Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:36 AM
Visions of Gulf Security POMEPS Studies 25 -- March 25, 2014 The turbulence in Gulf security politics today is difficult to miss: unusually sharp public splits in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), rising sectarian tensions, tough moves against the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements, and markedly harsh crackdowns on even minor forms of public dissent. Gulf elites are openly airing profound doubts about the future of the U.S. regional role, worries about blowback from Syria, and fears about the implications of  ... Read more

Past Events

Monday, March 31, 2014 9:34 AM
Monica Marks discusses political Islam, youth politics, and the Tunisian constitutions with comments by Dr. William Lawrence. Monica Marks is a  ... Read more

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, April 23, 2014 9:00 AM
POMEPS has had the pleasure of hosting numerous book launches with top-notch scholars in the field of political science since 2010. That being said, it is impossible to showcase all of the excellent work being published by Middle East scholars, though we wish we could. Over the next few weeks we'll be featuring some of the fascinating books released in 2013 and winter 2014 on the POMEPS Blog. Today, we're delighted to highlight Madawi Al-Rasheed's 2013 book A Most Masculine State: Gender, Politics and Religion in Saudi Arabia (Cambridge University Press). A Most  ... Read more


Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:45 PM
Brown University is seeking an Associate Director, Middle East Studies to provide critical leadership and direction in support of programmatic initiatives, strategic growth and curricular development.  Middle East Studies at Brown is in a transition period of rapid growth and the position offers an exciting opportunity for motivated and highly organized individuals to institutionalize an agenda-driven program grounded in Brown’s  ... Read more


Friday, February 28, 2014 10:59 AM
The Project on Middle East Political Science is delighted to announce a call for proposals for Fall/Winter 2014 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

POMEPS Briefings

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 PM
Rethinking Islamist Politics POMEPS Briefing 24 – February 11, 2014 The Arab uprisings of 2011 radically reshaped the environment within which Islamist movements had evolved over the preceding decades, causing rapid, disorienting changes  ... Read more

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