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Palestine: Human Rights and Humans Wronged

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Two of Palestine’s leading human rights defenders will discuss conditions on the ground, the status of human rights and their violations, and the future facing Palestinians. April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Busboys & Poets – 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW Washington, DC United States   Join us to hear from two of Palestine’s leading human rights defenders who will discuss conditions on the ground, the status of human rights and their violations, and ...

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صدور العدد 106 من مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية

[مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية. العدد 106]

صدور العدد 106 (ربيع 2016) من "مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية" صدر العدد 106 (ربيع 2016) من "مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية"، وقد خص مروان البرغوثي، عضو اللجنة المركزية لحركة "فتح" وعضو المجلس التشريعي - الأسير في سجن هداريم في زنزانة رقم 11، المجلة بمقالة يتناول فيها رأيه بمآلات المشروع الوطني الفلسطيني، ويدعو إلى استعادة مشروع التحرر الوطني، وتوليد نخبة سياسية جديدة. نقاش الأزمة السياسية الفلسطينية التي تصدى لها البرغوثي في باب مداخل، يتصادى مع ...

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Announcing the 2016 Political Economy Book Prize Competition (Political Economy Project)

[EXTENSION OF DEADLINE. THIS BOOK PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2015] The Political Economy Project (PEP) is pleased to invite nominations for our 2016 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize. PEP aims to recognize and disseminate exceptional critical work on the political economy of the Middle East. While the book must have a political economy theme, we welcome nominations from across academic disciplines. Submissions will be read ...

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Call for Submissions: BBC Arabic Film and Documentary Festival 2017

March 30, 2016 // BBC Arabic invites film and documentary-makers to submit works to the 3rd BBC Arabic Festival. The work must have been made after January 1, 2015, and reflect on current situations in the Arab world. Now in its 3rd year, the BBC Arabic Festival has successfully brought live audiences ground-breaking films, with selected films further being shown on BBC Arabic TV which has an international, Arabic speaking audience of 28 million people. The official ...

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Beirut Event -- Manoug's Magic Lantern: Views onto Lebanon

Manoug's Magic Lantern: Views onto Lebanon  AUB, West Hall, Malhas Common Room Exhibit: Monday April 4 - Wednesday April 6, 9am-8pm Openning Event: Monday April 4, 2016 at 6 p.m. (please refer to think link for event details) In this exhibit we showcase 90 photos from our recently acquired collection of the work of Manoug Alemian (1918 – 1994). The exhibit offers a rich and varied sampling from Manoug’s oeuvre, ranging across dates (1940s – 1990s), subjects ...

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Open Letter by Members of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) Opposing Jerusalem as Conference Location

[Screenshot of registration page for upcoming international conference of Society of Psychotherapy Research (SPR)]

[The following opnel letter was published by members of the Society for Psychotherapy Reseach (SPR) on 2 March 2016 in The Independent expressing opposition to the organization's plans to hold its next annual conference in Jerusalem.] We, psychotherapists, researchers and other mental health professionals, write to express our dismay at the decision of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) to hold its next international conference  in Jerusalem. Israel’s ...

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Urgent Call for Solidarity with Academics in Turkey (Letter to the US Department of State)

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[This letter was written by a group of US-based scholars and educators and was released on 22 March 2016.] Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights US Department of State Email: tmalinowski@state.gov Dear Mr. Malinowski: We are a group of US-based scholars and educators who have grown deeply alarmed and shocked by the blatant violations of human rights to which our academic colleagues and counterparts in Turkey have been subjected under an ...

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CFP: Unfolding Middle Eastern Landscapes (Beirut, 31 May-2 June)

Unfolding Middle Eastern Landscapes Changing Forms, Evolving Tools, Transforming Meanings Beirut, 31 May-2 June 2016 This conference aims to bring together landscape academics and professionals to reflect on the discourse of landscape in the Middle East. The organizers hope that speakers, contributors and participants will contribute to the environmental and cultural specificities shaping the emerging profession of landscape architecture in the Middle East. The ...

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الفيلم الوثائقي تعز بين المطرقة والسندان

[.صورة من الفيلم]

يوثق هذا الفليم الاستثنائي لصفاء الاحمد، والذي عرض على بي بي سي العربية بتاريخ ٢٢ شباط/ فبراير ٢٠١٦ رحلتها الشجاعة إلى مدينة تعز في اليمن. وتعيش هذه المدينة تحت الحصار منذ نيسان/ابريل ٢٠١٥، فرضته الميليشيا الحوثية، مما أدى الى نقص حاد في وصول الاغذية، المساعدات الطبية، والوقود، وزاد الأزمة الانسانية المتفاقمة في البلاد جراء الحصار المفروض من السعودية. ويحتاج أكثر من ثمانين بالمئة من السكان إلى مساعدات انسانية بينما تم تشريد مليونين ونصف يمني. أدى الصراع ...

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Open Letters from CUNY Faculty and Students to President Chase Robinson Regarding the Replacement of Dr. Anny Bakalian, Associate Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC)

[Logo of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center of The City University of New York]

[The following letters have been sent by faculty, PhD students, MA students, and alumni affiliated with the Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, to Chase Robinson, President of the Graduate Center. The letters address proposed cuts that would replace the position of Associate Director, currently held by Dr. Anny Bakalian, with a part-time college assistant. Fifty-two ...

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Academia and Social Justice: Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship & Arab Studies Institute Second Annual Conference (11 – 13 March 2016)

Faculty and students at institutions of higher learning have always been engaged in the issues of their times. They have often played an important galvanizing and sometimes game-changing role in their societies’ demands for equity, equality, and social and political justice. They have done so both in their academic and research production as well as their direct social and political activism within the community beyond academia, sometimes paying a heaving price for this ...

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Press Release: Multinational Security Firm G4S Announces Plans to Exit Israeli Market

[The following press release was issued on 10 March 2016 by the BDS National Committee] For immediate release on March 10, 2016 Contact: info@bdsmovement.net Michael Deas +447500877276 / Mahmoud Nawajaa +972595150070 BDS: security company G4S announces plans to exit Israeli market G4S has lost contracts worth millions of dollars in more than a dozen countries following BDS campaigns protesting its role in Israeli prisons, settlements and checkpoints ...

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Call for Papers: Conflict and Living Heritage in the Middle East: Researching the Politics of Cultural Heritage and Identities in Times of War and Displacement

[Shalabi House in Erbil. Image via IFPO]

Call for Papers for the Conference Conflict and living heritage in the Middle East: Researching the Politics of Cultural Heritage and Identities in Times of War and Displacement 10-11 May 2016, Sulaimani, Kurdistan, Iraq Summary Cultural heritage and identities, on the one hand, and armed conflicts and forced displacement, on the other, are central to events unfolding in several countries of the Middle East. Scholars are invited to consider how these issues inter-relate ...

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دفاعا عن صحيفة العالم الجديد العراقية

  نص البيان الذي تلته اليوم المنظمات والنقابات المدافعة عن حرية الصحافة، اثر تهديدات هيئة الاعلام والاتصالات بحق صحيفة ”العالم الجديد“ الالكترونية. مايلي: التاريخ : 29/02/2016 تعرب المؤسسات الحقوقية والصحفية الموقعة أدناه عن إدانتها للتهديدات بالحجب والملاحقة التي تعرضت لها صحيفة "العالم الجديد" الالكترونية، يوم الجمعة الموافق 12 شباط/ فبراير 2016، من قبل رئيس هيئة الاعلام والاتصالات. وكانت الصحيفة قد نشرت تقريراً يزعم تورط رئيس الهيئة في مخالفات مالية، ...

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Sevan Nisanyan icin izan talep ediyoruz! / The Sevan Nisanyan Question

[Sevan Nişanyan. Image via change.org]

Sevan Nişanyan için izan talep ediyoruz! / The Sevan Nişanyan Question [This petition was first published on 28 February 2016. For more information, or to sign the petition, click here. More information about Sevan Nişanyan’s court case can also be found here. The English text has been lightly edited for stylistic purposes.] Sevan Nişanyan iki yılı aşkın bir süredir cezaevinde. Kesinleşmiş toplam cezası 11,5 yılı aştı. Henüz sonuçlanmamış diğer davalarla birlikte bu ...

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Symposium--Beyond the Margins: Researching and Teaching the Middle East in Ohio (Dayton, 9 April 2016)

Beyond the Margins: Researching and Teaching the Middle East in Ohio An Ohio Symposium on Middle East Studies (9 April 2016) University of Dayton Over the past several years, numerous universities, colleges, and community colleges across the state of Ohio have hired new faculty whose research focuses on the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) region. Some have created minors, majors, and/or public events programs that center on the topic. This symposium brings ...

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Shame on Those Who Try to Justify Giulio Regeni’s Assassination: A Letter by Gilbert Achcar

[Giulio Regeni]

[This letter by Gilbert Achcar, Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, was originally published in Italian in Il Sole 24 Ore, as a response to public discussions regarding the case of the late Giulio Regeni. The English version appeared in Open Democracy.] Several articles in the Italian press–by journalists and others with no experience or knowledge of research in the Middle East–have suggested that Giulio Regeni’s supervisors ...

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New York Event--The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism (March 1 @ 12.30pm)

The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism New Book by Cihan Tuğal (Verso, 2016) Date and Time: Tuesday, March 1, 12:30 pm - 1:30pm Location: The Hagop Kevorkian Center, 255 Sullivan Street, New York University Tuğal's masterful explication of the demise of Islamic liberalism brings in Egypt and Tunisia, once seen as the most likely followers of the Turkish model, and provides a path-breaking examination of their regimes and ...

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Call for Papers: The Global Middle East in the Age of Speed

[The Stunt Biker by Walid Rashid. Copyright by permission of photographer, www.walidrashid.com]

Call for Papers: The Global Middle East in the Age of Speed Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Birmingham (UK) 2-3 June 2016 Keynote Speaker: Nile Green (UCLA) Over the past century, motorised vehicles and the new kinds of mobility they enabled gave birth to a radically new social, cultural and political experience. They worked to refashion built environments through urban planning and landscapes through infrastructure programmes, and they altered conceptions ...

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Doctors without Borders Report on War-Wounded and War-Dead in Syria during 2015

[The following announcement was shared with Jadaliyya by Doctors without Borders.] Doctors without Borders (MSF) recently held a press conference in Geneva to speak on the bombing of a hospital in Idlib earlier this week. To coincide with this, MSF is also releasing a report in regards to the war-wounded and war-dead in Syria over the course of 2015 which was compiled from 70 MSF-supported hospitals in the country, 50% of which are in besieged zones. The report can be ...

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