April 30, 2013
Philip N. Howard is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. He directs the World Information Access Project (wiaproject.org) and the Project on Information Technology and Political Islam (pitpi.org). He is the author of The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. He teaches courses on research methods, politics online, and international development. Muzammil M. Hussain is a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington’s Department of Communication, and comparative international researcher at the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (CCCE) focusing on information infrastructure and social organization, and digital media and political participation.
Howard and Hussain will discuss their new book Democracy’s Fourth Wave: Digital Media and the Arab Spring.
*book signing and reception will follow*
*limited copies of the book will be available for GW students*
April 11, 2013
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.
April 5, 2013
The Project on Middle East Political Science is delighted to invite attendees of the International Studies Association Annual Convention 2013 in San Francisco to a reception with POMEPS!
April 3, 2013
Jenny 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.
March 20, 2013
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.
February 11, 2013
Three leading political scientists discussed elections in Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt.
Ellen Lust – Yale University
Lindsay Benstead – Portland State University
Matthew Buehler – University of Texas, Austin
Marc Lynch – George Washington University
January 24, 2013
Three leading political scientists discussed the outcomes and implications of Israel’s January 2013 parliamentary elections.
Yoram Peri – University of Maryland
Ilan Peleg – Lafayette College
Gershon Shafir – University of California, San Diego
Jonathan Rynhold – George Washington University, Bar-Ilan University
Marc Lynch – George Washington University
January 23, 2013
Amaney Jamal is Associate Professor of Politics at Princeton University, and she currently directs the Workshop on Arab Political Development. Jamal’s current research focuses on democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab World. She discussed her most recent book Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All?
November 19, 2012
The Project on Middle East Political Science was delighted to invite attendees of the 2012 Middle Eastern Studies Association Annual Meeting in Denver to the annual MESA reception!
Monday, November 19, 2012
6:00pm – 8:00pm
November 15, 2012
Michael Willis is a University Research Lecturer and King Mohamed VI Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies at the University of Oxford. He researches and teaches about politics, modern history and international relations of the Maghreb. He discussed his recent book, Politics and Power in the Maghreb: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco from Independence to the Arab Spring.