POMEPS Guide to APSA 2014

APSA 2014 madness is descending on Washington. The POMEPS team is looking forward to the following panels focused on Middle East politics – many including POMEPS contributors and TRE grantees. Please confirm times and dates with the final meeting program. 

11-18   The Syrian Uprising and its Historical Antecedents: Qualitative and Multi-Method Approaches

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014, 8:00 AM-9:45 AM, Hilton Embassy

Featuring: Mark Beissinger, Stathis N. Kalyvas, Kevin A. Mazur, Daniel Neep, Bassam Haddad, and Salma Al-Shami

18-4 Syria’s Civil War in Comparative Perspective

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014, 2:00 PM-3:45 PM, Marriott Wilson B 

Featuring: Marc Lynch, James D. Fearon, Stathis N. Kalyvas, David E. Cunningham, Laia Balcells, and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl

Theme Plenary: The Arab Public Online

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014, 4:15 PM-6:00 PM, Marriott Salon 1

Featuring: Ellen Lust, Henry Farrell, Marc Lynch, Deen G. Freelon, Sean Aday, Navid Hassanpour, Thomas Zeitzoff, Amaney Jamal, David Alexander Romney, Robert O. Keohane, and Dustin Halliday Tingley

12-23   International Politics, Authoritarian Resilience, and the Arab Spring

Friday, Aug 29, 2014, 8:00 AM-9:45 AM, Hilton Gunston West 

Featuring: Amaney Jamal, Oisin Tansey, Kevin Koehler, Alexander Schmotz, Jason Brownlee, Rachel Vanderhill, and Daniel P. Ritter

12-11   States and Citizens in the Middle East

Friday, Aug 29, 2014, 10:15 AM-12:00 PM, Hilton Columbia 5

Featuring: David S. Patel, Daniel Corstange, Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Lisa A. Blaydes, Yael Zeira, and Adria Lawrence

11-55   Arab Politics in Comparative Perspective

Friday, Aug 29, 2014, 10:15 AM-12:00 PM, Hilton Du Pont

Featuring William Reno, Amel F. Ahmed, Mehran Kamrava, Zahra R. Babar, Nathan Toronto, Payam Mohseni, Leah E. Gilbert, and Gregory Hoadley

19-2   The Ouster of Autocrats in the Arab Spring (and Beyond): Explaining the Military’s Role

Friday, Aug 29, 2:00 PM-3:45 PM, Marriott Madison A

Featuring: Eva R. Bellin, David Pion-Berlin, Risa A. Brooks, Holger Albrecht, Hicham N Bou Nassif, Kevin Koehler, Erica Dreyfus Borghard, and Kate Cronin-Furman

Panel 2   Clawing Back Power: Arab Regimes at a Time of Mobilized Publics

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, Omni Diplomat Ballroom 

Featuring: Augustus Richard Norton, Eric M. Davis, Denis J. Sullivan, Birol Baskan, Eric Bordenkircher, Landry Signè, and Morten Valbjorn

11-40   If You Build It, They Will Come: The Strategies and Challenges of State- and Nation-Building

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Hilton Columbia 2

Featuring: Ahsan Ishaq Butt, Kara Downey, Calvert W. Jones, Melissa Lee, Sean L. Yom, David Laitin, and James D. Fearon

11-35   Protests in Authoritarian Governments
Electrifying the Masses: Emotional Appeals and Protest Mobilization during the ‘Arab Spring’
Saturday, Aug 30, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM, Hilton Embassy 

Featuring: Elizabeth J. Perry, Navid Hassanpour, Joan E. Cho, John D. Ciorciari, Jessica Chen Weiss, Silvana A. Toska, Margaret E. Roberts, and Marie-Eve Reny


Islam in a Changing Middle East – These panels are of special interest for the POMEPS Islam project:

33-2   The State as a Religious Actor: Contemporary Regulation of Islam in MENA and Central Asia

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014, 10:15 AM-12:00 PM, Omni Embassy Room 

Featuring: Karrie J. Koesel, Kenneth D. Wald, Pauline Jones Luong, Dustin Mitchell Gamza, Ann Marie Wainscott, H. Zeynep Bulutgil, and Robert Thuan Brathwaite

12-26   New Directions in the Study of Islam and Politics

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014, 2:00 PM-3:45 PM, Hilton Fairchild West 

Featuring: David S. Patel, Quinn Mecham, Jeremy Menchik, Avital Livny, Iza Hussin, Richard Nielsen, and Niloufer Siddiqui

33-4   Politics of Islam in Europe and the US

Friday, Aug 29, 2014, 2:00 PM-3:45 PM, Marriott Jefferson 

Featuring: Ramazan Kilinc, Arolda Elbassani, Aubrey Westfall, Bozena Chirstine Welborne, Ozge Celik, Sarah Tobin, Peter O’Brien, Bulat Akhmetkarimov, and Jane Menon

11-43   New Approaches to Islamist Movements and Transformations: Cross-Regional Perspectives

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, Hilton Morgan

Featuring: Bruce K. Rutherford, Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, Kathleen A. Collins, Khalid Medani, Sultan Tepe, Tarek E. Masoud, Amaney Jamal, and Elizabeth R. Nugent

44-23   Patterns of Muslim Democratization: Post-Arab Spring Trends
Sunday, Aug 31, 8:00 AM-9:45 AM, Marriott Madison B

Featuring: Günes Murat Tezcür, Ahmet T. Kuru, Sebnem Gumuscu, Teije Hidde Donker, Matt J. Buehler, Sabri Ciftci, and Michael Driessen

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