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Salaita Update: Settlement Reached in Case of Professor Fired for 'Uncivil' Tweets

[The following press released was issued on 12 November 2015 by Steven Salaita's legal defense team.] Settlement Reached in Case of Professor Fired for “Uncivil” Tweets Contact: Jen Nessel, (212) 614-6449, jnessel@ccrjustice.org November 12, 2015, Chicago – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel Loevy & Loevy announced the settlement of Professor Steven Salaita’s case against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for ...

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Prominent Anthropologists Explain Why They Support the AAA Boycott Resolution

On 20 November 2015, members of the American Anthropological Association will vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Over the past year, a number of prominent anthropologists have written eloquently about why they support such a boycott, urging their colleagues to join them in that support. Here are some of the highlights:         Lisa Rofel & Ilana Feldman, Why Anthropologists Should Boycott Israeli Academic ...

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Seminaire: Mais que veut donc le peuple?

[cliché Vincent Battesti]

Ce séminaire est organisé par Habib Ayeb (Université Paris 8), François Ireton (CNRS) et Vincent Battesti (CNRS). Il aura lieu deux fois par mois le mercredi de 15h à 18h à l’Université de Paris 8 Vincennes à Saint-Denis (bâtiment D, salle D008, rez-de-chaussée, station de Métro "Saint Denis-Université", terminus de la ligne 13). Parmi les slogans, revendications et mots d’ordre qui ont fleuri durant les contestations et soulèvements qu’ont connus certains pays ...

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Seminaire doctoral: Societes urbaines mediteraneennes: Histoire et anthropologie

L’Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain/Laboratoire d’anthropologie urbaine (IIAC/LAU) et le Centre de recherche Europes-Eurasie de l’Institut nationale des langues et civilisations orientales, avec le soutien de l’ED 265 Langues, littératures et sociétés du monde de l’INALCO, organise ce séminaire mensuel, qui est un lieu de formation et d’échange pour les chercheurs et les étudiants en Master et Doctorat. Il vise à contribuer à la réflexion sur les ...

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Be It Resolved: Full Text of the Proposed AAA Boycott Resolution

[A mural depicting Israeli settlements in Hebron. Image from Wikimedia Commons.]

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions has submitted a boycott resolution to the American Anthropological Association (AAA) for consideration at the upcoming Annual Meeting in Denver. The resolution endorses the Palestinian civil society call to boycott Israeli academic institutions until they take concrete steps to end their complicity with Israel’s systematic abuses of Palestinian rights. This includes refraining from any formal ...

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Political Economy of the Middle East: Continuities & Discontinuities in Teaching & Research (Event at GMU)

Political Economy of the Middle East:  Continuities & Discontinuities in Teaching & Research Friday 6 November, 2015 3 pm - 6 pm Merten Hall 1202 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Pizza and Refreshments Served      S C H E D U L E  Panel 1: Field Research  : :  3 pm  Melisande Genat, Stanford University From Agrarian Experiments in the Context of Socialist ''Villagization'' to Population Displacements: Iraqi ...

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Symposium: Palestine and Pedagogy at the University (UCLA, 6 November 2015)

Palestine and Pedagogy at the University: A one-day conference Friday, November 06, 2015 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room UCLA Attedance is free, but requires an RSVP CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 9:15 –11:00: Panel I
 Moderator: Asli Bali, Professor UCLA Law School Yaman Salahi, “Academic Freedom in Middle East Studies: Comfort, Balance, and Neutrality in the Classroom.” Cheryl Harris, “Pedagogical Challenges of Engaging ...

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ICRC Report: Urban Services During Protracted Armed Conflict

This report seeks to stimulate a much-needed discussion on developing a better approach to assisting people in urban areas that have been affected by protracted armed conflict. Currently, some fifty million people worldwide are affected by armed conflict in urban areas, with knock-on effects that go far beyond the visible signs of destruction. Experience suggests that most of these people are more dependent on essential services than their rural compatriots, making them more ...

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Syracuse Event: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq (29 October 2015)

Join us for a book talk by author Ali Issa, as he discussed his most recent book: Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq (Tadween Publishing). Collected from dozens of interviews with, and reports from, Iraqi feminists, labor organizers, environmentalists, and protest movement leaders, Against All Odds presents the unique voices of progressive Iraqi organizing on the ground. Thursday 29 October 2015 at 7pm Room 107 Hall of Languages Syracuse ...

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The Protest Movement in Lebanon | Thursday, 29 October 6 - 8 pm | GMU

The Protest Movement  in Lebanon Thursday, 29 October 6 - 8 pm   Research Hall 163 George Mason University Pizza and Refreshments Served Paul Salem, Middle East Institute The Challenges of Protest and Reform within Lebanon’s Sectarian Political System  A young, civil, and urban vanguard has played important roles in Lebanon’s recent history from protests to end the civil war in the 1980s all the way through to the latest ...

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Job Opening - Gender and Women's Studies at the AUB English Department

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill an open-rank position in gender and women’s studies to begin August 15, 2016. The new hire will be expected to coordinate the development of the university’s initiative in gender and women’s studies as a trans-disciplinary research and educational program. We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching, research, and administrative experience, whose research engages feminist approaches to the ...

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Filming Revolution

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Filming Revolution: a meta-documentary about filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution Filming Revolution is an interactive data-base documentary archive about independent and documentary filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution. Bringing together the collective wisdom and creative strategies of media-makers in Egypt, before, during, and after the revolution, the website consists of thirty interviews with Egyptian filmmakers, artists, activists, and archivists, discussing ...

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis (Refugees and Migrants Series, Part 2)

The Syrian Refugee Crisis [Refugees and Migrants Series, Part 2]  Introductory Remarks  Lisa Breglia, Director of Global Affairs and Global Programs, GMU   On the Syrian Political Context Bassam Haddad, Director of the Middle East Studies Program, GMU   Panel  On International Law and Refugees Noura Erakat, Assistant Professor, New Century College, GMU   The Complexities of the Syrian Refugee Crisis Nidal Betari,  Senior ...

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ICGG Endorses Academic Boycott of Israel

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Forging Solidarity, taking a stand on Palestine  International Critical Geography Group votes by an overwhelming majority to endorse Academic Boycott of Israel in its seventh conference PRESS RELEASE   13 October 2015 – This past summer the International Critical Geography Group (ICGG) convened its seventh conference in the occupied city of Ramallah, Palestine. Following a two-decade tradition and nearly three years of preparation, ...

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Job Opening: Two Tenure-Track Positions in Arabic Studies at Williams College

The Program in Arabic Studies at Williams College seeks to appoint two tenure-track Assistant Professors, beginning July 2016. Specialization open, PhD preferred. Excellent language teaching credentials and experience are essential, interdisciplinary scholarly interests are desirable. The teaching load for regular faculty at Williams is 2-2; faculty teach in our January term every other year. The College and the Program value teaching and research equally highly, and expect ...

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BBC Arabic Festival Announces 2015 Line-Up

BBC Arabic announces 20 selected works that will make up this year’s BBC Arabic Festival (click here for full program). The Festival will take place in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in Central London and runs from Friday 30 October to Monday 2 November 2015. All events are open to the public and free of charge.
 Tuesday 29th September 2015// BBC Arabic today announced twenty selected works that will make up this year’s BBC Arabic Festival. The Festival will ...

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Political Economy Workshop for Graduate Students/Researchers: Call for Letters of Interest

Dear Researchers, We are writing to solicit Letters of Interest (LI) from doctoral students and other researchers for a workshop to be held in Spring or Summer 2016 on the political economy of the Middle East [Date and Time TBA]. The aim of the workshop is to connect doctoral students and researchers with mid-career and senior scholars working in the field and to provide them with the opportunity to present their research and to receive feedback from a community of ...

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Call by Academics for International Solidarity after the Ankara Bombing

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[The following statement was released in English, French, Turkish, and German on 17 October 2015. To sign on to this petition, please click here.] Call by Academics for International Solidarity after the Ankara Bombing In the wake of the atrocious bomb attack in Ankara on 10 October that killed over a hundred demonstrators for peace, we, the undersigned academics and scholars, call on the Turkish government to account for these events, and on all governments to reconsider ...

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Dersimli Serdar’in Hikayesi

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Dersimli Serdar’ın Hikayesi [Bu metnin orijinali Yön Haber'de yayımlandı.]  Ankara Katliamı'nda yaşımını yitirenlerden biri de Tunceli Ovacık nüfusuna kayıtlı 33 yaşındaki inşaat işçisi Serdar Ben...Serdar Ben'in arkadaşı ve köylüsü Akın Sabur, Serdar'ın dramatik hikeyesini yazdı  *** Tertele yıllarıdır... Ermeni bir kadın oğlunun kuşağına bir kese altın iliştirerek ''Bu keseyi iyi sakla, düşürme, gideceğin yerde sana sahip çıkarlar, bu keseyi de ...

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Black, Palestinian Artists and Activists Affirm Solidarity in New Video

[Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author and activist. Image from the Video]

More than 60 leading Black and Palestinian artists and activists are featured in a new video highlighting challenges that both communities are confronting, including militarized policing and the prison industry. The video features Ms. Lauryn Hill, Danny Glover, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Sapphire, LisaGay Hamilton, the Baha Men, Dream Defenders Co-Founder Ahmad Abuznaid, Yousef Erakat (fouseyTUBE), and others holding up signs such as “Gaza Stands With Ferguson” ...

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