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Deadline for Applications: M.A. in Middle East and Islamic Studies at George Mason University

The Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University announce the earlydeadline for applications for the Fall/Spring 2018-2011 academic year: 15 February 2018. The aim of this degree program is to reposition the study of the Middle East and Islam ...  Read More »

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Call for Applicants: Representing Muslim Women -Muslim Women and the Media (10 November)


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Co-Editor Noura Erakat Discusses Hamas-Fatah Unity on i24NEWS English

On 17 October 2017, Israel announced plans to build more than three-thousand new settlement units throughout the West Bank, including in Hebron as well as the establishment of a new settlement to accommodate the settlers evacuated from the Amona outpost in February 2017. This past week also marked the establishment of ...  Read More »

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Rencontre : débat à propos de la littérature irakienne actuelle avec Sinan Antoon (Paris, 19 octobre)

IISMM /EHESS Séminaire Orient-Littératures Le 19 octobre 2017 de 14h00 à 16h00 96 Boulevard Raspail, Paris 6e  Salle Lombard Rencontre – débat à propos de la littérature irakienne actuelle et de son œuvre d’écrivain avec : Sinan Antoon Lauréat du Prix du roman arabe ...  Read More »

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ASI/GMU Event - Media and the Afterlife of the Arab Uprisings (1 November, George Mason University)

 Media and the Afterlife  of the Arab Uprisings   1 NOVEMBER 17 @ 5:30pm | 163 RESEARCH HALL  |  GMU   Panelists: Marwan M. Kraidy, University of Pennsylvania:  "Creative Insurgency & Media ...  Read More »

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GMU/ASI Event - Palestine: Anatomy of an Abyss (24 October, George Mason University)

Middle East and Islamic Studies Annual Lecture  Palestine:  Anatomy of an Abyss by Mouin Rabbani  Moderated by MEIS Program Director Bassam Haddad This lecture examines the present crisis of the Palestinian national movement in terms of its various domestic dimensions as well ...  Read More »

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Queer Alliances in Times of War

Antiracist and anti-/de-colonial activists have struggled, and continue to do so, against the rhetoric of the “War on Terror,” a rhetoric circulated by states and reinvented by femonationalist and homonationalist circles. We see ourselves as part of this political tradition. Yet we also argue that certain approaches ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers -- Women and Liberation Struggles: Palestine and the Global South Rethinking Revolutionary Histories and Futures

A.M. Qattan Foundation & Institute of Women Studies, Birzeit University December 11–13th, 2017  This seminar seeks to explore the past and present relationships between women and liberation movements and investigates ways to relink these struggles today. It is part of a much wider and more expansive ...  Read More »

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Presentations and Exhibit - Water Urbanism: Amman

Who: Columbia University GSAPP’s Urban Design Program and Studio-X Amman  What : WATER URBANISM: AMMAN - Presentations and Exhibition Opening When: October 14th, 2017 at 7pm Where: At Studio-X Amman, Columbia Global Centers | Amman, 5 Moh’d Al-Sa’ad Al-Batayneh Street, King Hussein ...  Read More »

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Letter to the President of NYU Regarding UAE's Denial of Professors at its Abu Dhabi Campus

[This letter was originally posted to MESA on 2 October 2017.] Andrew D. Hamilton President, New York University Dear President Hamilton: We write on behalf of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and its Committee on Academic Freedom to express our deep concern ...  Read More »

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SciencesPo Kuwait Program Call for Paper: “Wise Cities” in the Mediterranean? The Challenge of Environmental and Social Sustainability

 Call for Papers and Presentations  “Wise Cities” in the Mediterranean? The Challenge of Environmental and Social Sustainability Conference date : 8-9 March 2018 in Paris, Sciences Po Call for paper deadline : 30 November 2017 Organized by the Kuwait Chair, SciencesPo Supported by CIDOB, the ...  Read More »

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Statement: Letter of Resignation from Members of the Editorial Board of Third World Quarterly

[This statement was originally published via social media on 19 September 2017.] Letter of Resignation from Members of the Editorial Board of Third World Quarterly Dear Shahid Qadir, Taylor & Francis, Colleagues and Interested Public, We are deeply disappointed by the unacceptable process around ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Sinan Antoon Receives 2017 Arabic Literature Prize

[This article was originally featured on Actua Litte.] Le Prix de la littérature arabe 2017 a été décerné à l'écrivain irakien Sinan Antoon pour son roman Seul le grenadier, publié aux éditions Sindbad/Actes Sud dans une traduction de Leyla Mansour. Créé en 2013 par la Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère et ...  Read More »

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Press Release: Award-Winning 1974 Franco-Belgo-Syrian Co-Production of "Kafr Qassem" Revived

[The following press release was issued by the Open Committees, sponsored by Al-Awda NY] On October 1, 2017 at 6pm, Anthology Film Archive in NYC will host the first U.S. screening and revival of the internationally acclaimed film Kafr Qassem, a 1974 Franco-Belgo-Syrian co-production by ...  Read More »

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Press Release: Plaintiffs and Counsel Respond to Supreme Court Canceling Oral Arguments in Muslim Ban Case

[The following press release was issued by the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) on 25 September 2017] Plaintiffs and Counsel Respond to Supreme Court Canceling Oral Arguments in Muslim Ban Case WASHINGTON — Today, the Supreme Court removed Trump v. International Refugee Assistance ...  Read More »

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

I Am From There, I Am From Here: A Palestinian Showcase   presented by the DCPFAF  DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival 2017 kicks off the seventh annual run (October 5-8) with a FREE showcase of Palestinian performance artists covering storytelling, musical ensemble, and theater ...  Read More »

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ACAPS Report: Movement back to Syria - Scenarios

[The following report was published by ACAPS and the Mixed Migration Platform on 9 September 2017.] ACAPS and the Mixed Migration Platform have produced a new set of scenarios, outlining possible developments in Syria and neighbouring countries over the next nine months. Following ...  Read More »

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Shanghai University Call for Papers: Orientalism, Neo-Orientalism and Post-Orientalism in African, Middle East, Latin American, Asian/Chinese Studies

                CALL FOR PAPERS:  ORIENTALISM, NEO-ORIENTALISM AND POST-ORIENTALISM IN AFRICAN, MIDDLE EAST, LATIN AMERICAN, ASIAN/CHINESE STUDIES 15th Anniversary of Memory of Edward Said (1935-2003) and 40th Anniversary of His Book (1978) MAY 17–18, ...  Read More »

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Report by Human Rights Watch on Saudi Arabia: Prominent Clerics Arrested

Saudi authorities have arrested dozens of people, including prominent clerics, in what appears to be a coordinated crackdown on dissent, Human Rights Watch said today. The campaign comes three months after Mohammad bin Salman became crown prince in June 2017. The reported arrests of Salman al-Awda, Awad ...  Read More »

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Job Opening: Watson-Anthropology Position in Middle East Studies at Brown University

Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Department of Anthropology jointly invite applications for a tenured, senior position (Associate or full Professor) in Sociocultural Anthropology of the Middle East. This position will fill the currently vacant Roberts Family ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Arab Studies Journal Special Issue

 Visualizing Change: Graphic Arts and Literature in the Contemporary Arab World Guest Editors: Eid Mohamed and Barkuzar Dubbati This special issue focuses on the rise of graphic literature and arts in the Arab world as a means of expression, representation, and political resistance against ideological ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Towards an Arab Left Reader

Cambrigde 12- 14 April 2018 Why is there as yet no reader or anthology of Arab leftist thought in English translation?  This workshop will bring together an international group of scholars and translators from a wide range of disciplines to identify, discuss and translate a selection of documents that have ...  Read More »

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Letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Regarding Intenet to Reject US Assylum Application of Radwan Ziadeh

[The following letter was issued by the Middle East Studies Association on 29 June 2017, in response to the Department of Homeland Security's intent to reject Dr. Radwan Ziadeh's application for U.S. asylum, despite being a well-known human rights activist.] The Honorable John F. Kelly Secretary of Homeland ...  Read More »

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Letter to Shaikh Hamad Al Khalifa Regarding the Sentencing and Detention Conditions of Bahraini Activist Nabeel Rajab

[The following letter was issued by the Middle East Studies Association on 26 July 2017 in response to its decision to Bahrain's detention of the prominent human rights lawyer, Nabeel Rajab.] Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Issa Al Khalifa Office of His Majesty the King P.O. Box 555 Rifa’a Palace, al-Manama, Bahrain Fax: ...  Read More »

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Statement of Opposition to the "Israel Anti-Boycott Act" by the Middle East Studies Association of North America

[The following statement was issued by the Middle East Studies Association of North America on 27 July 2017 in response to the Congressional move to enact a "Israel Anti-Boycott Act" law.] The Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) expresses its strong opposition to the “Israel ...  Read More »

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A Few Thoughts on Leaving Academe

Next week, I will depart Beirut and return to the DC area. I’m grateful to the students and friends who made our time in Lebanon so rewarding. We’ll remember this period with great fondness. My son grew from a toddler into a little boy in Beirut. His first memories are registered at AUB. Despite applying to ...  Read More »

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تقرير: خمسون عاماً على احتلال القدس الشرقية: سياسات القضم والإبعاد والتهويد تتواصل

بعد مرور 50 عاماً على الاحتلال الإسرائيلي لمدينة القدس الشرقية، باتت مساحتها تتقلص أكثر فأكثر لحساب المستعمرات، إلاّ إن عدد الفلسطينيين يزداد على نحو يؤشر إلى فشل سياسات التهويد الإسرائيلية. مع بداية الاحتلال الإسرائيلي للقدس الشرقية في سنة 1967 كان عدد سكانها بشطرَيها الشرقي والغربي 266,300 نسمة تقريباً، يشكل ...  Read More »

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Statement of Condemnation and Clarification by the Socialist Forum in Lebanon

[The following statement was issued by Socialist Forum on 16 July 2017 in response to its decision to cancel a demonstraiton it had organized in response to the recent actions taken by the Lebanese government (through the military) within the Syrian refugee communities of Arsal.] On Friday June 30th, 2017 at dawn, a ...  Read More »

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بيان المنتدى الاشتراكي رداً على هجمات ضد اللاجئين السوريين في منطقة عرسال

[أصدر المنتدى الاشتراكي هذا البيان في ١٣ تموز، ٢٠١٧، رداً على هجمات ضد اللاجئين السوريين في منطقة عرسال] فجر نهار الجمعة 30 حزيران 2017، قامت قوة من الجيش اللبناني بمداهمة مخيمي النور والقارية للاجئين السوريين في بلدة عرسال، ضمن ما اعتبره الجيش "عملية استباقيّة" ضد "إرهابيين" موجودين في المخيم. ...  Read More »

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Report: Informal Systems in Urban Sustainability and Resilience

The Climate Change and Environment team at the Issam Fares Institute of the American University of Beirut, in partnership with the Lebanon office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, a German non-profit institution working for the public interest, are conducting a research project that explores informality in the urban ...  Read More »

Jadaliyya Features

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Population(July 2016 est.): 94,666,993
GDP($US trillions, 2016 est.)$1.105 
Unemployment: 13.1% (2016 est.); Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 34.3% (2013 est.)
Internet Users (/million, 2015)31.767 (35.9%)
Exchange Rate(2016 est.)$342.8 billion 
GDP Growth Rate(2016 est.)2.51% 
Military Expenditures(2015)1.73% of GDP 
Health Expenditures (/GDP, 2014)5.6% 
Population Growth Rate (2016 est.):  2.51%
Age Structure (2016 est.)0-14 years: 33.21%; 15-24 years: 19.24%; 25-54 years: 37.47%; 55-64 years: 5.91%; 65 years and over: 4.17% 
Literacy (2016 est.): 73.8% 

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