Held in April 2015 at George Mason University, this inaugural workshop of the Political Economy Project (PEP) features presentations from numerous researchers and scholars of political economy from the Middle East and beyond. PEP is an evolving focus of the Arab Studies Institute, with research, pedagogic, and advocacy objectives.
Participants were asked to address any aspect(s) of the following questions. However, they were encouraged to improvise and/or share their own work/research agenda as well.
1. What is your conception of `political economy` and how do you incorporate poltical economy into your own research agenda? 2. What do you consider good political economy texts and why? 3. What are some of the pressing questions/concerns you would like to see (or avoid) in some or any agenda in poltiical economy? (This may address the region, or not.) 4. What types of academic initiatives do you think could help in supporting and strengthening your work in PE, and help to push the field forward productively?
The first day of the workshop is made up of nine presentations, which you can click on separately in the player below. (Day two`s presentations can be accessed here.) Please find full speaker bios of workshop participants at Status/الوضع and click here for the full Political Economy Project network page.
- Pete Moore - Case Western Reserve University
- Sherene Seikaly - UC, Santa Barbara
- Melani Cammett - Harvard University
- Omar Dahi - Hampshire College
- Joel Beinin - Stanford University
- Paul Amar - UC, Santa Barbara
- Toufic Haddad - SOAS, University of London
- Firat Bozcali - Stanford University
- Charles Anderson - Western Washington University
Political Economy Project - Workshop 1
24 April 2015
Fairfax, VA - George Mason University