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Book Launch: Matt Buehler, “Why Alliances Fail: Islamist and Leftist Coalitions in North Africa”

April 24, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505 Matt Buehler will discuss his new book Why Alliances Fail: Islamist and Leftist Coalitions in North Africa, with POMEPS on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Elliot School of International...

Book Launch: “Winning Hearts and Votes” with by Steven T. Brooke

April 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505 POMEPS is pleased to announce the Washington, D.C., book launch of Winning Hearts and Votes: Social Services and the Islamist Political Advantage by Steven T. Brooke. In Winning Hearts...

Issue Launch: “Middle East Report: The Fight for Yemen” with Jillian Schwedler, Kate Kizer, and Waleed Alhariri

April 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505 Jillian Schwedler will discuss the latest issue of the Middle East Report: The Fight for Yemen along with Kate Kizerand Waleed Alhariri with POMEPS on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4PM at the...

Book Launch: Lisel Hintz, “Identity Politics Inside Out: National Identity Contestation and Foreign Policy in Turkey”

April 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505 Lisel Hintz will discuss her new book Identity Politics Inside Out: National Identity Contestation and Foreign Policy in Turkey, with POMEPS on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Elliot School...

Book Launch: Ariel Ahram, “Break All the Borders”

March 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505 Ariel I. Ahram will discuss his new book, Break All the Borders(Oxford University Press, 2019), with POMEPS on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Elliott School of International Affairs,...

Book Launch: Dina Bishara, “Contesting Authoritarianism: Labor Challenges to the State in Egypt”

March 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505 Dina Bishara will discuss her new book, Contesting Authoritarianism: Labor Challenges to the State in Egypt, with POMEPS on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Elliot School of International...

Book Launch: Wendy Pearlman and Boaz Atzili, “Triadic Coercion: Israel’s Targeting of States that Host Nonstate Actors”

February 14, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Commons Wendy Pearlman and Boaz Atzili will discuss their new book, Triadic Coercion: Israel’s Targeting of States That Host Nonstate Actors (Columbia University Press, 2018), with...

Book Launch: Ziya Meral, “How Violence Shapes Religion: Belief and Conflict in the Middle East and Africa”

January 24, 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505 Ziya Meral will discuss his new book, How Violence Shapes Religion: Belief and Conflict in the Middle East and Africa(Cambridge University Press, 2018), with POMEPS on Thursday, January...

2019 Annual Kuwait Chair Lecture: “Force or Diplomacy: The Conundrum of American Middle East Policy” Featuring Amb. Edward W. Gnehm Jr.

Presented by the Middle East Policy Forum Amb. Gnehm discusses the conundrum the U.S. faces in protecting its interests in the Middle East. For four decades America has actively engaged in the region utilizing at various times force and diplomacy. The looming question...

Navigating the New Middle East: Challenges and Obstacles to Fieldwork

April 3, 2019 1:00pm Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 Join us for a panel discussion on the difficulties facing academics conducting fieldwork in the Middle East. Featuring: Matthew Hedges, PhD Candidate, Durham University Elizabeth...

Global Fables, Folklore and Fantasy in Children’s & Youth Literature

Wednesday, April 10, 201910:00am to 3:00pmRalph J. Bunche InternationalAffairs Center at Howard University(first floor), 2218 6th St NW,Washington, DC 20059 Join us for the 5th Annual Children and Youth Literature Workshop at Howard University, co-sponsored by CCAS...

“The Judge” Film Screening and Discussion with Mirjam Künkler & Abdullah Alaoudh

March 20, 2019 5:15pm Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 The Judge offers a portrait of Judge Kholoud Faqih, one of the first women toserve as a Palestinian family court judge,. With unparalleled access to the courts,THE JUDGE presents...

The Americanization of English Teaching in Israel: How Chicago Jews Created Hollywood Hills in Tel-Aviv with Eitan Bar Yosef

April 22, 2019 12:30pm 1957 E Street NW Room 211 The creative, entertaining and sometimes zany English instruction programs, produced by the Israeli Educational Television in the 1970s, abandoned the respectability associated with “Shakespeare” in favor of the plots...

Asia In The Middle East featuring Satoshi Ikeuchi & Jon Alterman, Moderated by Karen Young

January 23rd, 2019 6:00pm Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 Satoshi Ikeuchi is a professor of Religion and Global Security at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of the University of Tokyo. He was a...

Saving the Past for the People: A Critique of the “Universal” Heritage Model with Stephennie Mulder

February 21, 2019 5:00pm Room 505 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 For the past six years, the world has watched in horror as Syria, Iraq, and Yemen have endured some of the worst human and heritage violence since World War II. In this talk, Stephennie will argue...

Regime Security, Security Dilemmas, and the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry with Henrik Lauritsen

November 28th, 2018 512 Conference Room (512O) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  ...

Film Screening: By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam with Zareena Grewal

March 7, 2019 5:30pm GW Textile Museum 701 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 This event is cosponsored by the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom and the GW Textile Museum. In March 1996, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf (formerly Chris Jackson), an all-star guard for the...

Into the Hands of the Soldiers featuring David Kirkpatrick & Anne Patterson, Moderated by Yasser El-Shimy

November 8, 2018 6:00pm Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brother as president. The 2013 military coup replaced him with...

For the War Yet to Come: Planning Beirut’s Frontiers with Hiba Bou Akar

April 4, 2019 5:00pm Room 505 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 Beirut is a city divided. Following the Green Line of the civil war, dividing the Christian east and the Muslim west, today hundreds of such lines dissect the city. For the residents of Beirut, urban...

Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq with Omar Dewachi

March 21, 2019 5:00pm 1957 E St NW Room 505 Washington, DC 20052 Iraq's healthcare has been on the edge of collapse since the 1990s. Once the leading hub of scientific and medical training in the Middle East, Iraq's political and medical infrastructure has been...

Film Screening: “Aisha” and Q&A with Filmmaker Asma Bseiso

January 17, 2019 5:00pm Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 RSVP Meet the director Asma is an award winning film and documentary director who's been in the field since 2007. In 2008 she was enrolled in the documentary fellowship program...

Book Launch: Partitions A Transnational History of Twentieth-Century Territorial Separatism with Arie Dubnov & Laura Robson

January 31, 2019 5:00pm 1957 E St NW Room 505 Washington, DC Partition—the physical division of territory along ethno-religious lines into separate nation-states—is often presented as a successful political "solution" to ethnic conflict. In the twentieth century, at...

Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo with Seth Anziska

December 13, 2018 5:00pm Room 505 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 For seventy years Israel has existed as a state, and for forty years it has honored a peace treaty with Egypt that is widely viewed as a triumph of U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East. Yet the...

Finding Home: In Conversation with Hannah Allam, Osama Alomar, Susan Darraj, and Laila Halaby

November 27, 2018 7:00pm Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20052 General Ticket: $20.00 GW Student Discount: $16.00 Use discount code IMESHOME to reduce price to $18 Purchase Tickets Here The PEN/Faulkner Foundation & GWU’s Institute of...

2018 Middle East Studies Capstone Presentations

Thursday, May 3, 2018 to Friday, May 4, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505...

POMEPS: A book talk with Ann Wainscott on Bureaucratizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror

Monday, April 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 Ann Wainscott will join POMEPS to discuss her new book, Bureaucratizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror (Cambridge University Press, 2017) at the Elliott School for...

IMES Veteran + Teacher Workshop

Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Using veteran voices to teach about US involvement in the Middle East. Register...

An Evening with the Oud Hobbyist Trio

A concert co-hosted by The Middle East Policy Forum at the George Washington University and the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Friday, April 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm School of Media and Public Affairs Jack Morton Auditorium Ziyad Al Harbi Ziyad Al Harbi is an Oud...

Iran in Transition? The Anatomy of Change

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 Almost four decades after the Islamic Revolution in Iran fundamental challenges are confronting the religious establishment in the country. Economic hardship and endemic...

France and the United States: The Middle East, Migration, and Trade

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons Join us for this panel discussion on how the two countries can manage their differences on critical international issues involving security, migration and trade. ...

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