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Reports Roundup (May 11)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Month-by-Month Summary of Developments in Syria (Updated) International Crisis Group issues a monthly "Crisis Watch" report on Syria. These briefs are compiled here, showing the progression of the Syrian conflict. Gulf Center for Human Rights Condemns Assassination of Jalal Thyab Al-Jawhar The Gulf Center for Human ...

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Bahrain: Silence Is a War Crime

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[The following report was issued by the Bahrain Press Association on 2 May 2013.]  Bahrain: Silence Is a War Crime Forward The 2012 Annual Report comes to mark the second year running of the coverage started with the incorporation of the Bahrain Press Association (“BPA”) in July 2011 in London, the United Kingdom. The report, named ‘Bahrain: Silence Is A War Crime,” represents a testament intended to be comprehensive and impartial in describing ...

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Healing Iraqis: The Challenges of Providing Mental Health Care in Iraq

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[The following report was issued by Doctors Without Borders on 30 April 2013.]   Healing Iraqis: The Challenges of Providing Mental Health Care in Iraq Introduction  Mental health disorders and emotional distress are as debilitating and agonizing as physical health problems. According to The World Health Organisation, mental health disorders are the fourth leading cause of ill health in Iraqis over the age of 5 years. There is little doubt that ...

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Statement by Palestinian Youth Movement on Refugee Camps in Syria

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[The following statement was issued by the Palestinian Youth Movement on 6 May 2013.] The Camps Are Above the Siege In general, the Palestinian refugee camps in Syria, and particularly Yarmouk camp, formed as the capital of the diaspora, are among the largest groups of Palestinian refugees and have been the starting point for many resistance operations, fueling the Palestinian revolution in its various stages and sacrificing many lives for Palestine. The last ...

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Oxford Event -- Egypt's 2011 Revolution and the Rule of the Muslim Brotherhood (15 May)

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Egypt's 2011 Revolution and the Rule of the Muslim Brotherhood 15 May 2013, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Oxford University  A two-panel conference offering a rare opportunity to debate with insiders and experts the fortunes of Egypt's 2011 revolution since the Muslim Brotherhood came to power, as well as the implications for the wider region. With thanks to the Department of Politics and International Relations, Middle East Centre, Oriental Institute, and St Antony's College ...

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Cairo Event: Photography Exhibit "Covering One's Back" (7 - 23 May, 2013)

Covering One's Back Cairo, Gezira Art Center, Zamalek 7 May – 23 May, 2013 In today’s world, what images can we bear to look at? This was the question posed by Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis when curating the photography exhibition “Covering One’s Back.” The exhibition brings together a wide range of works that engage with photography and the photographic process by artists from the Arab World and Switzerland. The artists participating are Atfal Ahdath, Yasser Alwan, Goerge ...

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Widespread Middle East Fears that Syrian Violence Will Spread

[Percent of population in neighboring countries who are concerned the violence in Syria will spread to neighboring countries. From pewglobal.org.]

[The following report was issued by the Pew Research Global Attitudes Project on 1 May 2013.]  Widespread Middle East Fears that Syrian Violence Will Spread As concern mounts about the Syrian government’s possible use of chemical weapons against its own people, publics in the Middle East – especially the Lebanese – are extremely worried about violence spreading to neighboring countries. Nonetheless, a new survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted before news ...

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Gulf Center for Human Rights Condemns Assassination of Jalal Thyab Al-Jawhar

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[The following statement was issued by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights on 29 April 2013.]  With utmost sorrow and grief, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received the news of the assassination of human rights defender Jalal Thyab Al-Jawhar, President of the Liberty Supporters Association. On 27 April 2013, unknown assailants opened fire and killed him in the vicinity of the headquarters of the Association, which is located in Al-Zubair City center, about 18 km ...

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Workshop: Commitment and Dissent in Arabic Literature since the 1950s (Marburg, Germany, 27-29 June)

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Commitment and Dissent in Arabic Literature since the 1950s  27 - 29 June 2013 University of Marbug, Germany  As the ongoing popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa challenge tradi­tio­nal paradigms for understanding the region’s politics and culture, this workshop strives to return to the conceptual beginnings of literary commitment in the Arab world. In the highly politi­cized period of the 1950s, Jean Paul Sartre’s concept of ...

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Call for Papers -- Global Legal Education Approaches: Experiences for Palestine (Hebron, 1-3 October)

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Global Legal Education Approaches: Experiences for Palestine 1-3 October 2013 Hebron University, Hebron, West Bank, Palestine Context The HU Legal Clinic, UNITERRANEE, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law of Aix-en-Provence University, France, are organizing an international conference that would examine the trends on legal education systems and methodologies from global and comparative perspectives with the purpose to enhance the quality of legal ...

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Reports Roundup (May 4)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Press Release from Love in the Time of Apartheid Campaign on Extension of Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law The Love in the Time of Apartheid campaign discusses the re-ratification of Israel's Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, which denies Palestinian families the right to reunification under one roof.  Sara Roy on ...

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Blurring the Borders: Syrian Spillover Risks for Turkey

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[The following report was issued by International Crisis Group on 30 April 2013.] Blurring the Borders: Syrian Spillover Risks for Turkey Executive Summary Turkey has struggled to find the right response to the Syrian civil war, which has brought shellfire, bombs, militias, refugees, sectarian tensions, and uncertainty to its southern border. It has so far generously welcomed at least 300,000 Syrians. But this number could triple this year and prove ...

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Call for Papers -- On Likeness and Difference: Modern Art of Middle East and the Confines of Modernism (New York, 18-19 October)

[Jewad Selim, Untitled (The Gardener), c. 1950. Private Collection, Dubai. Photo courtesy of Meem Gallery, Dubai]

On Likeness and Difference: Modern Art of Middle East and the Confines of Modernism 18-19 October 2013 Kevorkian Center, NYU The third annual AMCA conference seeks to problematize the comparative method with which the paradigm of modernism approaches modern art of the Middle East. This paradigm is, after all, a formulation of the historical experience of Western Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It maps the development of bourgeois ...

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Open Letter to Sudanese President Regarding Censorship and Intimidation Campaign

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[The following letter was issued by the Committe to Protect Journalists on 18 April 2013.]  President Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir Office of the President, People's Palace P.O. Box 281, Khartoum, Sudan Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, is disturbed by the ongoing campaign by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) to intimidate ...

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Call for Papers -- Not All Quiet on the Ottoman Fronts: Neglected Perspectives on Global War, 1914-1918 (1 June Abstract Deadline)

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Not All Quiet on the Ottoman Fronts: Neglected Perspectives on Global War, 1914-1918 9 – 12 April 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Deadline:  June 1, 2013 The History Foundation (Tarih Vakfı) and Orient-Institut Istanbul with the support of Boğaziçi University, Institut Français des Études Anatoliennes (IFEA), İstanbul Bilgi University, Sabancı University, and İstanbul Şehir University will host an international multidisciplinary conference on World War I at İstanbul ...

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Justice Is Universal: A Panel Discussion on Palestine, Comparative Frameworks, and Solidarity

[Left to right: Saree Makdissi, Robin DG Kelly, and David Shorter. Image by Dana Saifan]

Though some may find it easy to use terms like “apartheid,” understanding the material relationships that ground the comparison between Palestine and South Africa is a more difficult endeavor. Similarly, the ease with which activists link the struggles of indigenous peoples in the Americas to the Palestinian cause often belies the everyday details that make this relationship so powerful. With that in mind, Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of California Los ...

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Aid Inside Syria: Too Little, But Not Too Late

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[The following report was issued by Refugees International on 24 April 2013.]  Aid Inside Syria: Too Little, But Not Too Late Two years after the Syrian revolution began, there is much wider recognition of the dire humanitarian needs inside the country, and support for expanding cross-border aid activities is increasing. The United Nations, a handful of international non-governmental organizations, and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent all have humanitarian operations ...

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Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Sixth Report

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[The following report was issued by Bokra Youth Organization and H2O Team on 22 April 2013. This is the sixth in a year-long series of reports covering the actions of Libya's General National Council. This issue focuses on the period from 1 March to 15 March 2013. Click here to access the previous report.] Eye on the Libyan General National Congress: Sixth Report Introduction  The General National Congress held two sessions in this period and primarily discussed ...

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Open Letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron Regarding UAE President's Visit

[Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Image via Wikimedia Commons]

[The following letter was issued by a group of human rights organizations, including the Alkarama Foundation, on 25 April 2013. UAE President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is scheduled to visit the United Kingdom today.]  Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to urge you to express the UK government's grave concern in relation to human rights abuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when you meet the country's president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in the ...

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Call for Papers -- Wither the Nation? National Identity in the Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Middle East and South Asia (25 May Abstract Deadline)

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Whither the Nation? National Identity in the Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Middle East and South Asia 27 - 29 September 2013 Beirut, Lebanon The Orient Institute and the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut will be convening a two and half day conference in Beirut (27-29 September) on twentieth-century and contemporary political thought and its dealings with the question of national identity. The aim ...

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The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival 2017: The Kennedy Center

SHOWCASE // I am From There, I am From Here I Am From There, I Am From Here: A Palestinian Showcase will kick off the seventh DCPFAF on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage with storytelling, musical ensemble, and theater. The cultural production, a contemporary expression of the colorful Palestinian diaspora, celebrates Palestine as a vision for the future as much as an object of commemoration. Featuring: Nadia Abuelezam of Palestinians Podcast ⋅ ...

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