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
12:00 PM “The Other Saudis: Shiism, Disse...
“The Other Saudis: Shiism, Disse...
Mar 6 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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
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[...]
#47 — February 17, 2015. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Monica Marks, a visiting fellow at Columbia University's Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion and a doctoral fellow with the WAFAW program in Aix-en-Provence, France. Marks is a doctoral candidate at St Antony's College at ... Read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:52 PM
Dear POMEPS Community, It is with mixed emotions that we announce today that Mary Casey-Baker will be leaving the Project on Middle East Political Science after three and a half years as the POMEPS assistant director and assistant editor of ForeignPolicy.com’s Middle East Channel (2011-2014) and The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog (2014-present). Anyone who has worked with POMEPS in any way ... Read more
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:16 AM
“The Resource Curse in the Middle East and North Africa” May 2015 in Qatar – December 2015 in Kuwait The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from early-career scholars who would like to participate in the 2015 MENA Workshops program. This two-part ... Read more