A Workshop and Conversation with Kathryn Abrams, LAPA Fellow; University of California-Berkeley School of Law Amaney Jamal, Director, Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice Robert O. Keohane, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Sohaib Sultan, Muslim Life Chaplain Moderator: Paul Frymer, Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs Presented by the Program in Law and Public Affairs.
Designed to provide training for social science graduate students and junior faculty in experimental methods, broadly defined (lab, field, lab-in-the-field, biological, and survey experiments will be covered); including special sessions on the issues and concerns of conducting experiments in Africa, the ME, and surrounding region.
“Social Justice in the Arab World since 2010: Changing conditions, mobilizations, and policies.” Being held on the AUB campus in Beirut, Lebanon.
February 2-3, 2017
Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School
November 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Robertson Hall, room TBD
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Professor Joseph Sassoon will give a public lecture on November 10th, entitled “Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics.”
Joseph Sassoon is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University and holds the al-Sabah Chair in Politics and Political Economy of the Arab World. He is also a Senior Associate Member at St Antony’s College, Oxford. In 2013, his book Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime (Cambridge University Press, 2012) won the prestigious British-Kuwait Prize for the best book on the Middle East. Sassoon completed his Ph.D at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He has published extensively on Iraq and its economy and on the Middle East. Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics (Cambridge University Press, 2016) is his fourth book.
September 2016 - Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute Alumni Workshop, cosponsored by The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice with the Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) at New York University Abu Dhabi. Invited social science PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior Assistant Professors in experimental social science will present their research designs or work in progress and receive personal feedback from noted scholars in the field, particular emphasis is placed on the participation of junior scholars who are planning or in the process of doing research in the Middle East region.
November 2016. Junior Scholars Manuscript Development Workshop, cosponsored by The Bobst Center and the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS). Post-PhD and pre-tenure scholars from all over who submit manuscripts are then selected by a committee to present their work to receive feedback, support and guidance toward submission to an appropriate press for junior scholarly publications. Senior scholars are on hand to provide critique, guidance and mentorship.
Posted on 26 September 2016
Professor Jamal teaches topics including politics of the Middle East, democracy in the Middle East, gender and Islam, and comparative politics. These musings are drawn from an interview.Read MoreVisit Website
Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All (Fall 2012, Princeton University Press). Read MoreVisit Website
Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9-11. (Co-authors Wayne Baker, Sally Howell, Ann Lin, Andrew Shryock, Ron Stockton, and Mark Tessler) 2009. Read MoreVisit Website
Barriers to Democracy: The Other Side of Social Capital in Palestine and the Arab World. (Best Book Award: Comparative Democratization: APSA 2008).Read MoreVisit Website
Race and Arab Americans after 9-11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects(edited with Nadine Naber), Syracuse University Press, 2008. Read MoreVisit Website