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David Faris is assistant professor of Political Science at Roosevelt University where he teaches Egyptian and Middle Eastern Politics. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Pennsylvania University. David Faris discussed his new book Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt.
 

This event was sponsored in cooperation with the Institute for Middle East Studies and US Department of Education’s Title VI National Resource Center Grant for the Middle East.

Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age

 

 

 

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Sectarian GulfToby Matthiesen is a research fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He has published in The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Middle East Journal, and Middle East Report, and has done extensive fieldwork in the Middle East during the Arab Spring. He previously worked as a Gulf Consultant for the International Crisis Group. Matthiesen discussed his new book Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t.

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The panel discussed the Arab Uprisings and Moroccan protest movement.

Panelists:
Adria Lawrence Yale University
Ahmed Benchemsi Stanford University
Aboubakr Jamai – Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow with the Bosch Foundation, editor of the French version of Lakome.com

Moderated by:
Marc Lynch – George Washington University

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SayyidQutbJames Toth is an anthropologist who studies Egypt, the Arab world, and the wider Islamic community. He has taught at the American University of Cairo and at Northeastern University, and since 2011, has worked at New York University in Abu Dhabi. He is the author of Rural Labor Movements in Egypt and Their Impact in the State, 1961-1992. Toth discussed his recent release Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual.

“Sayyid Qutb” – A Conversation with James Toth from Mary Casey on Vimeo.

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The World Through Arab Eyes

September 26, 2013

1364496052Telhami-The_WorldShibley Telhami, Nathan J. Brown, and Marc Lynch discussed new trends in Arab public opinion, and Telhami discussed his recent release The World Through Arab Eyes.

Panelists:
Shibley Telhami – University of Maryland
Nathan J. Brown – George Washington University
Marc Lynch – George Washington University

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9781780765211 (2)Stacey Philbrick Yadav is an assistant professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, specializing in comparative politics of the Middle East. Her research focuses on the role of Islamist organizations in the transformation of public spheres, concentrating on research in Lebanon, Yemen, Egypt, and Israel. She discussed her new book Islamists and the State.

 

 

 

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Christopher Davidson is a reader in Middle East Politics in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University, a former visiting associate professor at Kyoto University, and a former assistant professor at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. He is the author of several books on the politics and international affairs of the Gulf states, including Abu Dhabi: Oil and Beyond, Dubai: The Vulnerability of Success, and The Persian Gulf and Pacific Asia: From Indifference to Interdependence.

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j9884Jenny White is an associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the anthropology department at Boston University. She is the former president of the Turkish Studies Association and of the American Anthropological Association Middle East Section, and sits on the board of the Institute of Turkish Studies. She is the author of Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics (2002, winner of the 2003 Douglass Prize for best book in Europeanist anthropology) and Money Makes Us Relatives: Women’s Labor in Urban Turkey (second edition, London: Routledge, 2004). She also has written three historical novels set in 19th century Istanbul, The Sultan’s Seal (2006), The Abyssinian Proof (2008), and The Winter Thief (2010). She spoke about her recent publication Muslim Nationalists and the New Turks. [click to continue…]

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Three leading political scientists discuss elections in Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt.

Panelists:
Ellen Lust  Yale University
Lindsay Benstead  Portland State University
Matthew Buehler  University of Texas, Austin

Moderated by:
Marc Lynch – George Washington University

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Elections in Israel

February 6, 2013

Three leading political scientists discussed the outcomes and implications of Israel’s January 2013 parliamentary elections.

Panelists:
Yoram Peri – University of Maryland
Ilan Peleg Lafayette College
Gershon Shafir University of California, San Diego
Jonathan Rynhold – George Washington University, Bar-Ilan University

Moderated by:
Marc Lynch – George Washington University

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