 — November 3, 2014. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Laurie A. Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California and Chair of the Middle East Studies Association’s Committee on Academic Freedom. Brand is the author of several works, including Citizens Abroad:  ... Read more

Past Events

Monday, June 16, 2014 11:28 AM
Melani Cammett is an associate professor of political science at Brown University, as well as a faculty fellow at Brown’s Watson Institute for International Studies and a faculty associate at the Population Studies and Training Center. She is the aut  ... Read more


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:39 PM
Lindsay Benstead of Portland State University recently published “Why do some Arab citizens see democracy as unsuitable for their country?” in Democratization. Benstead received a POMEPS Travel-Research-Engagement grant in spring 2012 to travel to Tunisia and Algeria to study electoral behavior. In her new article, based in part on her TRE research, Benstead argues that Arab citizens’ attitudes to  ... Read more

TRE Grants

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 East. The research should be in support of an ongoing academic research project. Grant recipients  ... Read more

POMEPS Publications

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:00 AM
Islamist Social Services POMEPS Studies 9 -- October 14, 2014 What do we really know about the provision of social services by Islamist movements? It’s hard to find a popular article about  ... Read more

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