Protection Amid Chaos: Book Discussion with Nadya Hajj @ Elliott School for International Affairs, Lindner Commons, Room 602
Jan 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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Nadya Hajj will join POMEPS to discuss her new book, Protection Amid Chaos: The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps (Columbia University Press, 2016) on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 12:00pm. The product of two hundred of interviews with refugees, this book focuses on Palestinians living in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan as they develop binding claims on assets and resources in challenging political and economic spaces.

Hajj is an assistant professor of political science at Wellesley College. Her research focuses on the origins of institutions and the formation of property rights with respect to private assets. The discussion will be moderated by POMEPS director Marc Lynch of George Washington University, and there will be time reserved for audience questions.

Limited copies of the book will be available for students.

There will be a light lunch.

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Islamist Politics in the Middle East and North Africa @ Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
Jan 25 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Carthage Mosque
The past decade has witnessed major changes as Islamist parties and movements across the Middle East and North Africa were democratically elected, ousted from power, formed coalitions, splintered internally, faced increasing repression, and governed. This panel of top scholars will discuss innovative new political science research on Islamist movements and parties, examining who votes for these organizations, their internal dynamics, and how our study of them continues to evolve.


Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University

Steven Brooke, University of Louisville

Quinn Mecham, Brigham Young University

Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College, CUNY

Joas Wagemakers, Utrecht University

Moderated by: 

Marc Lynch – George Washington University 

For background on the state of Islamist movements and the politics of religion in the MENA region, read POMEPS Studies 27, Local Politics and Islamist Movements, POMEPS Studies 26, Adaptation Strategies of Islamist Movements, POMEPS Studies 17, Evolving Methodologies in the Study of IslamismPOMEPS Studies 12 Islam in the IS AgePOMEPS Studies 15, Islam in International Order, and POMEPS Briefing 28, The Gulf’s Escalating Sectarianism.

 This event is part of a special series on Islam in a Changing Middle East supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

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