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بيان: أوقفوا ترحيل الناشطتين في نقابة عاملات المنازل في لبنان

[السيدتين سوشيلا رنا المعروفة باسم سوجانا رنا، والسيدة روجا مايا ليمبو والمعروفة باسم روزي ليمبو، عضوتان في نقابة عاملات المنازل في لبنان]

بيان مشترك بيروت، في 9/12/2016 نحن الجمعيات الموقّعة أدناه، علمنا أن السيدتين سوشيلا رنا المعروفة باسم سوجانا رنا، والسيدة روجا مايا ليمبو والمعروفة باسم روزي ليمبو، من الجالية النيبالية وعضوتان في نقابة عاملات المنازل قد تم توقيفهما في الاسبوع الماضي لأسباب غير معروفة بعد، وهما قيد الاحتجاز من قبل المديرية العامة للأمن العام في بيروت، لبنان. كما علمنا أن سوجانا معرّضة للترحيل نهار السبت الواقع في 10 كانون الاول 2016، ولم تردنا أي معلومات حول مصير روزي. إن سبب توقيف ...

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Video: Israel's Use of Force and the Palestinian Right to Armed Resistance

[Nour Erakat. Image via screenshot from below video]

In this lecture sponsored by the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat describes how Israel has sought to expand its right to use force and diminish the Palestinian right to armed resistance in the language of law. Since November 2000 when Israel publicly embraced its assassination policy of Palestinians, it embarked on two fundamental and interlocking shifts. The first was to unsettle the applicable legal framework regulating the State’s ...

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Humanitarian Needs Overview of Syria (December 2016)

[The following report on the humanitarian situation in Syria was produced on behalf of the Strategic Steering Group (SSG) for December 2016] Humanitarian Needs Overview:  Syrian Arab Republic December 2016:  13.5 Million People in Need Part I: Summary Humanitarian Needs As the Syria crisis enters its sixth year, civilians continue to bear the brunt of a conflict marked by unparalleled suffering, destruction and disregard for human life. 13.5 million people ...

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Knowledge Production Project Launch in Beirut at AUB

Join us for the launch of the Arab Studies Institute's Knowledge Production Project in Beirut, at the American University of Beirut on 6 December 2016, 5:30 pm, Boustany Hall. Bassam Haddad will be introducing the project and the patform iin BETA form and holding a discussion henceforth on its origin, nature, and function in relation to Middle East Studies and the (politics of) the process of knowledge production.   Click Below to Download Flyer 

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Roots of the Syrian Uprising: Lecture at AUB by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad

The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship Presents The Active Citizenship Monthly Meetings  Roots of the Syrian Uprising: METHODOLOGICAL & SUBSTANTIVE APPROACHES  by  Bassam Haddad Discussant: Hassan Abbas 6:00 PM, Wednesday 7 December 2016 AUB, College Hall, Auditorium B1  This talk methodically addresses the roots of the Syrian uprising by examining available approaches and offering a research framework. Haddad distinguishes ...

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Symposium -- Left-Wing Trends in the Arab World (1948-1979): Bringing the Transnational Back In (Beirut, 12-13 December 2016)

Left-Wing Trends in the Arab World (1948-1979): Bringing The Transnational Back in 12-13 December Orient-Institut Beirut Gilbert Achcar, Abdulnabi Alekry, Haggag Ali, Abdulsalam Alrubaidi, Anne-Linda Amira Augustin, Orit Bashkin, Dalal al-Bizri, Michaelle Browers, Musa Budeiri, Jeffrey Byrne, Maher Charif, Elliott Colla, Yasmeen Daifallah, Nicolas Dot-Pouillard, Alexander Flores, Nate George, Gennaro Gervasio, Laure Guirguis, Dyala Hamzah, Jens Hanssen, Sune Haugbolle, ...

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Call for Applicants: Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine

Seminar Dates: May 17 - May 30, 2017 in Jerusalem and the West Bank Application Deadline: January 12, 2017 Awards Announcement: March 14, 2017 The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its eighth Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. PARC will select 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based ...

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Call for Applicants: Fellowship for Field-based Research on Palestine in Palestine, Jordan, or Lebanon

2017-18 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine Full Proposal Deadline: January 9, 2017 Awards Announcement: March 20, 2017 Fellowship Awards:$6,000 - $9,000 The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 18th annual competition for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies. Important information about the fellowship competition:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens. ...

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NEH/FPIRI PARC Fellowship for Scholars Conducting Field-based Humanities Research in Palestine

2017-18 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship: Competition for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Humanities Research in Palestine Full Proposal Deadline: January 16, 2017 Awards Announcement: March 16, 2017 Fellowship awards are a minimum of four and a maximum of eight consecutive months. Selected fellows are awarded $4,200 per month of the award.  The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its fifth National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship ...

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EU Differentiation and the Push for Peace in Israel-Palestine

[The following policy brief was written by High Lovatt and published by the European Council on Foreign Relations on 31 October 2016] EU Differentiation and the Push for Peace in Israel-Palestine Introduction Next year will mark the 50 year anniversary of Israel’s de facto annexation and prolonged occupation of Palestinian territory. The approaching milestone will bring with it a renewed focus on both the failings and future direction of international ...

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad Addresses Aleppo Today on Democracy Now!

"Nothing Short of a Slaughter": 1 Million Syrians in Aleppo Under Siege with No Hospital, Food" As the United Nations says nearly 1 million Syrians are living under siege and the last remaining hospitals in eastern Aleppo have been destroyed, we speak with Syrian analyst Bassam Haddad and get an update from a physician in touch with medical personnel in Aleppo. Dr. Zaher Sahloul is founder of the American Relief Coalition for Syria and senior adviser and ...

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Report: Tripoli City Profile

[Tripoli City Profile. Credit: UN-Habitat]

UN-Habitat just released a report on the city of Tripoli (Lebanon), entitled Tripoli City Profile. This is the first of a series of City Profiles UN-Habitat, Lebanon will be publishing in the following months. City Profiles are a multi-sectoral spatial tool to improve understanding of vulnerabilities in specifically urban settings, and to inform the response. Developed in close collaboration with municipal unions, municipalities, humanitarian partners, and other ...

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Some Panels from the Upcoming Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (Boston 2016)

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) will be holding its annual meeting in Boston beginning this coming Thursday, 17-20 November 2016. Over a span of four days, scholars and researchers from across North America, the Middle East, and beyond will present their work via an impressive and diverse array of thematic panels (see complete program here). In order to highlight some of the panels, below is a list of MESA 2016 Annual Meeting panels in which one or ...

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Tufts University Event: Sherene Seikaly on 'Men of Capital' (18 November)

Men of Capital: Scarcity & Economy in Mandate Palestine Book Talk by Sherene Seikaly 5:30pm Thursday 18 November Lamanian Lounge Olin Center, 1st Floor 180 Packard Ave Tufts University            

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Deadline for Applications: M.A. in Middle East and Islamic Studies at George Mason University

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The Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University announce the early deadline for applications for the Fall/Spring 2017-2018 academic year: 15 February 2017. The aim of this degree program is to reposition the study of the Middle East and Islam within a global context to help students better analyze particular issues in light of current events and shifting historical paradigms. The program’s core classes ...

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HDP Statement: The End of Democracy in Turkey

[The following statement was issued on 4 November 2016 by Turkey's People's Democratic Party (HDP) in response to the latest escalation in the Turkish government's repression of any and all political movements it deems threatening to its rule.] The End of Democracy in Turkey Last night the purge of President Erdogan against our party has reached another peak: our Co-Chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag, along with 11 further Members of Parliament of our party ...

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حفل توقيع للكاتب سنان أنطون في بيروت

ة تتشرف بدعوتكم/ن لحضور حفل توقيع رواية "فهرس" للكاتب سنان أنطون الجمعة ٤ تشرين الثاني الساعة السادسة مساءً يتخلل الحفل قراءات شعرية بالإضافة إلى قراءات من رواية فهرس حضوركم/ن يشرفنا   https://www.facebook.com/events/1122141534566536/      

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad Addresses Syria Today on Democracy Now!

As the United States accuses Russia of bombing civilians in Syria, we speak with Bassam Haddad, director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies program at George Mason University. In an article headlined "The Debate over Syria Has Reached a Dead End," he argues, "There has been increasing gravitation toward two mutually exclusive narratives: (a) that of 'pure and consistent revolution,' and (b) that of 'external conspiracy.' Both narratives carry grains of ...

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Call for Applicant: The Edward Said Chair of American Studies at The American University of Beirut

The Edward Said Chair of American Studies The American University of Beirut The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut announces its search for the 2017-2018 Edward Said Chair of American Studies, a one-year appointment to begin August 15, 2017. CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center whose mission is to increase understanding of America in the Arab world.  The center offers an ...

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