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New Approaches to Islamist Movements

With Lindsay Benstead, Hesham Sallam, & Jillian Schwedler


Thursday, January 28, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602

Five years after the Arab uprisings that shook the Middle East, the region has witnessed the rise and fall of democratically elected Islamist parties and the shocking influence of violent movements such as the Islamic State. As we enter 2016, join POMEPS for a panel discussion on the future of Islamist movements in the Middle East and how we study them.
Lindsay Benstead – Portland State University
Hesham Sallam– Stanford University
Jillian Schwedler – Hunter College
Moderated by:
Marc Lynch – George Washington University
For background reading on the state of Islamist movements and the challenges facing Islam in the region, read POMEPS Studies 12 Islam in the IS Age, POMEPS Studies 15 Islam in International Order, and POMEPS Briefing 28, The Gulf’s Escalating Sectarianism.

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