Please check the official program for all final rooms and any changes


Thursday, August 31, 2017

8:00 to 9:30am

Associational Life in Middle East and North Africa I

Hilton Union Square, Continental Parlor 1

Zuzana Hudakova; Shimaa Hatab; Parmida Esmaeilpour; Dana El Kurd; Augustus Richard Norton (chair); Denis J. Sullivan (discussant)

Transnational Diaspora Mobilizations

Hilton Union Square, Union Square 13

Maria V. Koinova, William Margulies; Nadejda K Marinova; Yohonatan Abramson; Katrina Burgess, Michael D. Tyburksi; Kelsey P. Norman (chair), Nikola Mirilovic (discussant) 

10:00 to 11:30am

Associational Life in Middle East and North Africa II

Hilton Union Square, Continental Ballroom 6

Luai Allarakia; Ozlem Tur, Sebnem Yardimci Geyikci; Bashir Tofangsazi; Abdul Wahab M. Kayyali; Augustus Richard Norton (chair); Denis H. Sullivan (discussant)

Empirical Studies in Political Violence: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond

Hilton Union Square, Franciscan D

Matthew Jacob Nanes; Austin Knuppe; Nakissa Puneh Jahanbani; James Lee; Morgan L. Kaplan (discussant)

12:00 to 1:30pm

Landscapes of Contention: Event Data Approaches to Mobilization in the MENA

Hilton Union Square, Union Square 14

Chantal Berman; Neil Ketchley; Ashley Anderson; Jillian Schwedler (chair); Steven Brooke (discussant)

2:00 to 3:30pm

Who Makes Foreign Policy? Ideas, Interests, and the Politics of Influence

Hotel Nikko, Carmel I

Jeffrey G. Karam; David M. Faris, Erin Snider; Kaija E. Schilde; Daniel W. Drezner (discussant)

Author Meets Critics: Fridays of Rage: Al Jazeera, the Arab Spring, & Political Islam

Hilton Union Square, Union Square 5 & 6

Sam Cherribi (author); Holli A. Semetko (chair); Robert M. Entman; Johanna Dunaway; Phillip Seib; Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

4:00 to 5:30pm

Author Meets Critics: “The Price of a Vote in the Middle East” (Corstange)

Parc 55, Cyril Magnin I

Daniel Corstange (author); Mark Tessler (chair); Melani Cammett; Daniel N. Posner; Michael L. Ross; Steven I. Wilkinson

Using Experimental Methods to Understand Politics in the Middle East

Hilton Union Square, Franciscan A

Justin Gengler, Bethany Shockley; Lindsay J. Benstead, Kristen Kao; Nicholas John Lotito; Steven Brooke; Sarah S. Bush (discussant); Elizabeth R. Nugent (discussant and chair)

Islam and Politics

Hilton Union Square, Golden Gate 4

Iona Emy Matesan; Nathanael Gratias Sumaktoyo; Vineeta Yadav; Sabri Ciftci; Mehran Kamrava (chair); Ariel Ahram (discussant)


Friday, September 1, 2017

8:00 to 9:30am

Politics and Religion in North-Africa and the Middle-East

Parc 55, Hearst

Ann Marie Wainscott; Sebnem Gumuscu; Annelle Sheline; Mona Oraby; Danielle Nicole Lussier (discussant)

10:00 to 11:30am

Legitimacy, Repression and Mobilization

Parc 55, Cyril Magnin III

Heidi Reynolds-Stenson; Sarah ElMasry, Neil Ketchley; Amy Austin Holmes; Kevin Mazur; Steven Brooke (chair); Mark Beissinger and Michael Weaver (discussants)

 12:00 to 1:30pm

Disaggregating Authoritarian Durability in the Middle East

Parc 55, Cyril Magnin I

Robert Kubinec; Sharan Grewal; Matt J. Buehler, Mehdi Ayari; Marwa Shalaby, Abdullah Aydogan; Lindsay J. Benstead (chair); Sean Yom (discussant)

2:00 to 3:30pm

Shifting Ground: Changes in Territorial Demands and the Location of Violence

Hilton Union Square, Franciscan C

Nadav G. Shelef; Bethany Lacina; David B. Carter, Morgan L. Kaplan, Kenneth A. Schultz; Michael W. Widmeier; Stephen M. Saideman (chair and discussant)

Politics in the Aftermath of Revolutions

Hilton Union Square, Golden Gate 4

Killian Clarke; Tuong Vu, Patrick Martin Van Orden; Lucan A. Way; Nicholas Rush Smith; Mark Beissinger (chair); Jack A. Goldstone (discussant)

Women’s Representation in Dictatorship and Democracy

Hilton Union Square, Plaza A

Lindsay J. Benstead; Sarah S. Bush, Par Zetterberg; Daniela Donno, Anne-Kathrin Kreft; Melanie M. Hughes, Elin Bjarnegard, Pamela Paxton; Amanda Clayton (chair); Alice Klang (discussant)


5:30 to 7:30pm

POMEPS Reception – Please RSVP Here

 Redford, 673 Geary St


Saturday, September 2, 2017 

10:00 to 11:30am

Rebel Governance, (Counter)State-Building, and Foreign Intervention

Hotel Nikko, Carmel I

Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Kimberly Howe; Romain Malejacq, William Reno; Zachariah Mampilly; Aisha S. Ahmad; Adam G. Lichtenheld (discussant)

Frustrated Hopes: Democratization in the Middle East

Parc 55, Sutro

Dumitru Ciocan; Youssef Chouhoud; Michael Robbins (chair and discussant)

Legitimate and Illegitimate Popular Contention in Comparative Perspective

Hilton Union Square, Union Square 21

Jillian M. Schwedler; Diana Fu; Erica S. Simmons; Dina Bishara; Ben William Ansell (chair); Sidney Tarrow and David J. Samuels (discussants)

12:00 to 1:30pm

Insights from Original Survey Research in the Middle East and North Africa

Parc 55, Balboa

Steven Brooke, Mazen Hassan; Matt J. Buehler, Curtis Bell; Calvert Jones, Jocelyn Sage Mitchell, Justin D. Martin; Mark Tessler; Amaney Jamal (chair); Sabri Ciftci (discussant)

Roundtable: In the Authoritarian Field: Reflections on Ethics, Risk, and Method

Parc 55, Cyril Magnin III

Adele Del Sordi (chair); Karrie J. Koesel; Gerasimos Tsourapas; Sean L. Yom; Christoph H. Stefes; Ilyas Saliba; Kris Ruijgrok; Jos Midas Bartman; Ariel Ahram

Israel at (almost) 70: The Quest for Legitimacy

Hilton Union Square, Golden Gate 6

Oded Haklai; Ronnie May Olesker; Uriel Abulof; Guy Be-Porat; Boaz Atzili and Yehonatan Abramson (discussants)

2:00 to 3:30pm

Political Competition, Religious Authority, and Orthodoxy in Muslim World

Hilton Union Square, Continental Parlor 8

Ahmet T. Kuru; Richard Nielsen; A. Kadir Yildrim; Marc Lynch (chair and discussant); Mirjam Kuenkler (discussant)

4:00 to 5:30pm

Labor and Authoritarian Legacies in Middle East and North African Contexts

Westin St. Francis, Yorkshire

Dina Bishara; Ian M. Hartshorn; Robert P. Parks; Ahmed Alhaddad; Stephen Crowley (chair); Teri L. Caraway (discussant)


Sunday, September 3, 2017

8:00 to 9:30am

New Approaches to Studying Migrants and Forced Migration

Hilton Union Square, Continental Parlor 9

Noelle K. Brigden; Daniel T. R. Masterson; Lama Mourad; Sarah E. Parkinson; Noora Anwar Lori (chair); Claire Leslie Adida (discussant)

POMEPS Guide to APSA 2017