Call for Proposals: The politics of post-conflict reconstruction in the Middle East

With the onset of multiple wars, the politics of post-conflict reconstruction in the Middle East has acquired considerable urgency in the past few years. POMEPS, along with the Carnegie Middle East Center, invites proposals for short papers exploring questions related to for a workshop to be held at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut on January 31-February 1, 2018.

Questions to be explored might include, but are not limited to:

  • the political economy of reconstruction
  • post-conflict disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR)
  • the return of refugees and internally displaced persons
  • transitional justice and trauma
  • the role of international actors and organizations

Selected participants will be expected to circulate a short essay of approximately 2,000 words at least two weeks prior to the workshop. The workshop will discuss each paper intensively, and after revisions all papers will be published as an issue of the open access POMEPS Studies series. POMEPS will cover all travel expenses.

To submit a proposal, please email Stephanie Dahle ( a one paragraph description of the proposed paper and your CV in a single PDF by Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Participants should be at least a degree candidate (i.e. ABD –for those unfamiliar with the U.S. system, please note this means PhD candidates who have completed all coursework) or have a PhD in Political Science or related discipline.