Marc Lynch sat down with Jillian Schwedler to discuss economic development and the effects of the Arab Spring in Jordan. Schwedler, a member of the POMEPS Steering Committee, is the author of Policing and Prisons in the Middle East: Formations and Coercion and Faith in Moderation: Islamist parties in Jordan and Yemen.
Jillian Schwedler is a professor in the department of political science at Hunter College and a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. Her research focuses on political Islam, political geography, and social movements. She received her PhD in politics from New York University (NYU) in 2000 and holds MA and BA degrees from that institution in Middle East studies.
See more from Schwedler:
Why ‘Islamism’ Does Not Help Us Understand the Middle East. POMEPS Evolving Methodologies in the Study of Islamist Politics symposium (February 8, 2016).
Why academics can’t get beyond moderates and radicals. The Monkey Cage (February 12, 2015).
POMEPS Conversation #8: Jordan and Unrest (November 12, 2012).