The Arab uprisings of 2011 shook the societies and politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Join POMEPS for this panel that examines how these dramatic shifts have created both new openings and challenges for women in the region.
Ellen McLarney joined POMEPS to discuss her recent release, Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening (Princeton University Press 2015). Ellen McLarney is an assistant professor of Arabic literature and culture at Duke University.
On February 1, 2016, Sean L. Yom joined POMEPS to discuss his recent release, From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East (Columbia University Press 2015). Sean L. Yom is an assistant professor of political science at
Five years after the Arab uprisings that shook the Middle East, the region has witnessed the rise and fall of democratically elected Islamist parties and the shocking influence of violent movements such as the Islamic State. On January 28, 2016, three panelists joined POMEPS
On November 5, 2015, Avi Max Spiegel joined POMEPS to discuss his recent release, Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World (Princeton University Press 2015). Avi Spiegel is an assistant professor of political science and
On October 29, 2015, POMEPS hosted a conversation with Jason Brownlee, Tarek Masoud and Andrew Reynolds about their new book The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. Jason Brownlee is an associate professor of government and Middle Eastern Studies
Mark Tessler is a Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of political science at the University of Michigan and co-directs the Arab Barometer Survey project. His research examines the nature, determinants, and political implications of attitudes and values held by ordinary
Toby Matthiesen is a research fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He is the author of Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t (Stanford University Press, 2013). POMEPS hosted
Sarah Bush is an assistant professor of political science at Temple University and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. She is the recipient of the 2014 Deborah “Misty” Gerner Grant for Professional Development awarded by the International
Jocelyne Cesari is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and visiting associate professor in the department of government at Georgetown University. She directs the Berkley Center’s Islam in World Politics program and the “Islam