POMEPS Middle East Podcasts

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POMEPS Conversations is a series of short conversations between POMEPS Director Marc Lynch and prominent scholars in the field. Conversations cover a wide range of topics: issues specific to political science, the politics of particular countries in which scholars have expertise, or recently published works. These conversations were originally video recording and beginning in 2016, are now audio only podcasts. We hope that this will become a useful and important archive of the constantly evolving field of political science and the Middle East.

173. Sherine Hafez, November 5, 2020: Women of the Midan

172. Elizabeth Nugent, October 29, 2020: After Repression

171. Anne Marie Baylouny, October 22, 2020: When Blame Backfires

170. Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, October 15, 2020: Quagmire in Civil War

169. Hiba Bou Akar, October 8, 2020: For the Yet to Come

168. Nadav Shelef, October 1, 2020: Homelands

167. Aili Tripp, September 24, 2020: Seeking Legitimacy

166. Amr Adly, September 17, 2020: Cleft Capitalism

165. Pascal Menoret, September 10, 2020: Graveyard of Clerics

164. Laleh Khalili, September 3, 2020: Sinews of War and Trade

163. Catherine Herrold, June 12, 2020: Delta Democracy

162. Fanar Haddad, June 5, 2020: Understanding ‘Sectarianism’

161. Samuel Helfont, May 29, 2020: Compulsion in Religion

160. Sara Pursley, May 22, 2020: Familiar Futures

159. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, May 15, 2020: Qatar and the Gulf Crisis

158. Noah Salomon, May 8, 2020: For Love of the Prophet

157. Steven Brooke, April 30, 2020: Winning Hearts and Votes

156. Salwa Ismail, April 24, 2020:  The Rule of Violence

155. Ceren Lord, April 17, 2020: Religious Politics in Turkey

154. Omar Dewachi, April 10, 2020: Ungovernable Life

153. Daniel Nexon, April 3, 2020: Exit from Hegemony

152. Jim Krane, March 27, 2020: Energy Kingdoms

151. Thomas Hegghammer, March 20, 2020: The Rise of Global Jihad

150. Mark C. Thompson, March 13, 2020: Identity and Politics in a Globalized Saudi Arabia

149. Wolfram Lacher, March 6, 2020: Libya’s Fragmentation

148. Yael Zeira, February 28, 2020: The Revolution Within

147. Jonathan Fulton, February 21, 2020: China’s Relations with the Gulf Monarchies

146. Simon Mabon, February 14, 2020: Houses Built on Sand

145. Aaron Zelin, February 7, 2020: Tunisia’s Missionaries of Jihad

144. May Darwich, January 31, 2020: Threats and Alliances in the Middle East

143. Narges Bajoghli, January 24, 2020: Iran Reframed

142. Shiraz Maher, April 4, 2019: Salafi-Jihadism

141. Ariel I. Ahram, March 25, 2019: Separatism and the Reshaping of the Middle East

140. Wendy Pearlman and Boaz Atzili, February 21, 2019: Israel and Nonstate Actors

139. Ziya Meral, February 4, 2019: How Violence Shapes Religion

138. Thomas Hegghammer, January 28, 2019: Violent Islamism

137. Jessie Moritz, November 7, 2018: Oil and Societal Quiescence

136. Jason Brownlee, November 2, 2018: U.S. Interventionism in the Middle East

135. Janine Clark, October 19, 2018: Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco

134. Michael Herb, October 16, 2018: The Wages of Oil

133. Curtis Ryan, October 3, 2018: Jordan and the Arab Uprisings

132. Lisel Hintz, September 17, 2018: National Identity Contestation and Foreign Policy in Turkey

131. Nermin Allam, September 10, 2018: Women and the Egyptian Revolution

130. Ann Marie Wainscott, May 9, 2018: Bureaucratizing Islam

129. Frederic Wehrey, April 25, 2018: Burning Shores

128. Julie Chernov Hwang, April 16, 2018: Why Terrorists Quit

127. Asef Bayat, April 9, 2018: Revolution Without Revolutionaries

126. Calvert W. Jones, April 2, 2018: Bedouins into Bourgeois

125. Gershon Shafir, March 22, 2018: A Half Century of Occupation

124. Joas Wagemakers, February 26, 2018: Salafism in Jordan

123. Quinn Mecham, February 7, 2018: Islamist Political Mobilization

122. Fatima El-Issawi, January 22, 2018: The Arab National Media

121. Elisabeth Kendall, December 18, 2017: Jihadist Poetry

120. Alexander Thurston, December 11, 2017: Boko Haram

119. Lauren Louër, December 4, 2017: Shia Islamic Movements

118. Susanne Dahlgren, November 28, 2017: Politics in South Yemen

117. Nadya S. Hajj, November 20, 2017: The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps

116. Toby Matthiesen, November 6, 2017: Sectarianism in the Gulf

115. Kevan Harris, October 23, 2017: Politics and the Welfare State

114. Aisha Ahmad, October 16, 2017: Black Markets and Islamist Power

113. Wendy Pearlman, October 9, 2017: Voices from Syria

112. Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer, September 25, 2017: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

111. Carter Malkasian, September 18, 2017: Conflict in Iraq

110. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, September 11, 2017: The Gulf Crisis

109 Caitlin Talmadge, July 10, 2017: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes

108. Neil Ketchley, July 3, 2017: Egypt in a Time of Revolution

107. Cemil Aydin, June 26, 2017: The Idea of the Muslim World

106. Steven Cook, May 30, 1017: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East

105. M. Ali Kadivar, May 15, 2017: Iran’s Elections

104. Peter Krause, May 9, 2017: National Movements in the Middle East

103. Nadia Marzouki, May 4, 2017, Islam in America

102. Lisel Hintz, April 19, 2017, Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum

101. Mohammed M. Hafez, April 10, 2017: Islamist Movements

100. Ora Szekely, April 3, 2017: Politics of Militant Group Survival

99. Lihi Ben Shitrit, March 27, 2017: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right

98. Afshon Ostovar, March 20, 2017: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

97. Chris Phillips, February 27, 2017: International Politics in Syria

96. Colin Kahl, February 20, 2017: Obama’s Foreign Policy

95.  Asli Ü. Bâli, February 13, 2017: Constitution Drafting

94. Michael Farquhar, February 6, 2017: Saudia Arabia’s influence

93. Nader Hashemi, Jan. 30, 2017: Iran Today

92. Merouan Mekouar, December 6, 2016: Protest and Mass Mobilization

91. Marwan Kraidy, November 29, 2016: Creativity and the Arab Uprisings

90. Walter Armbrust, November 22, 2016: Pop Culture and Egypt

89. Nathan Brown, November 16, 2016: Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics:

88. A. Kadir Yildirim, October 18, 2016: The Politics of Islamist Parties

87. Adria Lawrence, Oct. 11, 2016: Morocco’s Elections

86. David Patel, October 3, 2016: Boarders in the Middle East

85. Salim Yaqub, Sept. 26, 2016: Americans and Arabs in the 1970s

84. Diana Greenwald, Sept. 19, 2016: Postponed Palestinian Elections

83. Curtis Ryan, Sept. 16, 2016: Jordan’s Elections

82. Raymond Hinnebusch, August 29, 2016, Sectarian Dangers in the Middle East

81. Kevin Koehler, August 22, 2016, The role of militaries in Middle East

80. Monica Marks, August 15, 2016, Tunisia’s Ennahdha Party

79. André Bank, August 8, 2016, Jordanians on Syrian Refugees

78. Wendy Pearlman, August 1, 2016, Interviewing Displaced Syrians

77. Bassel Salloukh, July 25, 2016, New Forms of Sectarianism

76. Daniel Corstange, July 18, 2016, What We Can Learn from Syrian Refugees

75. Pete Moore, July 11, 2016, Political Economy & Refugees in Jordan

74. Sune Haugbølle, July 5, 2016: Leftist Groups in Middle East Political Science

73. Vickie Langohr, June 27, 2016: Sexual Harassment in Egypt

72. Reinoud Leenders, June 20, 2016: The Origins of Syria’s Crisis

71. Charles Kurzman, June 13, 2016: Iranian Revolution, Arab Uprisings, Mobilizations

70. Greg Gause, June 6, 2016: Saudi Arabia’s New Challenges

69. Kristin Fabbe, May 31, 2016: Crisis in Turkey

68. Rory McCarthy, Oxford University, May 23, 2016: Tunisia’s Ennadha party

67. Steffen Hertog, LSE, May 16, 2016: GCC economics.

66. Bessma Momani, University of Waterloo, May 9, 2016: Arab youth

65. Zaid al Ali, Princeton University, May 2, 2016: Constitutional drafting process in the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Uprisings.

64. Marwa Shalaby, Rice University, April 25, 2016: Status of women in politics in the Middle East.

63. Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Harvard University, April 18, 2016: War in Syria.

62. Erin Snider, Texas A&M University, April 11, 2016: Political economy of foreign aid in the Middle East.

61. Hind Ahmed Zaki, University of Washington, April 4, 2016: Women’s rights movements after the Uprisings.

60. Amaney Jamal, Princeton University, March 28, 2016: Future of political science in the Middle East.

59. Merouan Mekouar, York University, March 21, 2016: Morocco after the Uprisings.

58. Justin Gengler, Qatar University, March 14, 2016: Bahrain after the Uprisings.

57. Steven Brooke, Harvard University, March 10, 2016: Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

56. Sean L. Yom, Temple University, March 3, 2016: From Resilience to Revolution.

55. Michaelle Browers, Wake Forest University, February 25, 2016: New Middle East intellectuals.

54. Jillian Schwedler. Hunter College, CUNY, February 18, 2016: Effects of the Arab Uprising in Jordan.

53. Hesham Sallam, Stanford University, February 11, 2016: Egyptian revolution.

52. Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, February 4, 2016: Civil war in Yemen.

51.Lindsay J. Benstead, Portland State University, January 28, 2016: Gender and quotas in Middle East elections.

50. Michael Wahid Hanna & Thanassis Cambanis, The Century Foundation, January 21, 2016: Challenges facing Egypt today.

49. Nathan Brown, George Washington University, January 14, 2016: Egypt five years after the revolution

48. Sarah Bush, Temple University, May 7, 2015. Topics: Democracy Assistance, Jordan, and Tunisia

47. Monica Marks, St Antony’s College, Oxford. February 17, 2015. Topics: Islamist Movements, Politics, and Society in Tunisia

46. Raphaël Lefèvre, University of Cambridge. February 10, 2015. Topics: Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, Syrian Civil War, Lebanon

45. Richard A. Nielsen, MIT. February 2, 2015. Topics: Egypt, Radicalization, Jihadists

44. Abdullah Al-Arian, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. January 21, 2015. Topics: Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Youth Activism

43. Michael Herb, Georgia State University. December 29, 2014. Topics: Kuwait, UAE, Oil, Economic Development

42. Laurie A. Brand, November 3, 2014. University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Topics: National Narratives, Egypt, Algeria, Jordan

41. Melani Cammett, Brown University. October 30, 2014. Topics: Social Service Provision, Political Parties, Lebanon

40. Joel S. Migdal, University of Washington. October 21, 2014. Topics: U.S. Foreign Policy, Governance, Arab Uprisings

39. Hisham D. Aidi, Columbia University. September 26, 2014. Topics: Muslim Youth, Hip Hop, Activism

38. Norma Claire Moruzzi, University of Illinois at Chicago. September 17, 2014. Topics: Iranian Women, Education, Rouhani

37. Kaveh Ehsani, DePaul University. September 12, 2014. Topics: Iranian Politics, Rouhani, Khatami

36. Tarek Masoud, Harvard University. September 9, 2014. Topics: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Political Islam

35. Sheila Carapico, University of Richmond. April 16, 2014. Topics: Yemen, National Dialogue Conference, Drone Strikes

34. Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, Emory University. February 20, 2014. Topics: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic activism

33. François Burgat, Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman. February 7, 2014. Topics: Islamic movements

32. Thomas Hegghammer, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. January 30, 2014. Topics: jihadism, foreign fighters in Syria

31. David Faris, Roosevelt University. December 6, 2013. Topics: social media, activism, Egyptian revolution

30.  Ian Lustick, University of Pennsylvania. November 22, 2013. Topics: Israeli-Palestinian peace process

29.  Aboubakr Jamaï, Robert Bosch Foundation. November 8, 2013. Topics: Moroccan media, press freedom

28.  Toby Matthiesen, Cambridge University. November 1, 2013. Topics: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, sectarianism

27.  Adria Lawrence, Yale University. October 25, 2013. Topics: Morocco, nationalism, protest movements

26.  John Entelis, Fordham University. October 18, 2013. Topics: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, revolution

25.  James Toth, New York University Abu Dhabi. October 10, 2013. Topics: Egypt, anthropology, Sayyid Qutb

24.  Nathan J. Brown, The George Washington University. August 27, 2013. Topics: Egyptian military, Muslim Brotherhood, constitution

23.  Jenny White, Boston University. August 19, 2013. Topics: Turkish nationalism, polarization

22.  Philip Howard & Muzammil Hussain, University of Washington. August 13, 2013. Topics: Digital media, Arab Uprisings

21.  Mark Tessler, University of Michigan. June 18, 2013. Topics: Arab Barometer, survey research

20.  Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland. June 7, 2013. Topics: Arab public opinion, identity

19.  Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. May 7, 2013. Topics: Yemen, Lebanon, Islamism

18.  Christopher Davidson, Durham University. March 21, 2013. Topics: Gulf politics, monarchies

17.  Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University. February 25, 2013. Topics: Tunisia, Algeria, elections

16.  Matthew Buehler, University of Texas, Austin. February 18, 2013. Topics: Moroccan Islamist politics, Mauritania

15.  Ellen Lust, Yale University. February 13, 2013. Topics: Jordanian elections, participation, reform

14.  Gershon Shafir, University of California, San Diego. February 4, 2013. Topics: social biographies, Israeli/Palestinian peace process

13.  Ilan Peleg, Lafayette College. January 28, 2013. Topics: Israeli election, identity politics, Israeli/Palestinian peace process

12.  Michael Willis, Oxford University. December 20, 2012. Topics: Maghreb, Algeria, revolution

11.  Nathan J. Brown, The George Washington University. December 12, 2012. Topics: Egypt, constitution, law, Muslim Brotherhood

10.  Kristin Smith Diwan, American University. December 10, 2012. Topics: Kuwait, elections, protest movements

9.  Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University. November 30, 2012. Topics: Syria, refugees, non-violent protest movements

8.  Jillian Schwedler, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. November 16, 2012. Topics: Jordan, protest movements

7.  Jason Brownlee, University of Texas, Austin. November 2, 2012. Topics: Egypt, U.S. foreign policy, democracy, Brownlee’s new book Deterring Democracy

6.  David Patel, Cornell University. October 24, 2012. Topics: Iraq, institutions, Middle East Studies

5.  Joshua Stacher, Kent State University. September 24, 2012. Topics: Egypt, Syria, Stacher’s new book Adaptable Autocrats

4.  Curtis Ryan, Appalachian State University. September 19, 2012. Topic: Jordan

3.  F. Gregory Gause, III, University of Vermont. September 12, 2012. Topics: Middle East Studies, Saudi Arabia, monarchy, and the GCC

2.  M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University. April 17, 2012. Topics: The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, Libya, Egypt, international law

1.  Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University. February 8, 2012. Topic: Carbon Democracy, Mitchell’s recently published book on oil

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