Week in Review: Women in the Middle East


From our Podcast

On this week’s POMEPS Conversation, Hind Ahmed Zaki speaks with Marc Lynch about feminism and women’s rights movements in the wake of the Arab Spring. Zaki particiapted in POMEPS’s panel, “Women in the Middle East Political Sphere after the Uprisings” on March 10, 2016. To listen to the other podcasts in the series subscribe via iTunes here or stream them on SoundCloud here.

In the Monkey Cage

Nelli Babayan looks at the violence in Nagorno Karabakh — and how ‘freezing’ conflicts can backfire.

Gerard Toal and John O’Loughlin give us 5 things you need to know about the deadly fighting in Nagorno Karabakh.

Nikita Lalwani and Sam Winter-Levy suggest a new way to handle Europe’s growing refugee crisis.

Vickie Langohr explains the new mobilization against public sexual violence in Egypt.

Andrea Gilli and Mauro Gilli ask, “So what if Iranian drones did strike Syria?

POMEPS Studies 18: Reflections Five Years After the Uprisings

The early months of 2016 mark five years since the eruption of the Arab uprising. The region’s wars, failed transitions, resurgent authoritarianism, and spiraling sectarianism and Islamist extremism make for a grim anniversary. To take stock of what went wrong and what might still go differently, POMEPS asked more than a dozen scholars to reflect on the experience of the last five years in a single country or a thematic issue. What has changed since the uprisings began half a decade ago? What has remained the same, or returned to pre-uprising forms? What do these developments mean for the political science of the Middle East?

All these questions, and more, are pondered in the essays published in POMEPS Studies 18, Reflections Five Years After the Uprisings. All were first published in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog, and collected in an open access PDF here.

Call for Proposals: Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop 2016

The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to call for proposals for its fifth annual Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop to be held at Princeton University on November 10 — 11, 2016. Applicants must be post-PhD and pre-tenure and must have a complete book manuscript ready for circulation and discussion by August 1, 2016. Only first book projects will be considered. Each manuscript will be discussed in depth by at least two senior colleagues. The goal of the discussion is to prepare the manuscript for submission to an appropriate press. Research can focus on any aspect of the contemporary politics of the broader Middle East.

Find more information on how to apply here.

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