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

Upcoming Events

6:00 PM ISA 2015 Reception
ISA 2015 Reception
Feb 19 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ISA 2015 Reception @ Café Adelaide & The Swizzle Stick Bar in the Loews Hotel | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States
The Project on Middle East Political Science is delighted to invite attendees of the International Studies Association Annual Convention 2015 in New Orleans to a reception with POMEPS! RSVP Here  
12:00 PM “The Other Saudis: Shiism, Disse...
“The Other Saudis: Shiism, Disse...
Mar 6 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
"The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism" – A Conversation with Toby Matthiesen @ Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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
"The Taming of Democracy Assistance" -- A Conversation with Sarah Bush @ Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
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[...]

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POMEPS Conversations

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

Past Events

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

POMEPS Publications

Monday, November 17, 2014 2:13 PM
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  ... Read more

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