Week in Review: Iran’s Elections; Tunisia’s Labor Union; Women in MENA Event


From our Podcast

This week in our POMEPS Conversations podcast #55, Marc Lynch sits down with Michaelle Browers. She discusses intellectuals in the Middle East, and the growth of a new generation of scholars and political theorists.To listen to the other podcasts in the series subscribe via iTunes here or stream them on SoundCloud here.

In the Monkey Cage

Adria Lawrence reflects on Morocco’s February 20 protest, five years later.

Justin Schon examines new data from Somalia and what it means for the growing number of displaced persons.

Payam Mohseni discusses the possibility of a reformist victory in Iran without an accompanying Rouhani victory.

Farzan Sabet urges observers to look more closely at the Assembly of Experts election in Iran.

Ian M. Hartshorn takes a closer look at Tunisia’s labor union.

See posts from our virtual symposium on the Arab uprisings at the five year mark here.

See short essays from the upcoming POMEPS studies 16, Evolving Methodologies in the Study of Islamist Politics.

Upcoming POMEPS Events

On March 10, POMEPS will host a panel discussion to discuss women in the political sphere after the uprisings. Find more information and RSVP here.

Heading to the International Studies Association Annual Convention  in March?

Check out our guide to ISA 2016, featuring many POMEPS steering committee members, TRE grant recipients, and other collaborators. Don’t forget, POMEPS is hosting a reception on Friday night–see you there! More info and RSVP link here.


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