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Feb
20
Thu
2020
Book Launch: “The Revolution Within: State Institutions and Unarmed Resistance in Palestine” by Dr. Yael Zeira @ Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505
Feb 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

POMEPS is proud to present the book launch of Dr. Yael Zeira’s new book, The Revolution Within: State Institutions and Unarmed Resistance in Palestine (Cambridge University Press, 2019) on February 20th, 2020 at 12PM at the Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505.

Dr. Zeira investigates the causes of individual participation in anti-regime resistance using original survey, interview, and archival research in the Palestinian Territories.

Yael Zeira is currently a professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Mississippi. She specializes in the causes and consequences of public opinion and political behavior in authoritarian and conflict settings in the Middle East. Her research has been published in the journals Comparative Political Studies and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Free copies of the book will be available for students

A light lunch will be provided

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Feb
26
Wed
2020
Book Launch: “Libya’s Fragmentation: Structure and Process in Violent Conflict” with Dr. Wolfram Lacher @ Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505
Feb 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

POMEPS is proud to present the book launch of Dr. Wolfram Lacher’s new book, Libya’s Fragmentation: Structure and Process in Violent Conflict (I.B. Tauris, 2020) on February 26, 2020 at 12PM at the Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505.

Dr. Lacher analyzes the forces that have shaped Libya’s trajectory since 2011. Questioning widely held assumptions about the role of Libya’s tribes in the revolution, he shows how war transformed pre-existing social structures and explains why Khalifa Haftar has been able to consolidate his sway over the northeast. Based on hundreds of interviews with key actors in the conflict, Lacher advances a new approach to the study of civil wars, placing the social ties of actors at the centre of analysis and exploring the link between violent conflict and social cohesion.

Wolfram Lacher is Senior Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). His research focuses on conflict dynamics in Libya and the Sahel region, and relies on frequent fieldwork. Lacher has published in many journals and media outlets, including Survival, Mediterranean Politics, Foreign Affairs and The Washington Post. He received his PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.

Free copies of the book will be available for students

A light lunch will be provided

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Apr
9
Thu
2020
Book Launch: “Coups and Revolutions: Mass Mobilization, the Egyptian Military, and the United States from Mubarak to Sisi” by Amy Austin Holmes @ Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505
Apr 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

POMEPS is proud to present the book launch of Dr. Amy Austen Holmes’s new book, Coups and Revolutions: Mass Mobilization, the Egyptian Military, and the United States from Mubarak to Sisi (Oxford University Press, 2019) on April 9, 2020 at 12PM at the Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505.

In 2011, Egypt witnessed more protests than any other country in the world. Counter to the received narrative, Amy Austin Holmes argues that the ousting of Mubarak in 2011 did not represent the culmination of a revolution or the beginning of a transition period, but rather the beginning of a revolutionary process that would unfold in three waves, followed by two waves of counterrevolution. This book offers the first analysis of both the revolution and counterrevolution in Egypt from January 2011 until June 2018.

Amy Austin Holmes is Associate Professor of Sociology at the American University in Cairo, Visiting Scholar at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University, and Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. She is the author of Social Unrest and American Military Bases in Turkey and Germany since 1945. Having spent a decade living in the Middle East through the period known as the Arab Spring, she has published numerous articles on Egypt, Turkey, Bahrain, and the Kurdish regions of Iraq and Syria. She has written about human rights violations including the Rabaa/Nahda massacre which she witnessed in August 2013; the crackdown on civil society; as well as the issue of US military aid to Egypt.

Free copies of the book will be available for students

A light lunch will be provided

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