Steven Salaita has filed a lawsuit filed in Champaign County Court against the University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees. Salaita and his legal team at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) maintain that the university administration has failed to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by refusing ... Read More »
لوس انجيليس، كاليفورنيا 17/11/2014
تُطلق مؤسسة "أرشيف R-Shief" يوم 17 نوفمبر مبادرة للباحثين الأكاديميين العاملين في مجال دراسة الحركات الاجتماعية عبر العالم؛ حيث تجعل المحتوى الذي تم جمعه على مدار السنوات الماضية متاحاً إلى جانب أدوات أرشيف متاحة لمدة عام بصورة مجانية ومفتوحة بدون قيود. هذا ... Read More »
[This interview explores the rising phenomenon of diaspora Armenians traveling throughout Anatolia, following their ancestors’ footprints. Specifically, it focuses on the following questions: What is the meaning of Armenian diaspora tourism to Turkey? Is it a return to the homeland? What emotions do travelers share ... Read More »
Response to Criticisms of the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA
The G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies (hereafter CNES) of UCLA is one of the oldest such centers in the United States. It is also one of the largest, currently including seventy-six affiliated faculty (among whom ... Read More »
Hani Bawardi, The Making of Arab Americans: From Syrian Nationalism to US Citizenship. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Hani Bawardi (HB): My intellectual pursuits began when I set out to understand the dominance of my peers in small business ownership in Flint, ... Read More »
[The below petition was published in the Daily Princetonian.]
The following petition was begun by five faculty members in History and Near Eastern Studies and now has the following signatories. This ad serves both as an announcement of the petition to the community and as an invitation to the tenured faculty across ... Read More »
In this debate on Fox News, UNRWA Spokesperson Christopher Gunness and the Center for Near East Policy Research's David Bedein debate the issue of the role of UNRWA in Gaza and US funding for the "reconstruction" of Gaza. The power of this debate is the manner with which Gunness exposes the ... Read More »
[The following letter was issued by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association on 23 October 2014]
via email email@example.com
To whom it may concern:
I am writing on behalf of the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies ... Read More »
[This is a slightly revised version of comments presented as part of the event “Palestine Solidarity: A Faculty Roundtable and Student Q & A,” held at the CUNY Graduate Center on 17 October. The discussion was organized by a group of students involved with a resolution currently before the Doctoral Student Council ... Read More »
On Thursday, October 23, 12-2pm at 450 Tudor Center at the University of Southern California, USC's Middle East Studies' Program (MESP) is hosting a panel discussion on "Spotlight on Egypt."
UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Amar will examine President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt by looking at the ... Read More »
صارع صانعو السياسة والصحفيون والخبراء كي يفهموا احتلال تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام للموصل في العاشر من حزيران\يونيو ٢٠١٤، واندفاع المجموعة جنوباً نحو بغداد وانهيار الجيش العراقي أمام تقدمها. إن الطريقة التي فُهمتْ بها هذه الأزمة المتسارعة ستحدد استجابة القادة في العراق، والشرق الأوسط، وفي النظام الدولي. ... Read More »
The following trailer is for Laura Poitras' Citizefour, which is scheduled for release on 24 October 2014.
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A panel titled "Intervention: Limits of US Power?" was organized by the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) and the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut on 13 Ocotber 2014.
The panel featured Vijay Prashad (IFI Senior ... Read More »
I have never met Slav Leibin.
Nonetheless, it recently came to my attention that he vetoed, with the approval of the Center for Jewish Life, my right to participate in a proposed panel on the recent hostilities in Gaza. Apparently this preemptive act of exclusion was carried out on entirely political grounds. This ... Read More »
Much has already been said in the weeks since University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise informed Steven Salaita that she was not forwarding his appointment to the Board of Trustees and was thus effectively revoking a tenured job offer in American Indian Studies that Salaita had already accepted in October 2013. ... Read More »
Radical Increments: Toward New Platforms of Engaging Iraqi Studies
27-28 February, 2015
The rift between theory and application in Iraqi studies has grown over the past three decades, with Iraqi scholarship curtailed at home due to geographic isolation during the Iraq-Iran war, ... Read More »
In April 2013, the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) became the first United States academic body to pass a resolution boycotting formal relations with Israeli universities. In December, the American Studies Association (ASA) and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) also passed ... Read More »
MESA Panel: The Salaita Case and the New Assaults on Academic Freedom
3:30pm Saturday, 22 November 2014
Marriot Wardman Park Hotel
After a brief introduction by Laurie Brand (Chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom) and Paul Sedra, the discussion will begin with ... Read More »
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic
The George Mason University, Department of Modern and Classical Languages (Fairfax, Va.) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Arabic beginning August 2015.
Department: Modern/Classical Languages
Criminal Background Check: Standard ... Read More »
As the bombs rained down on Gaza this summer, we were reminded yet again of the failure of peace talks, negotiations, or dialogue to attain meaningful results for the Palestinian people over the last seven decades of Israeli colonialism. Indeed, global demonstrations throughout July and August showed how widespread ... Read More »
Should the Palestinian leadership fail to seize the moment, it would condemn itself to eternal damnation.
In the speech, Abbas rejected the notion of resuming peace negotiations in the usual manner. He called for a timetable for ending the occupation supervised by the UN. He also spoke of the genocidal war Israel ... Read More »
[The following statement was originally published in The Jewish Daily Forward on 1 October 2014]
We the undersigned are professors of Jewish studies at North American universities.
Several of us have also headed programs and centers in Jewish studies. Many of us have worked hard to nurture serious, sustained study ... Read More »
[The following press release and statement announcing the endorsement by over 250 anthropoligists of the movement to boycott Israeli academic institutions were issued on 1 October 2014 by the below-identifed group of anthropologists. Since it was first published on Jadaliiya, the number of signatories of the statement ... Read More »
The Arab Studies Institute is happy to announce it's sponsorship of the 2014
DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival
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2014 Program of Films and Events:
Thursday October 2, 2014:
Stories for Justice: Visualizing Palestine Exhibit and Opening Reception
Join us ... Read More »
[The Gallatin School of New York University invited Amjad Nasser, one of the major poets of the Arab world, to inaugurate its Gallatin Global Writers series on 30 September. On 27 September, US Homeland Security at Heathrow, London, interrogated Nasser and prevented him from boarding the plane without giving any ... Read More »
قرأتُ، مرةً، أنَّ عدد المسجلين على القائمة الاميركية "السوداء" يبلغ نحو مليون شخص. ولكنَّ ذلك قبل الحادي عشر من سبتمبر. بعده لا أحد يعلم كم بلغ العدد! قد يخطر في بال من يسمع بوجود هذه القائمة أن الأمر يتعلق بأسماء المتورطين بـ "الارهاب"، مشاركة ً وتمويلاً وتمجيداً، أو بارونات المخدرات الذين ... Read More »
The recent announcement of the establishment of a “caliphate” by the “Islamic State”—also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—has put Islamic law back in the headlines. In the ensuing, polarizing debates, images of violence and extremism are ... Read More »
A one-day sympoisum hosted by the Issam Faris Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
Sunday 28 September 2014
IFI Building Auditorium
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On Monday September 22, 2014, a jury in the US District Court of Brooklyn found that the Arab Bank is liable for financing terrorism. This is the first jury trial to find a bank liable for financing terrorism under the 1990 Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). The Arab Bank contends that the case was riddled with errors ... Read More »
[The following open letter is being ciruclated in protest of the Brooklyn Book Festival's partnership with the Israeli Office of Cultural Affairs in New York to sponsor Assaf Gavrons participation in the festival.]
Tell the Brooklyn Book Festival to no longer accept partnerships with the Israeli government or ... Read More »