Mar
19
Mon
2018
Revolution without Revolutionaries: A book discussion with Asef Bayat @ Elliott School for International Affairs, Linder Family Commons, Room 602
Mar 19 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Cover of Revolution without Revolutionaries by Asef Bayat

Asef Bayat will discuss his new book, Revolution without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring, (Stanford University Press, 2017) with POMEPS on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Elliott School for International Affairs, Linder Family Commons, Room 602. Setting the 2011 uprisings side by side with the revolutions of the 1970s, particularly the Iranian Revolution, this book reveals a profound global shift in the nature of protest: as acceptance of neoliberal policy has spread, radical revolutionary impulses have diminished.

Asef Bayat is the Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Life as Politics: How Ordinary People Change the Middle East (Stanford, 2009, 2013) and Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn (Stanford, 2007).

Free copies of the book will be available for students

A light lunch will be provided

~ Please RSVP below to attend ~

Mar
23
Fri
2018
Bedouins into Bourgeois: A book discussion with Calvert W. Jones @ Elliott School for International Affairs, Room 505
Mar 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Calvert W. Jones will discuss her new book, Bedouins into Bourgeois: Remaking Citizens for Globalization, (Cambridge University Press, 2017) with POMEPS on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Elliott School for International Affairs, Room 505. The book investigates an ambitious state-led social engineering campaign in the United Arab Emirates, where leaders aimed to encourage more entrepreneurial, market-friendly, patriotic, and civic-minded citizens. Extensive ethnography – including interviews with a ruling monarch – reveals the rulers’ reasoning and goals for social engineering, and illustrates how social engineering strategies that use nationalism to motivate citizens can have paradoxical effects.

Calvert W. Jones is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of Government & Politics. Her current research examines new approaches to citizen-building in the Middle East, with an emphasis on goals, mechanisms, and outcomes in state-led social engineering efforts.

Limited copies of the book will be available for students

A light lunch will be provided

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Apr
5
Thu
2018
POMEPS Reception at ISA 2018 @ Redford
Apr 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Please join POMEPS for a reception at the International Studies Association’s
Annual Convention in San Francisco:

Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Redford
637 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

RSVP Below

~event open to ISA conference participants only~