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'Mapping Dubai' in New York City

[The Hor-al-Anz Street Corner in Dubai. Image by Yasser Elsheshtawy]

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)

[An Israeli soldier grabs a Palestinian boy, dressed as a Native American during a protest in Nablus. AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh]

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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Conference--From Margin to Center: Connecting Struggles, Forging a National Movement (25-27 October, Palo Alto)

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From Margin to Center: Connecting Struggles, Forging a National Movement 2013 National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; 25-27 October 2013 The steering committee of the 2013 National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference has recently announced plans for a third national gathering scheduled for the weekend of October 25th at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California.  Hosted by Stanford Students ...

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Conference--On Likeness and Difference: Modern Art of the Middle East and the Confines of Modernism (NYC, 18-19 October)

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On Likeness and Difference: Modern Art of the Middle East and the Confines of Modernism Third Annual Conference Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey Co-sponosred by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near East Studies at NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi Date: October 18-19, 2013   Location: Friday 18 October: NYU Abu Dhabi, New York University (19 Washington Square North) Saturday 19 October: Hagop Kevorkian ...

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Call for Papers: Rethinking Palestine (Vienna, 13-15 December 2013)

Rethinking Palestine International Graduate Student Conference Vienna, 13 - 15 December 2013 Deadline for Abstracts: 30 September 2013  Twenty years have passed since the Declaration of Principles was signed in Oslo in 1993, still one can observe that the current project of state formation in the West Bank and the siege on the Gaza Strip have definitely led to nowhere, no peace, no justice. As opposed to developments in the Gaza Strip, it seems ...

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Job Announcement: Senior Economist at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies

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The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies is recruiting a Senior Economist Job Title: Senior Economist at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies Location: Beirut, Lebanon Job Purpose: Research and management of projects About LCPS Our Mission We aim to produce independent, high-quality research relevant to policymaking and to promote active reform through advocacy and raising public awareness.  What We Do Based in Beirut, we at LCPS have established ourselves as a ...

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Event: Bassam Haddad on Understanding the Arab Uprisings and Their Aftermath (23 September, Fairfax)

Understanding the Arab Uprisings and Their Aftermath A Lecture by Bassam Haddad Director, Middle East Studies Program George Mason University Monday September 23, 2013 7:00pm Center for the Arts, Concert Hall Fairfax Campus - GMU This talk addresses the causes of the Arab uprisings and their seemingly troubled path and aftermath. After debunking the snap-shot view pessimism that pervades the media, Haddad argues that generalizing often obscures ...

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Statement of Support to CUNY Students Attacked and Arrested in Peaceful Protests Against Ex-General David Petraeus

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[A group of students at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York wrote the attached statement in response to Tuesday’s arrest of CUNY students protesting the appointment of David Petraeus at the Macaulay Honors College. It has been signed by over three hundred graduate students and professors at CUNY, students and professors from universities across the country, and other supporters. The statement has been lightly edited for stylistic purposes. For more ...

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On the Resurgence of Protests in Turkey: Intersections Interview with Turkey Page Co-Editor Jay Cassano

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In the following interview on Aslan Media's Intersection podcast, Jadaliyya Turkey Page Co-Editor Jay Cassano talks with host Michael Brooks (who also produces The Majority Report) about why the past weeks have featured a resurgence of protests in Turkey. Together they discuss the trajectory of the movement that exploded onto the world stage in late May 2012, and how the Turkish political establishment has failed to understand its driving force.

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