POMEPS Virtual Research Workshops (Spring 2021)

For a list of our Fall 2020 Virtual Research Workshops, please click here.

Workshop #1

Date and Time

Friday, January 15, 2021, at 11 am – 1 pm, ET

Moderator

Marc Lynch, Professor at George Washington University & Director of Project on Middle East Political Science

Papers and Authors

“Failure or Façade? Why Ethnic Organizations Strategically Forgo Policing Defectors;” Kelly Stedem, Harvard University

“Ideology Inside Armed Groups: Ideological Entrepreneurship Amongst Militant Islamists During The Lebanese Civil War;” Raphael Lefevre, University of Oxford

“‘The City Receives What She is Worth’: Local Governance in Lebanon’s Urban Periphery;” Christiana Parreira, Princeton University

Discussants

Paul Staniland, University of Chicago

Sarah Parkinson, Johns Hopkins University

Janine Clark, University of Toronto

Workshop #2

Date and Time

Friday, January 29, 2021, at 2 pm – 4 pm, ET

Moderator

Marc Lynch, Professor at George Washington University & Director of Project on Middle East Political Science

Papers and Authors

“Intra-Elite Conflict and the Demand for Democratization: Evidence from Khedival Egypt (co-authored with Mohamed Saleh);” Allison Hartnett, University of Southern California

“Telegraphing Revolt: Protest Diffusion in the 1919 Egyptian Revolution;” Neil Ketchley, University of Oslo

“Arbitrating Property: Land Courts’ Practices in Mandate Palestine;” Jamila Ewais, Concordia University

Discussants

Neil Ketchley, University of Oslo

Nathan Brown, George Washington University

Michael Fischbach, Randolph-Macon College

Workshop #3

Date and Time

Friday, February 12, 2021, at 2 pm – 4 pm, ET

Moderator

Marc Lynch, Professor at George Washington University & Director of Project on Middle East Political Science

Papers and Authors

Religious Cycles of Accountability? Explaining Government Redistribution in Ramadan;” Ahmed Ezzeldin Mohamed, Columbia University

Building a Scapegoat or Building a Reputation? Autocrats and COVID-19 in the Arab World;” Scott Williamson, New York University Abu Dhabi

Clientelism, Procedural Justice, and Political Legitimacy in the Middle East;” Doug Jones, Fordham University

Discussants

Steven Brooke, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Marwa Shalaby, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University