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Family Farming in the Near East and North Africa

[Graph by FOA via this working paper]

[The following working paper was authored by Ray Bush. It was published in December 2016 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FOA) of the United Nations and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth of the United Nations Development Programme. Click here to download the full report.] Family Farming in the Near East & North Africa Working Paper no. 151, December 2016 By Ray Bush, University of Leeds, UK 1) INTRODUCTION The United Nations ...

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Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of American Studies at The American University of Beirut

The American University of Beirut Assistant Professor of American Studies The Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is seeking to appoint an Americanist from a social science or humanities discipline, starting August 15, 2017 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The hire will have joint appointment with CASAR and an appropriate department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose ...

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New Report: City Profile of Mosul, Iraq

[Mosul City Profile Cover. Credit: UN-Habitat]

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Iraq has published a comprehensive urban analysis on Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and the focus of an international military campaign to liberate it from occupation by the terrorist group that calls itself “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).” The report includes a comprehensive mapping assessment of the city’s infrastructure, housing, social services, and demographics to help in planning ...

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New Report: UNDP's Arab Human Development Report 2016

The sixth Arab Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Programme is entitled “Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality.” The report provides an evidence-based overview of youth challenges and opportunities since 2011. The report is organized in eight chapters: the first on youth and human development, the second on values, identities, and civic participation, the third on education and transition to work, the fourth on inclusion ...

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Berlin Event: Sinan Antoon & Elias Khoury on Violenc and Death in Their Novels (19 December 2016)

EUME Discussion: The Poetics and Politics of the Body in Pain: Violence and Death in the Novels of Elias Khoury and Sinan Antoon Monday 19 December 2016 at 5pm Forum Transregionale Studien Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin Discussants: Elias Khoury (Beirut / Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2016/17) Sinan Antoon (New York University / Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2016/17) Chair: Friederike Pannewick ...

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East Aleppo Graffiti: Messages for Asad and the City

[Image by @ObaydahAmer via Twitter]

[The following compilation and translations was created by Osha al-Mussalami and published on on 15 December 2016]             “One day we will return.” This is just one of the messages that have been left behind on the walls by the Syrians being evacuated out of the besieged city of Aleppo.   With convoys of ambulances and buses carrying out the evacuation, images have emerged on social media showing the ...

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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 2017-2018 academic year: 15 February 2017. 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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Call for Applicant: The Edward Said Chair of American Studies at The American University of Beirut

The Edward Said Chair of American Studies The American University of Beirut The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut announces its search for the 2017-2018 Edward Said Chair of American Studies, a one-year appointment to begin August 15, 2017. CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center whose mission is to increase understanding of America in the Arab world.  The center offers an ...

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بيان: أوقفوا ترحيل الناشطتين في نقابة عاملات المنازل في لبنان

[السيدتين سوشيلا رنا المعروفة باسم سوجانا رنا، والسيدة روجا مايا ليمبو والمعروفة باسم روزي ليمبو، عضوتان في نقابة عاملات المنازل في لبنان]

بيان مشترك بيروت، في 9/12/2016 نحن الجمعيات الموقّعة أدناه، علمنا أن السيدتين سوشيلا رنا المعروفة باسم سوجانا رنا، والسيدة روجا مايا ليمبو والمعروفة باسم روزي ليمبو، من الجالية النيبالية وعضوتان في نقابة عاملات المنازل قد تم توقيفهما في الاسبوع الماضي لأسباب غير معروفة بعد، وهما قيد الاحتجاز من قبل المديرية العامة للأمن العام في بيروت، لبنان. كما علمنا أن سوجانا معرّضة للترحيل نهار السبت الواقع في 10 كانون الاول 2016، ولم تردنا أي معلومات حول مصير روزي. إن سبب توقيف ...

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Video: Israel's Use of Force and the Palestinian Right to Armed Resistance

[Nour Erakat. Image via screenshot from below video]

In this lecture sponsored by the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat describes how Israel has sought to expand its right to use force and diminish the Palestinian right to armed resistance in the language of law. Since November 2000 when Israel publicly embraced its assassination policy of Palestinians, it embarked on two fundamental and interlocking shifts. The first was to unsettle the applicable legal framework regulating the State’s ...

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Humanitarian Needs Overview of Syria (December 2016)

[The following report on the humanitarian situation in Syria was produced on behalf of the Strategic Steering Group (SSG) for December 2016] Humanitarian Needs Overview:  Syrian Arab Republic December 2016:  13.5 Million People in Need Part I: Summary Humanitarian Needs As the Syria crisis enters its sixth year, civilians continue to bear the brunt of a conflict marked by unparalleled suffering, destruction and disregard for human life. 13.5 million people ...

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Knowledge Production Project Launch in Beirut at AUB

Join us for the launch of the Arab Studies Institute's Knowledge Production Project in Beirut, at the American University of Beirut on 6 December 2016, 5:30 pm, Boustany Hall. Bassam Haddad will be introducing the project and the patform iin BETA form and holding a discussion henceforth on its origin, nature, and function in relation to Middle East Studies and the (politics of) the process of knowledge production.   Click Below to Download Flyer 

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Roots of the Syrian Uprising: Lecture at AUB by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad

The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship Presents The Active Citizenship Monthly Meetings  Roots of the Syrian Uprising: METHODOLOGICAL & SUBSTANTIVE APPROACHES  by  Bassam Haddad Discussant: Hassan Abbas 6:00 PM, Wednesday 7 December 2016 AUB, College Hall, Auditorium B1  This talk methodically addresses the roots of the Syrian uprising by examining available approaches and offering a research framework. Haddad distinguishes ...

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Do You See It?

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Symposium -- Left-Wing Trends in the Arab World (1948-1979): Bringing the Transnational Back In (Beirut, 12-13 December 2016)

Left-Wing Trends in the Arab World (1948-1979): Bringing The Transnational Back in 12-13 December Orient-Institut Beirut Gilbert Achcar, Abdulnabi Alekry, Haggag Ali, Abdulsalam Alrubaidi, Anne-Linda Amira Augustin, Orit Bashkin, Dalal al-Bizri, Michaelle Browers, Musa Budeiri, Jeffrey Byrne, Maher Charif, Elliott Colla, Yasmeen Daifallah, Nicolas Dot-Pouillard, Alexander Flores, Nate George, Gennaro Gervasio, Laure Guirguis, Dyala Hamzah, Jens Hanssen, Sune Haugbolle, ...

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Call for Applicants: Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine

Seminar Dates: May 17 - May 30, 2017 in Jerusalem and the West Bank Application Deadline: January 12, 2017 Awards Announcement: March 14, 2017 The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its eighth Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. PARC will select 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based ...

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Call for Applicants: Fellowship for Field-based Research on Palestine in Palestine, Jordan, or Lebanon

2017-18 Fellowship Competition for U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine Full Proposal Deadline: January 9, 2017 Awards Announcement: March 20, 2017 Fellowship Awards:$6,000 - $9,000 The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 18th annual competition for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian studies. Important information about the fellowship competition:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens. ...

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NEH/FPIRI PARC Fellowship for Scholars Conducting Field-based Humanities Research in Palestine

2017-18 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship: Competition for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Humanities Research in Palestine Full Proposal Deadline: January 16, 2017 Awards Announcement: March 16, 2017 Fellowship awards are a minimum of four and a maximum of eight consecutive months. Selected fellows are awarded $4,200 per month of the award.  The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its fifth National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship ...

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EU Differentiation and the Push for Peace in Israel-Palestine

[The following policy brief was written by High Lovatt and published by the European Council on Foreign Relations on 31 October 2016] EU Differentiation and the Push for Peace in Israel-Palestine Introduction Next year will mark the 50 year anniversary of Israel’s de facto annexation and prolonged occupation of Palestinian territory. The approaching milestone will bring with it a renewed focus on both the failings and future direction of international ...

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad Addresses Aleppo Today on Democracy Now!

"Nothing Short of a Slaughter": 1 Million Syrians in Aleppo Under Siege with No Hospital, Food" As the United Nations says nearly 1 million Syrians are living under siege and the last remaining hospitals in eastern Aleppo have been destroyed, we speak with Syrian analyst Bassam Haddad and get an update from a physician in touch with medical personnel in Aleppo. Dr. Zaher Sahloul is founder of the American Relief Coalition for Syria and senior adviser and ...

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