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IAFF 6378.17 China in the Middle East

Robert Mogielnicki

Thu 5:10 – 7:00 PM

Special Topics in the Middle East

Thu 5:10 – 7:00 PM

IAFF 6378.16 Political Economy of the Middle East

Shana Marshall

Thu 7:10 – 9:00 PM

This course will introduce students to the political foundations of the region’s economy. We will examine how the economy of the MENA has been shaped by encounters with external actors (foreign traders, colonizing governments, transnational firms, international financial institutions, development agencies, etc.) but also how the region has impacted the global economy, with a special focus on the Gulf states and their role in shaping global financial markets. We will examine the legacy and ongoing impact of Western development and reconstruction agencies and their discourses, with special attention to the region's agrarian zones as well as zones transformed by imperial wars. Other important regional actors such as militaries, oil companies, sovereign wealth funds and labor movements will also be examined. This course will introduce students to mainstream political economy approaches concurrently with their critiques, in order to provide an understanding of the evolution of theories and practices of economic development and their political origins.

Thu 7:10 – 9:00 PM

IAFF 6378.11 Politics in the Gulf

Kristin Diwan

Tue 5:10 – 7:00 PM

Special Topics in Middle East Studies

Tue 5:10 – 7:00 PM

IAFF 6378.10 Iran in the Middle East

Sina Azodi

Mon 5:10 PM – 12:00 AM

Special Topics in Middle East Studies: Iran in the Middle East

Mon 5:10 PM – 12:00 AM

PSC 6377:80 Middle East Comparative Politics

Charles Kiamie III

Mon 6:10 – 8:20 PM
Wed 6:10 – 8:20 PM

Middle East Comparative Politics introduces students to major questions and theoretical approaches associated with the study of contemporary Middle Eastern politics. Topics include: theories of the state; power, authority and legitimacy; nationalism and identity; competing definitions of ‘the political’; political economy of development; oil and politics; authoritarianism, democratization, and political hybridism; civil society; and religion and politics, specifically Islamist political movements. The seminar encourages students to rethink many aspects of comparative politics of the Middle East that they have perhaps previously viewed as static or dull - and makes use of readings geared to certain special topics in the region's politics that go "beyond the headlines." Exposure to pressing questions and various theoretical approaches involved in the study of politics in the Middle East will enable students to contextualize popular press and other materials concerning the region. For more information, please contact Dr. Charles Kiamie at ckiamie@gwu.edu. Classes begin on Monday, May 16, at 6:10pm. Undergraduates should register for 2377:80 - and graduate students for 6377:80.

Mon 6:10 – 8:20 PM
Wed 6:10 – 8:20 PM

PSC 2377:80 Middle East Comparative Politics

Charles Kiamie III

Mon 6:10 – 8:20 PM
Wed 6:10 – 8:20 PM

Middle East Comparative Politics introduces students to major questions and theoretical approaches associated with the study of contemporary Middle Eastern politics. Topics include: theories of the state; power, authority and legitimacy; nationalism and identity; competing definitions of ‘the political’; political economy of development; oil and politics; authoritarianism, democratization, and political hybridism; civil society; and religion and politics, specifically Islamist political movements. The seminar encourages students to rethink many aspects of comparative politics of the Middle East that they have perhaps previously viewed as static or dull - and makes use of readings geared to certain special topics in the region's politics that go "beyond the headlines." Exposure to pressing questions and various theoretical approaches involved in the study of politics in the Middle East will enable students to contextualize popular press and other materials concerning the region. For more information, please contact Dr. Charles Kiamie at ckiamie@gwu.edu. Classes begin on Monday, May 16, at 6:10pm. Undergraduates should register for 2377:80 - and graduate students for 6377:80.

Mon 6:10 – 8:20 PM
Wed 6:10 – 8:20 PM

REL/WGSS 3481.D20 Women in Islam

Kelly Pemberton

Mon 5:10 – 5:10 PM

Beginning with a brief overview of women and society in ancient Mesopotamia up to the early centuries of Islam, this course investigates gender identities and relationships between men and women in Islam theologically, historically, culturally, and in consideration of political, social, and economic developments through time. We assess Islam and gender is in multiple country, cultural, regional, and global contexts. This course fulfills credits in the humanities, women’s gender and sexuality studies, and international studies. This course will be held online during the second summer session, June 27-August 6, 2022.

Mon 5:10 – 5:10 PM

IAFF 6378.O11 Arabic for International Affairs

Zein El-Amine

Thu 7:10 – 9:00 PM

Special Topics in Middle East Studies. 3 Credits.

Thu 7:10 – 9:00 PM

HIST 3825 – Land and Power in Israel/Palestine

Shira Robinson

Tue 5:10 – 7:00 PM

Intensive reading seminar surveying key debates and turning points in the history of the Zionist-Palestinian conflict. Approach strikes a balance between structure and agency in understanding the ways in which people make their own history, but not under conditions of their choosing.

Tue 5:10 – 7:00 PM

HIST 3801 – The Middle East Since WWII

Shira Robinson

Tue 1:10 PM – 12:00 AM

HIST 3801. Topics in Middle Eastern History. 3 Credits.

Tue 1:10 PM – 12:00 AM