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Affirming the Rights of Students to Organize, Protest, and Resist (City University of New York)

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[This statement was released on 23 November 2015.] In light of recent events and revelations, we, as faculty and graduate student members of CUNY for Palestine, reiterate our unequivocal support for students to organize for social justice, and to protest against injustices, without having their rights to free speech and free assembly infringed upon or violated by members of the university administration or law enforcement. We have noted with great concern recent ...

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Leading Artists Endorse Cultural Boycott of Israel

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Eight leading artists, all with ties to New York, state their support for the cultural boycott of Israel in our new video. The eight artists recount the hardships that Israel imposes on Palestinian artists, and the history of Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people. They explain the Palestinian boycott call, and why they endorse a cultural boycott. The video marks the launch of a New York-based initiative calling for more artists and cultural workers in New York, the ...

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ASI At MESA! Visit Us at Booths 20-21 and Join our Political Economy Project Reception

                  We are excited to have the Arab Studies Institute's (ASI) projects and initiatives debut at MESA this year, and we would like to invite all Jadaliyya, Arab Studies Journal, and Tadween Publishing readers, Status/الوضع listeners, and Political Economy researchers to our booths at MESA:   M E S A    B O O K    E X H I B I T    We have a lot to celebrate ...

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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 2016-2017 academic year: 15 February 2016. 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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الأكاديميا والعدالة الاجتماعية: دعوة لتقديم أوراق بحثية

                  دعوة لتقديم أوراق بحثية   آخر موعد: ٣٠ تشرين ثاني/نوفمبر ٢٠١٥ Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA AR-SA Keep Reading »

Academia and Social Justice: Call for Papers

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Disrupting the Chessboard: Perspectives on the Russian Intervention in Syria, with Jadaliyya Co-Editor, Bassam Haddad

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Disrupting the Chessboard: Perspectives on the Russian Intervention in Syria Introduction: The Russian Intervention in Syria Payam Mohseni, Editor In late September 2015 at the request of the Syrian government, dozens of advanced Russian warplanes entered Syrian airspace and began conducting intensive airstrikes against enemy targets. With the support of the Russian Air Force, the Syrian government also launched an offensive ground campaign in conjunction with ...

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Salaita Update: Settlement Reached in Case of Professor Fired for 'Uncivil' Tweets

[The following press released was issued on 12 November 2015 by Steven Salaita's legal defense team.] Settlement Reached in Case of Professor Fired for “Uncivil” Tweets Contact: Jen Nessel, (212) 614-6449, November 12, 2015, Chicago – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel Loevy & Loevy announced the settlement of Professor Steven Salaita’s case against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for ...

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Prominent Anthropologists Explain Why They Support the AAA Boycott Resolution

On 20 November 2015, members of the American Anthropological Association will vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Over the past year, a number of prominent anthropologists have written eloquently about why they support such a boycott, urging their colleagues to join them in that support. Here are some of the highlights:         Lisa Rofel & Ilana Feldman, Why Anthropologists Should Boycott Israeli Academic ...

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Seminaire: Mais que veut donc le peuple?

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Ce séminaire est organisé par Habib Ayeb (Université Paris 8), François Ireton (CNRS) et Vincent Battesti (CNRS). Il aura lieu deux fois par mois le mercredi de 15h à 18h à l’Université de Paris 8 Vincennes à Saint-Denis (bâtiment D, salle D008, rez-de-chaussée, station de Métro "Saint Denis-Université", terminus de la ligne 13). Parmi les slogans, revendications et mots d’ordre qui ont fleuri durant les contestations et soulèvements qu’ont connus certains pays ...

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Seminaire doctoral: Societes urbaines mediteraneennes: Histoire et anthropologie

L’Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain/Laboratoire d’anthropologie urbaine (IIAC/LAU) et le Centre de recherche Europes-Eurasie de l’Institut nationale des langues et civilisations orientales, avec le soutien de l’ED 265 Langues, littératures et sociétés du monde de l’INALCO, organise ce séminaire mensuel, qui est un lieu de formation et d’échange pour les chercheurs et les étudiants en Master et Doctorat. Il vise à contribuer à la réflexion sur les ...

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Be It Resolved: Full Text of the Proposed AAA Boycott Resolution

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Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions has submitted a boycott resolution to the American Anthropological Association (AAA) for consideration at the upcoming Annual Meeting in Denver. The resolution endorses the Palestinian civil society call to boycott Israeli academic institutions until they take concrete steps to end their complicity with Israel’s systematic abuses of Palestinian rights. This includes refraining from any formal ...

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Announcing the 2016 Political Economy Book Prize Competition (Political Economy Project)

The Political Economy Project (PEP) is pleased to invite nominations for our 2016 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize. PEP aims to recognize and disseminate exceptional critical work on the political economy of the Middle East. While the book must have a political economy theme, we welcome nominations from across academic disciplines. Submissions will be read and judged by a committee drawn from PEP’s membership. Eligible texts must have been ...

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Political Economy of the Middle East: Continuities & Discontinuities in Teaching & Research (Event at GMU)

Political Economy of the Middle East:  Continuities & Discontinuities in Teaching & Research Friday 6 November, 2015 3 pm - 6 pm Merten Hall 1202 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Pizza and Refreshments Served      S C H E D U L E  Panel 1: Field Research  : :  3 pm  Melisande Genat, Stanford University From Agrarian Experiments in the Context of Socialist ''Villagization'' to Population Displacements: Iraqi ...

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Symposium: Palestine and Pedagogy at the University (UCLA, 6 November 2015)

Palestine and Pedagogy at the University: A one-day conference Friday, November 06, 2015 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room UCLA Attedance is free, but requires an RSVP CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 9:15 –11:00: Panel I
 Moderator: Asli Bali, Professor UCLA Law School Yaman Salahi, “Academic Freedom in Middle East Studies: Comfort, Balance, and Neutrality in the Classroom.” Cheryl Harris, “Pedagogical Challenges of Engaging ...

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ICRC Report: Urban Services During Protracted Armed Conflict

This report seeks to stimulate a much-needed discussion on developing a better approach to assisting people in urban areas that have been affected by protracted armed conflict. Currently, some fifty million people worldwide are affected by armed conflict in urban areas, with knock-on effects that go far beyond the visible signs of destruction. Experience suggests that most of these people are more dependent on essential services than their rural compatriots, making them more ...

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Syracuse Event: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq (29 October 2015)

Join us for a book talk by author Ali Issa, as he discussed his most recent book: Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq (Tadween Publishing). Collected from dozens of interviews with, and reports from, Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders, Against All Odds presents the unique voices of progressive Iraqi organizing on the ground. Thursday 29 October 2015 at 7pm Room 107 Hall of Languages Syracuse ...

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The Protest Movement in Lebanon | Thursday, 29 October 6 - 8 pm | GMU

The Protest Movement  in Lebanon Thursday, 29 October 6 - 8 pm   Research Hall 163 George Mason University Pizza and Refreshments Served Paul Salem, Middle East Institute The Challenges of Protest and Reform within Lebanon’s Sectarian Political System  A young, civil, and urban vanguard has played important roles in Lebanon’s recent history from protests to end the civil war in the 1980s all the way through to the latest ...

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Job Opening - Gender and Women's Studies at the AUB English Department

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill an open-rank position in gender and women’s studies to begin August 15, 2016. The new hire will be expected to coordinate the development of the university’s initiative in gender and women’s studies as a trans-disciplinary research and educational program. We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching, research, and administrative experience, whose research engages feminist approaches to the ...

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Filming Revolution

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Filming Revolution: a meta-documentary about filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution Filming Revolution is an interactive data-base documentary archive about independent and documentary filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution. Bringing together the collective wisdom and creative strategies of media-makers in Egypt, before, during, and after the revolution, the website consists of thirty interviews with Egyptian filmmakers, artists, activists, and archivists, discussing ...

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