The International Studies Association’s 56th Annual Convention kicks off tomorrow, February 18 in New Orleans. The POMEPS team is looking forward to a wide array of panels focused on the Middle East and North Africa and to seeing new and familiar faces at the POMEPS reception Thursday, February 19. All ISA attendees are cordially invited to a reception with POMEPS from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Café Adelaide & The Swizzle Stick Bar in the Loews Hotel. Please RSVP here and we look forward to seeing you in New Orleans! 

A selection of Middle East panels at ISA:

WB44: Religion And Foreign Policy

When: Wednesday, February 18, 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Where: Prince of Wales, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Chair: Barak Mendelsohn (Haverford College), Laura Weis (University of Notre Dame), May Darwich (University of Edinburgh/ German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)), and Bryan Daves (Yeshiva University)

 

WC53: The “Arab Uprisings” From Contestation To Institutionalization: Origins And Trajectories Of Social Movements

When: Wednesday, February 18, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Where: Bridge, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Arne F. Wackenhut (University of Gothenburg), Nizar Messari (Al Akhawayn), Waleed Hazbun (American University of Beirut), Mehmet Öztürk (Abant Izzetbaysal University ), Konstantina Androniki Kostami (Complutense University of Madrid (UCM)), Mark Ayyash (Mount Royal University ), and Chantal Lavallée (Université de Montréal)

 

WD10: Reimagining Autonomy: The Middle East In A Globalized World

When: Wednesday, February 18, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Where: Belle Chasse, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Ora B. Szekely (Clark University), Alexander D. Barder (Florida International University), Morten Valbjorn (Aarhus University), Helle E. Malmvig (DIIS, Danish Institute for International Studies), Karim Makdisi (American University of Beirut), Waleed Hazbun (American University of Beirut), and Coralie Pison Hindawi (American University of Beirut, Lebanon).

 

WD06: World Theories And Area-Studies: Bridging The Gap In Middle East Studies

When:Wednesday, February 18, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Where:Louisiana Ballroom II, Loews New Orleans

Roundtable featuring: Amaney Jamal (Princeton University), Marwa Daoudy (Georgetown University), Bahgat Korany (American University Cairo), Meliha Altunisik (Middle East Technical University), and Marc Lynch (George Washington University)

 

WD41: Theorizing US-Israeli Relations

When: Wednesday, February 18, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Where: Quarterdeck A, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Benjamin Miller (University of Haifa), John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago), Shaiel Ben-Ephraim (University of Calgary, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies), Or Honig (Tel Aviv University), Khalil M. Marrar (Governors State University ), Jonathan Rynhold (Bar-Ilan University), Ziv Rubinovitz (Emory University), and Eyal Bar (Arizona State University)

 

TA24: Religion In Middle East Politics

When: Thursday, February 19, 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: Grand Salon 9, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Siavash Saffari (Columbia University), Anthony Tirado Chase (Occidental College), Barbara Zollner (Birkbeck College), Alhasan Haidar (Tec- Monterry- Campus Guadalajara), Muhammad Atif Khan (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Grenoble, France), Andrew Delatolla (London School of Economics and Political Science), and Mohammad Tabaar (Texas A & M University)

 

TC27: Security Studies In The Middle East: Challenges And Opportunities

When: Thursday, February 19, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Where: Grand Salon 24, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Roundtable featuring: Allison Hodgkins (American University in Cairo), Holger Albrecht (American University in Cairo), Waleed Hazbun (American University of Beirut), Coralie Pison Hindawi (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Karim Makdisi (American University of Beirut), and Ali Bilgic (Bilkent University)

 

FA34: After The Arab Spring: Democrats, Autocrats And Conflict

When: Friday, February 20, 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: Grand Salon 19, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Seyit Ali Avcu (Kyrgyz-Turk Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan), Deina A. Abdelkader (University of Massachusetts), Kristian Alexander (Zayed University), Sameer Lalwani (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Rula Jabbour (University of Nebraska at Lincoln)

 

FB29: Micro-Foundations And Spatial Dimensions Of The Syrian Conflict

When: Friday, February 20, 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Where: Grand Salon 6, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Marc Lynch (George Washington University), Andre Bank (German Institute for Global and Area Studies), Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University), Laura Ruiz de Elvira (Phillips Universitat Marburg), Holger Albrecht (American University in Cairo)/Kevin Koehler (American University in Cairo)/ Dorothy Smith (George Washington University), and Justin Schon (Indiana University)

 

FB67: Iraq After America Left: A New Phase Of War?

When: Friday, February 20, 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Where: Norwich, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Srini Sitaraman (Clark University), Sharon R. Murphy (Nazareth College), Marc R. DeVore (University of St. Andrews (UK)), Scott Fitzsimmons (University of Limerick), Andrew Shaver (Princeton University), and Timothy C. Lehmann (Excelsior College)

 

FB08: Understanding The ‘Arab Spring’

When: Friday, February 20, 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Where: HEC B, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Arne F. Wackenhut (University of Gothenburg), Bryan Daves (Yeshiva University), Manpreet Sohanpal (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Marc J. O’Reilly (Heidelberg University), Emily Elisabeth Jones (Heidelberg University), Kemal Ciftci (Giresun University), Witold Mucha (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI)), and Nawal S. Mustafa (London School of Economics)

 

FC46: Identity And Foreign Policy In The Middle East

When: Friday, February 20, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Where: Grand Salon 4, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Bahgat Korany (American University Cairo), Filippo Dionigi (London School of Economics and Political Science), Magdalena Charlotte Delgado (London School of Economics), Mona Farag (University of Exeter), May Darwich (University of Edinburgh/ German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)), Hsinyen Lai (University of Edinburgh), and Abdul-Wahab Kayyali (George Washington University)

 

FC69: Turkey’s Public Diplomacy

When: Friday, February 20, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Where: Salon 6, Le Meridian

Featuring: Philip Seib (University of Southern California), James Pamment (University of Texas at Austin), Hootan Shambayati (Florida Gulf Coast University), Efe Sevin (Kadir Has University), Mehmet Evren Eken (University of London), Gaye Aslı Sancar (Galatasaray University), and Senem Cevik (Ankara University)

 

FD44: The Syrian Civil War As A Transnational Conflict

When: Friday, February 20, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Where: Prince of Wales, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Alhasan Haidar (Tec- Monterry- Campus Guadalajara), Khatchik Derghoukassian (University of San Andrés), Laia Balcells (Duke University)/ Lionel Beehner (Yale University), Scott Gates (Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Norwegian University of Science and Technoogy (NTNU)), Didier Leroy (Royal Military Academy of Belgium)

 

SB39: Unrest In The Middle East

When: Saturday, February 21, 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Where: Steering, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Fulvio Attina (Catania University), Lionel Beehner (Yale University), Stephen D. Wrage (United States Naval Academy), Gustav Meibauer (London School of Economics and Political Science), Bugra Sari (Gazi University – Bilkent University), Erdem Ceydilek (Bilkent University), Cenap Cakmak (Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey), and Thomas A. Juneau (University of Ottawa)

 

SB71: Migration Governance In The Post-‘Arab Spring’ Middle East

When: Saturday, February 21, 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Where: Salon 1, Le Meridian

Featuring: James F. Hollifield (Southern Methodist University), Asli Ilgit (Cukurova University), Audie Klotz (Syracuse University), Kelsey Pearce Norman (University of California, Irvine), Lama Mourad (University of Toronto), and Rana B. Khoury (Northwestern University)

 

SA02: Vying For Regional Supremacy In The Middle East: Iran, Saudi Arabia And Turkey

When: Saturday, February 21, 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: Versailles Ballroom, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Mehran Kamrava (Georgetown University-Qatar), Md Abdul Gaffar (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Mahmood Monshipouri (San Francisco State University), Alper Kaliber (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University), Senem Aydin-Duzgit (Istanbul Bilgi University), and Ivan Sascha Sheehan (University of Baltimore)

 

SC03: Multiple Facets Of ‘Islamism’

When: Saturday, February 21, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Where: Jefferson Ballroom, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Featuring: Barak Mendelsohn (Haverford College), Alhasan Haidar (Tec- Monterry- Campus Guadalajara), Kursad S. Turan (Gazi University), Jonathon Patrick Whooley (University of Florida), Amal I. Khoury (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Christina Hellmich (University of Reading), Muqtedar Khan (University of Delaware), and Jikon Lai (The University of Melbourne)

 

SD34: Turkey In/And The Middle East

When: Saturday, February 21, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Where: Grand Salon 19, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Yasemin Akbaba (Gettysburg College), Salih Dogan (Turgut Ozal University), Bilgin Ayata (Freie Universität Berlin), and Haluk Özdemir (Kırıkkale Üniversitesi)

 

POMEPS Guide to ISA 2015

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