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

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 [...]
12:00 PM Rouhani’s Iran
Rouhani’s Iran
Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Rouhani's Iran @ Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
President Hassan Rouhani’s election in 2013 appeared to signal a shift in Iranian politics and international affairs. Join POMEPS for a reflection on social [...]

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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, August 27, 2014 2:21 PM
APSA 2014 madness is descending on Washington. The POMEPS team is looking forward to the following panels focused on Middle East politics – many including POMEPS contributors and TRE grantees.  ... 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, 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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