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Improving Access to Education for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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[The following recommendations were issued by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS).] The Government Must Improve the Access to Education for Syrian Refugees Roundtable Discussion Series The LCPS, CLS, and KAS discussion group recommends that the government takes the following six actions to provide better access to education for Syrian refugees:  Create an extensive database for Syrian refugees of school-going age Train extra teachers and ...

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UN Should Mandate Unhindered Humanitarian Access To and Within Syria

[The following report was issued by theInternational Crisis Group (ICG) on 1 November 2013.] UN Should Mandate Unhindered Humanitarian Access To and Within Syria Overview The U.S.-Russian agreement to remove Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal has led many observers to hope for a political breakthrough.  A more immediate and realistic objective,  as well as a more reliable yardstick by which to measure various parties’ good-will, should be on the humanitarian ...

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International Opposition to Bahraini Tear Gas Shipments Mounting

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[This report was originally published by Bahrain Watch's Stop The Shipment campaign on 1 November 2013.] StopTheShipment Campaign Kicks Into High Gear as Korea Weighs Issuing Tear Gas Export License
 Surge of support seen as Bahrain Government hits campaign Protest outside DAPA, Korea’s tear gas export licensing authority   Two weeks ago, Bahrain Watch leaked a tender document indicating that Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior was soliciting proposals to purchase ...

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Palestine Awareness Week at UCLA (4-7 November, Los Angeles)

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Palestine Awareness Week (PAW) University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) 4-7 November 2013 Please join Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCLA for a week of educational events and activities highlighting the Palestinian cause and discussing how UCLA students can support Palestinian rights. This week will feature both day and evening events, and speakers from both in and outside the UCLA community.    Monday, 4 November Daytime Event ...

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إسرائيل تحلّ كضيفة شرف على معرض غواد الاخارا للكتاب الدولي في المكسيك

  إسرائيل تحلّ كضيفة شرف على معرض غواد الاخارا للكتاب الدولي في المكسيك فنانون ومثقّفون من أمريكا اللاتينية يناشدون بدعوة فلسطين  إثر دعوة إسرائيل كضيفة شرف على معرض الكتاب الدولي في مدينة غوادالاخارا في المكسيك، أحد أهمّ الأحداث الثقافية في أمريكا اللاتينية التي تنظم سنويًّا، قام عدد من الكتّاب والمثقّفين القاطنين في المكسيك بمناشدة منظّمي المعرض بدعوة فلسطين كضيفة شرف في العام القادم 2014.  جاء في البيان، والذي نُشر في جريدة La Jornada المكسيكية يوم ...

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Anything But Politics: The State of Syria's Political Opposition

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[The following report was issued by the International Crisis Group (ICG) on 17 October 2013] Anything But Politics: The State of Syria's Political Opposition Executive Summary Often derided for its infighting or dismissed as irrelevant, Syria’s political opposition reflects the contradictions, misunderstandings and conflicting geopolitical interests upon which it was founded. That its main political bodies have failed to overcome their inherent weaknesses and play a ...

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Livestream October 30th 7pm EST: Palestine and the Public Intellectual, a Conversation Between Judith Butler and Cornel West

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On October 30th, 2013 at Seven PM EST, renowned scholars Judith Butler and Cornel West will discuss what it means to be a public intellectual and Edward Said's impact on the academic discourse of Palestine. The Entire event will be streamed live on the website of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University. - livestream Introduction Lila Abu Lughod, Director of the Middle East Institute and ...

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'Mapping Dubai' in New York City

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A multimedia section from “Mapping Dubai,” a research project undertaken by Yasser Elsheshtawy, is currently featured in the BMW Guggenheim Lab exhibition in New York. “Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends” is on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from 11 October 2013 to 4 January 2014. The exhibition is a global project that offers free programs and projects about important urban challenges in cities around the world. It explores the major themes and ideas that ...

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Philadephia Event: What Is Settler Colonialism: Teach-In with Maya Mikdashi (25 October)

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On Friday, 25 October 2013, at six o'clock in the evenning Students For Justice and Peace in Palestine at Temple University will be hosting Jadaliyya Co-Editor Maya Mikdashi for a public reading of “What Is Settler Colonialism?" Mikdashi will critically compare the cases of Palestine and the United States, discussing the ways in which their histories of settler colonialism intersect and diverge. What Is Settler Colonialsim? A Teach-In with Maya Mikdashi 6pm ...

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New York Event--Writing at the Borders of Violence: A Literary Dialogue with Hoda Barakat and Sinan Antoon (24 October)

As part of the Fall 2013 Seminar Series of New York University's Hagop Kevorian Center Writing at the Borders of Violence A Literary Dialogue with Acclaimed Arab Novelists Hoda Barakat and Sinan Antoon (In Arabic, with translation) Thursday, 24 October 2013, 5-7pm  The Richard Ettinghausen Library Hagop Kevorkian Center 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Stree New York Hoda Barakat is an acclaimed Lebanese novelist. Her works, written in Arabic, have ...

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Global Campaign Launched to Stop Tear Gas Shipment to Bahrain

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[This report was originally published by Bahrain Watch on 18 October 2013.] 13,000 E-Mails Sent so far; Embassy Protest in London; Support from Korean Workers Federation [Manama]. A global campaign has been launched to stop the flow of tear gas to Bahrain, after research and advocacy group Bahrain Watch published a leaked official document showing that the government may be planning to import 1.6 million tear gas canisters and 90,000 tear gas and sound grenades. At ...

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الأحداث القانونية الأردنية في أسبوع

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النواب يصرون على عبارة "من أين لك هذا؟" تمسك مجلس النواب بعبارة "من أين لك هذا" في اسم قانون "الكسب غير المشروع" المعاد من مجلس الأعيان مخالفين بذلك تعديلات الأعيان. وأصر مجلس النوابعلى شطب دائرة منع الكسب غير المشروع ووافقوا على قرارهم السابق الذي يقول “تنشأ لدى المجلس القضائي هيئة قضائية أو أكثر برئاسة قاضي تمييز وعضوية قاضيين اثنين لا تقل درجتهما عن الدرجة الخاصة بقرار من المجلس القضائي لمدة سنتين يعاونهما في ذلك العدد اللازم من الموظفين ...

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Symposium Announcement: Innovative Perspectives on Arab Film and Visual Culture (Santa Cruz, 25-26 October)

Innovative Perspectives on Arab Film and Visual Culture October 25 – 26, 2013 Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) UC Santa Cruz For more information, visit: A two-day symposium of scholars and artists at UCSC's DARC, and an exhibition of visual art at UCSC's Sesnon Gallery This symposium on Arab film and visual culture emphasizes its plurality, the complex itineraries by which it is produced, and the multiple trajectories through which ...

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Call for Applicants: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Public Policy and International Affairs in the Arab World (AUB, Spring & Summer 2014)

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The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs  American University of Beirut Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Public Policy and International Affairs in the Arab World Applicaton Deadline: 31 October 2013 IFI announces the availability of two post-doctoral fellowships in public policy and international affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB) for the Spring and Summer semesters of 2014 (January-August inclusive). The fellowship is an 8 ...

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Announcing the Business Meeting for the Association of Middle East Anthropology (New Orleans, 10 October)

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Business Meeting for the Association of Middle East Anthropology (AMEA) Thursday, October 10, 2013 11am-1pm Evergreen Rm, 4th Floor, Sheraton Hotel You are cordially invited to attend the business meeting for the Association of Middle East Anthropology (AMEA) at the MESA 2013 conference in New Orleans on Thursday, 10/10, 11am-1pm, Evergreen, 4th Floor of the Sheraton Hotel. At this meeting, we plan to discuss where to take this new organization in the ...

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Imprisoned, Released, and Rearrested in Saudi Arabia: Report on Status of Mabrook Al Sai'ari

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[The following report was issued by Alkarama o 24 September 2013] Mabrook Al Sai'ari, a 43-year-old Saudi national detained at Najran prison, could be executed in two months. Or not. His fate depends on a family living at the border with Yemen who will use this decisive 'term' to decide whether or not to forgive him for the murder of their beloved one. No one's fate should depend on such an arbitrary decision by the Saudi judiciary which has sentenced him twice for the same ...

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Arclight DocFest Features Three Documentaries on Arab World (Los Angeles,10-12 October 2013)

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Arclight Cinema's Third Annual Documentary Film Festival kicks off on 8 October 2013 across the Los Angeles Area. This year's lineup features the following three films on the Arab world:               A World Not Ours (Showing at 7pm on Thursday 10 October in Hollywood)   Flying Paper (Showing at 1:45pm on Friday 11 October in Hollywood)   The Square (Showing at 8:30pm on Saturday 12 October in Hollywood)

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Call for Papers: Critical Histories of Photography in the Middle East, Special Issue of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication

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Call for Submissions "Critical Histories of Photography in the Middle East" Special Issue of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication Deadline for Abstracts: 30 November 2013 A rich vernacular photographic culture has thrived in the Middle East for well over a century. The history of this culture, however, remains largely unknown. The ways in which “photography” and “Middle East” have most commonly been brought together in scholarly writing has ...

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Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Eighteenth Report

[The following report was issued by Bokra Youth Organization and H2O Team on 28 September 2013. This is the eighteenth in a year-long series of reports covering the actions of Libya's General National Council. This issue focuses on the period from 15 September to 30 September 2013. Click here to access the previous report.] Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Eighteenth Report Introduction: The General National Conference (GNC) held ...

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Symposium Report: 'Gulf Cities: Space, Society, Culture'

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From 22-24 March 2013 the Center for Gulf Studies (CGS) at the American University of Kuwait held a three-day Gulf Studies Symposium on the theme "Gulf Cities: Space, Society, Culture."  The symposium brought together forty regional and international scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to share their research on the cities of the extended Gulf (including Iran, Iraq, Yemen, and the Red Sea region of Saudi Arabia). Though the rapidly developing Arab ...

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