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Egypt: How Not to Support the Undeserving and Discriminate Against the Poor

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[The following report was authored by Yahiya Shawkat and published by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights on 10 April 2014]   EIPR Policy Recommendations on New Income Conditions for the Social Housing Project   Introduction On 16 January 2014, the Egyptian cabinet issued new conditions for obtaining subsidised housing units within the Social Housing Programme (SHP) – also known as ―al-Million Wehda” or ―The Million Units. Some of these ...

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Press Release: Alkarama Releases Its 2013 Annual Report in Arabic, English, and French

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Alkarama is pleased to present you with its 2013 annual report which is available here:  English: http://en.alkarama.org/documents/AnnualReport2013_EN_WEB.pdf  French: http://fr.alkarama.org/documents/AnnualReport2013_FR_WEB.pdf  Arabic: http://ar.alkarama.org/documents/AnnualReport2013_AR_WEB.pdf  The year 2013 reminded us that the struggle for human rights is a lengthy one: the ‘Arab spring’, despite the great progress it has ...

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Call for Papers--Beirut: Bodies in Public (9-11 October 2014)

Deadline: June 13, 2014 Beirut: Bodies in Public is a three-day workshop inviting artists and researchers to think through the interdisciplinary concerns surrounding performance in public space in Beirut. Despite the ongoing concerns of researchers, artists and social activists in Beirut regarding the animation of public space, after extensive interviews with actors in the Lebanese art scene, PeepingTom journal was able to print last year an anonymised quotation that ...

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The World Is with Us: Global Film and Poster Art from the Palestinian Revolution, 1968-1980 (London, 16 May - 14 June)

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The World is With Us is a groundbreaking cinema and gallery series exploring rare political film and graphic art created during the volatile heyday of the Palestinian revolution. [Muwaffak Mattar, “The World is With Us.” Poster designed for the Fatah movement, 1980. Text at top: “The Fifteenth Anniversary of the Launching of the Palestinian Revolution.”  Scan courtesy of the Palestine Poster Project Archives (PPPA).] The project takes its name from a 1980 poster ...

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Gaza in 2020: A Liveable Place?

[The following report was issued by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in August 2012.] Summary By the year 2020 the population of Gaza will increase to around 2.1 million, from an estimated 1.6 million people today. The substantial population growth rate will thus add some 500,000 people to a living area which is restricted and already heavily urbanized. Fundamental infrastructure in electricity, water and sanitation, ...

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Call for Submissions: DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival

DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival Call for Submissions OCTOBER 2-5 Deadline: June 15, 2014 Calling on Palestinian Filmmakers for Submissions! The DC-PFAF is the first film festival in Washington, D.C. to showcase the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists. ELIGIBILITY DC-PFAF showcases the diverse and creative work of Palestinian filmmakers across all geographic locations. We accepts films in the following categories: ■ Feature Films ■ ...

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Dignity Has No Price in Kuwait

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[The following report was published by the Gulf Center for Human Rights on 23 April 2014] Introduction and Summary Kuwait’s reputation is as one of the most democratic states in the Gulf, the state with an elected parliament and the state in which there is a tolerance of freedom of expression and of assembly. All things are relative, however, and the experiments with democracy in the country have long been combined with distinct and targeted repression. Although ...

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Job Opening: Dean for School of Public Administration and Policy at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

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Hiring Institution: The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) Deadline: June 1, 2014. Position to be filled by September 2014. About the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Public Administration, is being established in Doha, Qatar by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS). It is scheduled to launch in the ...

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'My Sleep is My Break': Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers in Qatar

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[The following report was published by Amnesty International on  22 April 2014] "My Sleep is My Break": Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers in Qatar Introduction and Overview "No day-off and no mobile if you don't want to give. It is as you like madam, the same with  working hours, it is as you like, no problem about hours."  -- A representative of a popular Doha recruitment agency, answering questions about how domestic workers ...

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Event: Ralph Bunche and the Politics of Binationalism in Palestine (8 May, Los Angeles)

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A talk by Alex Lubin, Director of the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut Thursday, May 08, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4357 Bunche Hall UCLA  Although Ralph Bunche has has lionized as the statesman who successfully negotiated the armistice agreement ending the Arab-Israeli war, Bunche's pre-WWII writing and politics have been largely overlooked, forgotten, and expunged from the historical record. It was during his years as a ...

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Job Opening: Open-Rank Faculty of Various Disciplines for Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

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The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Public Administration, is being established in Doha, Qatar by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. The DI is anticipated to launch its first academic year in the Fall semester of 2015. The DI is currently recruiting distinguished faculty from the Arab world and abroad to develop and lead its programs of learning and ...

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4th Annual UC Davis Spring Human Rights Initiative Symposium (9-10 May)

 4th Annual UC Davis Spring Human Rights Initiative Symposium  This year's symposium is being held in conjunction with the meeting of the UC Humanities Institute-supported UC Human Rights Collaboration, which brings together 21 faculty and graduate students from the majority of the UC system's campuses. The papers represent the cutting edge of UC-scholarship on Human Rights and memory, indigeneity, culture, and humanitarianism. The program includes offerings from ...

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Event: Book Launch for "Beirut Re-Collected" (10 May, Dubai)

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Beirut Re-Collected Book Launch Event 10 May 2014 5:00-8:00 PM The Archive in Safa Park Dubai UAE Come join Mashallah News for the Dubai launch of the media collective's first book, Beirut Re-Collected– an anthology of "forgotten" stories from Beirut. One story from the book, “Inhabiting a Grudge,” was recently featured on Jadaliyya. Three of Mashallah News' co-editors will be present at the launch. In addition to giving a short introduction to the book, we ...

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Call for Papers--The GCC Countries: Politics and Economics in Light of the Regional and International Shifts and Changes (6-8 December 2014)

Deadline: 8 May 2014 The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) will hold its Annual Conference of Arab Research Centers from December 6-8, 2014.  The title of this year’s conference is “The GCC Countries: Politics and Economics in Light of the Regional and International Shifts and Changes”. The choice of theme stems from the political and security challenges the GCC countries face at a time of great uncertainties, in addition to the changes that are ...

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Conference--The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 1500-Present (2-3 May, Washington DC and College Park MD)

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The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 1500 -Today May 2-3, 2014 Co-Hosted by the Library of Congress and Roshan Institute of Persian Studies, University of Maryland This conference is made possible by a Social Science Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.   DAY ONE, Friday May 2 Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building Library of Congress 10 First ...

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Press Release: ICAHD Joins Appeal to Israeli Supreme Court Against Military Planning in Area C of the West Bank

[The following press release was issued by The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions on 24 April, 2014.]  ICAHD, in conjunction with Rabbis for Human Rights/Shomrei Mishpat, The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, and The Society of Saint Yves, The Catholic Center for Human Rights, and together with the Palestinian village council of Ad-Dirat- Al-Rfai’ya located in the southern district of Hebron, West Bank, has submitted a petition to the Israeli ...

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Studying, Researching, Teaching, Representing: The Arab Uprisings Three Years On (28 April, George Mason University)

Join George Mason University and the Arab Studies Institute for a panel discussing: How has the region been studied, researched, taught, and represented in the past three years?  What have we learned about the societies, regional/international relations, and political-economic dynamics of Arab countries?  What are the salient debates in the region about the region? Have counter-revolutionary forces triumphed? Is it time to do away with ...

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#23BucukNisan / Unutulan Cocuklarin Bayrami

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#23BuçukNisan / Unutulan Çocukların Bayramı [Bu bildiri New York City Gezi Platformu tarafından, GEZIniyoruz Amherst, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bielefeld, Chicago, Dresden, Goettingen, London, New York, Oslo, Ottawa, Penn State, Rotterdam ile beraber 23 Nisan 2014 tarihinde yayımlandı. / The following statement was published by Gezi Platform NYC, together with GEZIniyoruz Amherst, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bielefeld, Chicago, Dresden, Goettingen, London, New York, Oslo, Ottawa, Penn ...

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Job Opening: Associate Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University

Brown University is seeking an Associate Director, Middle East Studies to provide critical leadership and direction in support of programmatic initiatives, strategic growth and curricular development.  Middle East Studies at Brown is in a transition period of rapid growth and the position offers an exciting opportunity for motivated and highly organized individuals to institutionalize an agenda-driven program grounded in Brown’s tradition of interdisciplinary, critical, ...

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Impunity is Not an Option: Ensure Accountability for Mass Killings in Egypt

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[The following report was published by the Alkarama Foundation on 26 March 2014] Impunity is Not an Option: Ensure Accountability for Mass Killings in Egypt Introduction In the age of human rights accountability, it is inconceivable that systematic extrajudicial killings of demonstrators remain poorly investigated and unpunished. Since the outset of the revolution on 25 January 2011, Egypt has witnessed killings of demonstrators under the rule of Mubarak, the Supreme ...

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