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POMEPS Conversations is a series of short conversations between POMEPS Director Marc Lynch and prominent scholars in the field. Conversations cover a wide range of topics: issues specific to political science, the politics of particular countries in which scholars have expertise, or recently published works. These conversations were originally video recording and beginning in 2016, are now audio only podcasts. We hope that this will become a useful and important archive of the constantly evolving field of political science and the Middle East.

102. Lisel Hintz, April 19, 2017, Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum

101. Mohammed M. Hafez, April 10, 2017: Islamist Movements

100. Ora Szekely, April 3, 2017: Politics of Militant Group Survival

99. Lihi Ben Shitrit, March 27, 2017: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right

98. Afshon Ostovar, March 20, 2017: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

97. Chris Phillips, February 27, 2017: International Politics in Syria

96. Colin Kahl, February 20, 2017: Obama’s Foreign Policy

95.  Asli Ü. Bâli, February 13, 2017: Constitution Drafting

94. Michael Farquhar, February 6, 2017: Saudia Arabia’s influence

93. Nader Hashemi, Jan. 30, 2017: Iran Today

92. Marwan M. Kraidy, Dec 13, 2016: The Naked Blogger of Cairo

91. Merouan Mekouar, December 6, 2016: Protest and Mass Mobilization

90. Marwan Kraidy, November 29, 2016: Creativity and the Arab Uprisings

89. Walter Armbrust, November 22, 2016: Pop Culture and Egypt

88. Nathan Brown, November 16, 2016: Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics:

87. A. Kadir Yildirim, October 18, 2016: The Politics of Islamist Parties

86. Adria Lawrence, Oct. 11, 2016: Morocco’s Elections

85. David Patel, October 3, 2016: Boarders in the Middle East

84. Salim Yaqub, Sept. 26, 2016: Americans and Arabs in the 1970s

83. Diana Greenwald, Sept. 19, 2016: Postponed Palestinian Elections

82. Curtis Ryan, Sept. 16, 2016: Jordan’s Elections

81. Raymond Hinnebusch, August 29, 2016, Sectarian Dangers in the Middle East

80. Kevin Koehler, August 22, 2016, The role of militaries in Middle East

79. Monica Marks, August 15, 2016, Tunisia’s Ennahdha Party

78. André Bank, August 8, 2016, Jordanians on Syrian Refugees

77. Wendy Pearlman, August 1, 2016, Interviewing Displaced Syrians

76. Bassel Salloukh, July 25, 2016, New Forms of Sectarianism

75. Daniel Corstange, July 18, 2016, What We Can Learn from Syrian Refugees

74. Pete Moore, July 11, 2016, Political Economy & Refugees in Jordan

73. Sune Haugbølle, July 5, 2016: Leftist Groups in Middle East Political Science

72. Vickie Langohr, June 27, 2016: Sexual Harassment in Egypt

71. Reinoud Leenders, June 20, 2016: The Origins of Syria’s Crisis

71. Charles Kurzman, June 13, 2016: Iranian Revolution, Arab Uprisings, Mobilizations

70. Greg Gause, June 6, 2016: Saudi Arabia’s New Challenges

69. Kristin Fabbe, May 31, 2016: Crisis in Turkey

68. Rory McCarthy, Oxford University, May 23, 2016: Tunisia’s Ennadha party

67. Steffen Hertog, LSE, May 16, 2016: GCC economics.

66. Bessma Momani, University of Waterloo, May 9, 2016: Arab youth

65. Zaid al Ali, Princeton University, May 2, 2016: Constitutional drafting process in the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Uprisings.

64. Marwa Shalaby, Rice University, April 25, 2016: Status of women in politics in the Middle East.

63. Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Harvard University, April 18, 2016: War in Syria.

62. Erin Snider, Texas A&M University, April 11, 2016: Political economy of foreign aid in the Middle East.

61. Hind Ahmed Zaki, University of Washington, April 4, 2016: Women’s rights movements after the Uprisings.

60. Amaney Jamal, Princeton University, March 28, 2016: Future of political science in the Middle East.

59. Merouan Mekouar, York University, March 21, 2016: Morocco after the Uprisings.

58. Justin Gengler, Qatar University, March 14, 2016: Bahrain after the Uprisings.

57. Steven Brooke, Harvard University, March 10, 2016: Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

56. Sean L. Yom, Temple University, March 3, 2016: From Resilience to Revolution.

55. Michaelle Browers, Wake Forest University, February 25, 2016: New Middle East intellectuals.

54. Jillian Schwedler. Hunter College, CUNY, February 18, 2016: Effects of the Arab Uprising in Jordan.

53. Hesham Sallam, Stanford University, February 11, 2016: Egyptian revolution.

52. Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, February 4, 2016: Civil war in Yemen.

51.Lindsay J. Benstead, Portland State University, January 28, 2016: Gender and quotas in Middle East elections.

50. Michael Wahid Hanna & Thanassis Cambanis, The Century Foundation, January 21, 2016: Challenges facing Egypt today.

49. Nathan Brown, George Washington University, January 14, 2016: Egypt five years after the revolution

48. Sarah Bush, Temple University, May 7, 2015. Topics: Democracy Assistance, Jordan, and Tunisia

47. Monica Marks, St Antony’s College, Oxford. February 17, 2015. Topics: Islamist Movements, Politics, and Society in Tunisia

46. Raphaël Lefèvre, University of Cambridge. February 10, 2015. Topics: Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, Syrian Civil War, Lebanon

45. Richard A. Nielsen, MIT. February 2, 2015. Topics: Egypt, Radicalization, Jihadists

44. Abdullah Al-Arian, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. January 21, 2015. Topics: Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Youth Activism

43. Michael Herb, Georgia State University. December 29, 2014. Topics: Kuwait, UAE, Oil, Economic Development

42. Laurie A. Brand, November 3, 2014. University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Topics: National Narratives, Egypt, Algeria, Jordan

41. Melani Cammett, Brown University. October 30, 2014. Topics: Social Service Provision, Political Parties, Lebanon

40. Joel S. Migdal, University of Washington. October 21, 2014. Topics: U.S. Foreign Policy, Governance, Arab Uprisings

39. Hisham D. Aidi, Columbia University. September 26, 2014. Topics: Muslim Youth, Hip Hop, Activism

38. Norma Claire Moruzzi, University of Illinois at Chicago. September 17, 2014. Topics: Iranian Women, Education, Rouhani

37. Kaveh Ehsani, DePaul University. September 12, 2014. Topics: Iranian Politics, Rouhani, Khatami

36. Tarek Masoud, Harvard University. September 9, 2014. Topics: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Political Islam

35. Sheila Carapico, University of Richmond. April 16, 2014. Topics: Yemen, National Dialogue Conference, Drone Strikes

34. Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, Emory University. February 20, 2014. Topics: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic activism

33. François Burgat, Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman. February 7, 2014. Topics: Islamic movements

32. Thomas Hegghammer, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. January 30, 2014. Topics: jihadism, foreign fighters in Syria

31. David Faris, Roosevelt University. December 6, 2013. Topics: social media, activism, Egyptian revolution

30.  Ian Lustick, University of Pennsylvania. November 22, 2013. Topics: Israeli-Palestinian peace process

29.  Aboubakr Jamaï, Robert Bosch Foundation. November 8, 2013. Topics: Moroccan media, press freedom

28.  Toby Matthiesen, Cambridge University. November 1, 2013. Topics: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, sectarianism

27.  Adria Lawrence, Yale University. October 25, 2013. Topics: Morocco, nationalism, protest movements

26.  John Entelis, Fordham University. October 18, 2013. Topics: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, revolution

25.  James Toth, New York University Abu Dhabi. October 10, 2013. Topics: Egypt, anthropology, Sayyid Qutb

24.  Nathan J. Brown, The George Washington University. August 27, 2013. Topics: Egyptian military, Muslim Brotherhood, constitution

23.  Jenny White, Boston University. August 19, 2013. Topics: Turkish nationalism, polarization

22.  Philip Howard & Muzammil Hussain, University of Washington. August 13, 2013. Topics: Digital media, Arab Uprisings

21.  Mark Tessler, University of Michigan. June 18, 2013. Topics: Arab Barometer, survey research

20.  Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland. June 7, 2013. Topics: Arab public opinion, identity

19.  Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. May 7, 2013. Topics: Yemen, Lebanon, Islamism

18.  Christopher Davidson, Durham University. March 21, 2013. Topics: Gulf politics, monarchies

17.  Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University. February 25, 2013. Topics: Tunisia, Algeria, elections

16.  Matthew Buehler, University of Texas, Austin. February 18, 2013. Topics: Moroccan Islamist politics, Mauritania

15.  Ellen Lust, Yale University. February 13, 2013. Topics: Jordanian elections, participation, reform

14.  Gershon Shafir, University of California, San Diego. February 4, 2013. Topics: social biographies, Israeli/Palestinian peace process

13.  Ilan Peleg, Lafayette College. January 28, 2013. Topics: Israeli election, identity politics, Israeli/Palestinian peace process

12.  Michael Willis, Oxford University. December 20, 2012. Topics: Maghreb, Algeria, revolution

11.  Nathan J. Brown, The George Washington University. December 12, 2012. Topics: Egypt, constitution, law, Muslim Brotherhood

10.  Kristin Smith Diwan, American University. December 10, 2012. Topics: Kuwait, elections, protest movements

9.  Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University. November 30, 2012. Topics: Syria, refugees, non-violent protest movements

8.  Jillian Schwedler, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. November 16, 2012. Topics: Jordan, protest movements

7.  Jason Brownlee, University of Texas, Austin. November 2, 2012. Topics: Egypt, U.S. foreign policy, democracy, Brownlee’s new book Deterring Democracy

6.  David Patel, Cornell University. October 24, 2012. Topics: Iraq, institutions, Middle East Studies

5.  Joshua Stacher, Kent State University. September 24, 2012. Topics: Egypt, Syria, Stacher’s new book Adaptable Autocrats

4.  Curtis Ryan, Appalachian State University. September 19, 2012. Topic: Jordan

3.  F. Gregory Gause, III, University of Vermont. September 12, 2012. Topics: Middle East Studies, Saudi Arabia, monarchy, and the GCC

2.  M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University. April 17, 2012. Topics: The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, Libya, Egypt, international law

1.  Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University. February 8, 2012. Topic: Carbon Democracy, Mitchell’s recently published book on oil

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