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Study-Trip Report: Building Visions with Glass and Steel

The students of the Master Program "Governing the Large Metropolis" at the University of SciencesPo Paris have released Building Visions with Glass and Steel, an “instant-book” based on their notes and photographs after their fieldtrip to Dubai and Dhabi, last January 2016. This document appears in two versions: a printed book and a web site--both of them richly adorned with their photographs. It is now an integral part of Dubai’s mythology to be presented as ...

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Call for Papers -- Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Re-Inventing Identities

Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Re-Inventing Identities Call for Papers  Date:  November 3-4, 2016 Location:  Aga Khan University (International) in the UK, London Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 31, 2016 The Conference The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) and Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) seek to bring together academics and media professionals to discuss the central ...

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Press Release: Family Has Not Heard from Dr. Abdul Jalil al-Singace in A Week; Fear for His Health

[The following press released was issued by Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) on 1 July 2016]  1 July 2016- The daughter of Dr. Abdul Jalil al-Singace, a prominent human rights activists in Bahrain, has not heard from him since last Friday 24 June 2016. Bahraini security forces have failed to provide Dr. al-Singace with his medications or adequately tend to his medical needs. Dr. al-Singace has been imprisoned in Jau prison since 2011 and ...

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Call for Papers: The Geographies of Bodies and Borders (18 July 2016 Deadline)

Call for Papers: The Geographies of Bodies and Borders The deadline for submission is July 18, 2016. We are pleased to invite submissions for the fourth issue of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research, slated for publication in December 2016. Young activists, independent researchers, graduate students and fresh graduates are particularly encouraged to apply.  For research articles, please select “research” in the online submission form. For opinion pieces, ...

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Beirut Event -- Research and Public Engagement in Lebanon: A Panel Discussion (23 June 2016, AUB)

Research & Public Engagement in Lebanon: A Panel Discussion 1:30pm, 23 June 2016 CASAR Seminar Room, Bldg. 37 American University of Beirut Join us in Beirut for a panel of presentations dealing with the intersection of research and public engagement. What should the relationship between research and public engagement be? Are there particular challenges to conducting in-depth research in Lebanon? How can researchers translate their findings into publically ...

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Conference Report: The Nexus of Urbanization, Violence and Conflict

On April 18th, 2016, in preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and Habitat III, and in coordination with the Global Alliance for Urban Crises, a one-day panel event: “The nexus of urbanization, violence and conflict: Linking SDG 11 and SDG 16,” was co-hosted by the City College of New York (CUNY), the Permanent Missions of Lebanon and Norway to the UN, UNDP, UN-Habitat, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The report The Nexus of Urbanization, ...

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Call for Papers: Aesthetics Afterlives: Memory, Transfiguration and the Arts (9-10 September, Princeton University)

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Aesthetics Afterlives: Memory, Transfiguration and the Arts 9-10 September Princeton University Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College and Professor of History and African American Studies The last four decades have witnessed a phenomenal upsurge of interest in memory and memory studies. Spurred on by the unprecedented destruction of World War II, memory studies as many know it today has evolved in a largely Euro-centric context. But the last two ...

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Changing the Status Quo: What Directions for Palestinians?

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research has issued today five papers and a final report on: Changing the Status Quo: What Directions for Palestinians? The papers address five proposed directions for Palestinian to take in order to change the status quo: popular resistance, boycott, ending security coordination, embracing a rights-based approach, and return to negotiations. The final report summarizes the main findings of research, papers, and public opinion ...

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Digital Activism and Civil Society in the Middle East (Beirut, 3-4 June)

"The Media Project” at the Arab Studies Institute is pleased to announce its workshop on digital activism, civil society, and media in the Middle East. the second in a series of critical workshops, conferences, and events will be held in Beirut, Lebanon to address the relationship between digital activism as spurred by the Arab uprisings and civil society institutions and actors. This event will feature some of the most creative and revolutionary activists, ...

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Call for Applicant: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter

The Centre for Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter is accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in Gulf studies. Complete information may be found by clicking here.   Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Application Deadline: 16 June 2016 Salary: £33,574 - £41,255 per annum (on Grade F), depending on skills and experience. Details The Centre is seeking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers whose areas of specialisation fit and ...

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Reading Resource on Sykes-Picot Agreement (Signed in May 1916)

[Map of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. Image from Royal Geographic Society via Wikipedia]

As the one-hundred year anniversary of the infamous Sykes-Picot Agreement falls this May 2016, Jadaliyya takes this oppertunity to highlight a two-part article by Sara Pursley published in both English and Arabic. Using the case study of Iraq, Pursley draws on her own research to highlight what about Sykes-Picot was implemented and not implemented as part of the post-World War I settlment in the Middle East. In doing so, she also sheds light on the historical processes ...

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صدور كتاب نكبة وبقاء: حكاية فلسطينيين ظلّوا في حيفا والجليل

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صدر حديثاً عن مؤسسة الدراسات الفلسطينية كتاب:"نكبة وبقاء: حكاية فلسطينيين ظلّوا في حيفا والجليل" (1948 – 1956) تأليف: عادل منّاع   يحمل هذا الكتاب في طياته تجديدات متعددة: نظرية ومنهجية، وفي مصادر المعرفة ومراجعها. وتنفض الدراسة الغبار عن حقبة تأسيسية في تاريخ الفلسطينيين الذين بقوا في حيفا والجليل بعد النكبة (1948-1956). وتسمح هذه الدراسة بسرد حكايات إنسانية وشخصية للمهمشين، مغايرة للروايات التاريخية النخبوية. فأسباب وحيثيات البقاء في فلسطين بعد سنة 1948 ...

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Rayhana Al-Musawi Talks to Bahrain Mirror about Her Prison Woes (Part 1)

[The following introduction by Bahrain Mirror and personal narrative by Rayhana Al-Musawi was published on Bahrain Mirror on 10 May 2016] Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): She is calm enough for one to think that she is shy and easy to break, and strong enough for one to be shocked by the first impression. When she was taken to the Isa Town Police Station, one of the policewomen told her: "We used to hear your name and hear about your charges and thought that they were ...

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Statement by SFSU Students Who Protested Jerusalem Mayor

[Students protesting the Nir Barkat's speech at SFSU on 6 April 2016. Photo by SFSU student]

[The following report back was submitted to Jadaliyya by the students are San Franscisco State University that protested Hillel-sponsored speech of Nir Barkat, the mayor of occupied Jerusalem.] With the unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the university, SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.                -SFSU Mission ...

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Call for Papers -- Settles and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society (Deadline: 31 August 2016)

        Call for Papers: Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society Special Issue of Settler Colonial Studies In Collaboration with the SOAS Palestine Society We invite contributions for a guest-edited special issue of Settler-Colonial Studies on the topic: “Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society”.  Papers should be between 8000 and 9500 words and should be submitted to soaspalsoc.conf2015@gmail.com by 31 ...

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GMU Event: Annual Lecture -- Ahmad Dallal on 'The Political Theology of ISIS' (12 May)

The Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at George Mason University The Annual Keynote Lecture The Political Theology of ISIS by Ahmad Dallal Thursday 12 May 2016 at  5 PM Merten Hall 1202 GMU Reception to follow the lecture RSVP: MEIS@gmu.edu Just a few years after their beginning, it now appears that the bold hope engendered by the Arab uprisings is being replaced by fear of the seeming endless slide towards utter devastation and senseless cruelty. More ...

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CUNY Faculty Letter in Support of the Doctoral Students’ Council

[This statement was released on 7 May 2016. To sign on to this letter, click here.] We, the undersigned City University of New York faculty, wish to declare our support for the Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) at the CUNY Graduate Center, which recently adopted a Resolution Endorsing the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions. In doing so, the DSC joins major academic organizations in North America and around the world, including the Association for Asian American ...

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Statement by MSF on Withdrawing of World Humanitarian Summit

[The following statement was issued by Medceins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on 4 May 2016.] Last year, 75 hospitals managed or supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were bombed. This was in violation of the most fundamental rules of war which gives protected status to medical facilities and its patients, regardless if the patients are civilians or wounded combatants. Beyond the hospitals, civilians are being wounded and killed by indiscriminate warfare in Syria, Yemen, ...

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Symposium--Changing Ecologies of War and Humanitarianism: Reflecting on MSF’s 40 Years of Working in Conflict (Beirut, 4-5 May 2016)

Changing Ecologies of War and Humanitarianism: Reflecting on MSF’s 40 Years of Working in Conflict Beirut, 4-5 May 2016 A Two-day conference organized by Médecins Sans Frontières, AUB’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and AUB’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs MSF’s first project responding to conflict was inaugurated in Beirut in 1976. Since then, the organization has worked in major conflict zones across the world and has grown in size to ...

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Derailing Democracy?: The Anti-Boycott Playbook Explained

[Logo of Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions]

[This piece was first posted on the website of Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions on 28 April 2016.] As members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) cast their ballots on a proposed boycott of Israeli academic institutions, outside organizations are desperately mobilizing to pressure the Association and derail the initiative. In the interests of educating all members of the Association—whatever their position on the ...

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