Upcoming events sponsored by the Institute for Middle East Studies, the Project on Middle East Political Science, and the Middle East Policy Forum:

Abdel Razzaq Takriti

Transnational Movements in the Gulf and the Making of the Dhufar Revolution, 1956-1976

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 3:30pm

Abdel Razzaq Takriti is Associate Professor and Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Arab History at the University of Houston. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2014 and was an Academic Visitor in Modern History at St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 2015. He is the author of Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976 (2013) which was a finalist for the Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone Prize for Best Debut Book in non-British History, received Honorable Mention from the University of Cambridge’s British-Kuwait Friendship Association Bookprize, and was selected by the editors of Zer0 Books as one of the “Best Books of 2013”.

Tessler Book Cover

Islam and Politics in the Middle East

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join POMEPS and Mark Tessler to discuss his recent release, Islam and Politics in the Middle East: Explaining the Views of Ordinary Citizens (Indiana University Press, 2015).

Sara Pursley

“An Emotion Like in Kind”: Necropolitics and the Uses of Psychology in British-Occupied Iraq, 1914-32

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 4:00pm

Sara Pursley is a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University. She received her PhD in history in 2012 from the Graduate Center of CUNY, where she taught for two years in the master’s program in Middle East Studies and for three years in the history department of Queens College. She works on the cultural and social history of the modern Middle East, especially around questions of subject formation, gender, economic development and modernization theory, conceptions of time and space, histories of psychology and selfhood, and the expansion of American influence in the region. 

Deborah Jones

Libya: Failed or Recovering State?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:00pm

Ambassador Jones will discuss the current situation in Libya.

The Arab Spring

The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join POMEPS and authors Jason Brownlee, Tarek Masoud and Andrew Reynolds to discuss their recent release The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform (Oxford University Press, 2015). 

Young Islam

Young Islam

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join POMEPS and Avi Max Spiegel to discuss his recent release, Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World (Princeton University Press 2015).  Avi Spiegel is an assistant professor of political science and international relations at the University of San Diego and a fellow at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin.

Human Shields and the Force of Discrimination

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 3:30pm

Neve Gordon is an associate professor of politics and government at Ben Gurion University. His research focuses on human rights, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and political theory.

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Middle East Studies Workshop Series

The Middle East Studies Workshop series at The Elliott School's Institute for Middle East Studies brings in leading scholars from a range of disciplines to present a work-in-progress, including drafts of articles, book chapters, and research proposals.