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Call for Submissions: DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival

DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival Call for Submissions OCTOBER 2-5 Deadline: June 15, 2014 Calling on Palestinian Filmmakers for Submissions! The DC-PFAF is the first film festival in Washington, D.C. to showcase the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists. ELIGIBILITY DC-PFAF showcases the diverse and creative work of Palestinian filmmakers across all geographic locations. We accepts films in the following categories: ■ Feature Films ■ ...

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Dignity Has No Price in Kuwait

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[The following report was published by the Gulf Center for Human Rights on 23 April 2014] Introduction and Summary Kuwait’s reputation is as one of the most democratic states in the Gulf, the state with an elected parliament and the state in which there is a tolerance of freedom of expression and of assembly. All things are relative, however, and the experiments with democracy in the country have long been combined with distinct and targeted repression. Although ...

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Job Opening: Dean for School of Public Administration and Policy at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

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Hiring Institution: The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) Deadline: June 1, 2014. Position to be filled by September 2014. About the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Public Administration, is being established in Doha, Qatar by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS). It is scheduled to launch in the ...

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'My Sleep is My Break': Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers in Qatar

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[The following report was published by Amnesty International on  22 April 2014] "My Sleep is My Break": Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers in Qatar Introduction and Overview "No day-off and no mobile if you don't want to give. It is as you like madam, the same with  working hours, it is as you like, no problem about hours."  -- A representative of a popular Doha recruitment agency, answering questions about how domestic workers ...

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Event: Ralph Bunche and the Politics of Binationalism in Palestine (8 May, Los Angeles)

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A talk by Alex Lubin, Director of the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut Thursday, May 08, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4357 Bunche Hall UCLA  Although Ralph Bunche has has lionized as the statesman who successfully negotiated the armistice agreement ending the Arab-Israeli war, Bunche's pre-WWII writing and politics have been largely overlooked, forgotten, and expunged from the historical record. It was during his years as a ...

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Job Opening: Open-Rank Faculty of Various Disciplines for Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

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The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Public Administration, is being established in Doha, Qatar by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. The DI is anticipated to launch its first academic year in the Fall semester of 2015. The DI is currently recruiting distinguished faculty from the Arab world and abroad to develop and lead its programs of learning and ...

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4th Annual UC Davis Spring Human Rights Initiative Symposium (9-10 May)

 4th Annual UC Davis Spring Human Rights Initiative Symposium  This year's symposium is being held in conjunction with the meeting of the UC Humanities Institute-supported UC Human Rights Collaboration, which brings together 21 faculty and graduate students from the majority of the UC system's campuses. The papers represent the cutting edge of UC-scholarship on Human Rights and memory, indigeneity, culture, and humanitarianism. The program includes offerings from ...

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Event: Book Launch for "Beirut Re-Collected" (10 May, Dubai)

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Beirut Re-Collected Book Launch Event 10 May 2014 5:00-8:00 PM The Archive in Safa Park Dubai UAE Come join Mashallah News for the Dubai launch of the media collective's first book, Beirut Re-Collected– an anthology of "forgotten" stories from Beirut. One story from the book, “Inhabiting a Grudge,” was recently featured on Jadaliyya. Three of Mashallah News' co-editors will be present at the launch. In addition to giving a short introduction to the book, we ...

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Call for Papers--The GCC Countries: Politics and Economics in Light of the Regional and International Shifts and Changes (6-8 December 2014)

Deadline: 8 May 2014 The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) will hold its Annual Conference of Arab Research Centers from December 6-8, 2014.  The title of this year’s conference is “The GCC Countries: Politics and Economics in Light of the Regional and International Shifts and Changes”. The choice of theme stems from the political and security challenges the GCC countries face at a time of great uncertainties, in addition to the changes that are ...

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Conference--The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 1500-Present (2-3 May, Washington DC and College Park MD)

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The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 1500 -Today May 2-3, 2014 Co-Hosted by the Library of Congress and Roshan Institute of Persian Studies, University of Maryland This conference is made possible by a Social Science Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.   DAY ONE, Friday May 2 Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building Library of Congress 10 First ...

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Press Release: ICAHD Joins Appeal to Israeli Supreme Court Against Military Planning in Area C of the West Bank

[The following press release was issued by The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions on 24 April, 2014.]  ICAHD, in conjunction with Rabbis for Human Rights/Shomrei Mishpat, The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center, and The Society of Saint Yves, The Catholic Center for Human Rights, and together with the Palestinian village council of Ad-Dirat- Al-Rfai’ya located in the southern district of Hebron, West Bank, has submitted a petition to the Israeli ...

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Studying, Researching, Teaching, Representing: The Arab Uprisings Three Years On (28 April, George Mason University)

Join George Mason University and the Arab Studies Institute for a panel discussing: How has the region been studied, researched, taught, and represented in the past three years?  What have we learned about the societies, regional/international relations, and political-economic dynamics of Arab countries?  What are the salient debates in the region about the region? Have counter-revolutionary forces triumphed? Is it time to do away with ...

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#23BucukNisan / Unutulan Cocuklarin Bayrami

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#23BuçukNisan / Unutulan Çocukların Bayramı [Bu bildiri New York City Gezi Platformu tarafından, GEZIniyoruz Amherst, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bielefeld, Chicago, Dresden, Goettingen, London, New York, Oslo, Ottawa, Penn State, Rotterdam ile beraber 23 Nisan 2014 tarihinde yayımlandı. / The following statement was published by Gezi Platform NYC, together with GEZIniyoruz Amherst, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bielefeld, Chicago, Dresden, Goettingen, London, New York, Oslo, Ottawa, Penn ...

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Job Opening: Associate Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University

Brown University is seeking an Associate Director, Middle East Studies to provide critical leadership and direction in support of programmatic initiatives, strategic growth and curricular development.  Middle East Studies at Brown is in a transition period of rapid growth and the position offers an exciting opportunity for motivated and highly organized individuals to institutionalize an agenda-driven program grounded in Brown’s tradition of interdisciplinary, critical, ...

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Impunity is Not an Option: Ensure Accountability for Mass Killings in Egypt

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[The following report was published by the Alkarama Foundation on 26 March 2014] Impunity is Not an Option: Ensure Accountability for Mass Killings in Egypt Introduction In the age of human rights accountability, it is inconceivable that systematic extrajudicial killings of demonstrators remain poorly investigated and unpunished. Since the outset of the revolution on 25 January 2011, Egypt has witnessed killings of demonstrators under the rule of Mubarak, the Supreme ...

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The Case Against Qatar: Host of the FIFA 2022 World Cup

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[The following report was published by the International Trade Union Confederation on 16 March 2014] The Case Against Qatar: Host of the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar is a government which takes no responsibility for workers. $140 billion of infrastructure is forecast to get Qatar ready to host the 2022 World Cup. Qatar’s own estimates are that 500,000 extra workers will be needed in the run up to the World Cup. Frequent contacts with Qatar authorities since late 2011 have ...

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Event: Angela Davis and Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on Mass Incarceration in the United States and Palestine (19 April, Evergreen State College)

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Peace Works 2014 Yet Again Captives: Mass Incarceration in the United States and Palestine April 19, 2014 The Evergreen State College Olympia, Washington Keynote discussion with Angela Davis and Noura Erakat 7:00 PM Washington Center for the Performing Arts Register for the full conference here!  Purchase tickets to the Keynote event here. Join us for a day-long conference featuring plenaries, workshops, networking opportunities, and plans ...

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United States: Send Detainees Home to Yemen (Video)

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[The following video was released by Human Rights Watch on 7 April 2014]

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Iraqi Authorities Turn Their Sights on Journalists

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[The following briefing was published by Reporters Without Borders on 26 March 2014] Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the growing hostility that the Iraqi authorities are displaying towards critical journalists. One of latest violations of freedom of information is a warrant for the arrest of Awn Al-Khashlok, the head of Baghdadia TV, and Anwar Al-Hamdani, the host of the station’s “Ninth Studio” programme, on charges of disturbing public order and ...

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Human Rights Violations in Bahrain during Formula One Race Period

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[The following joint briefing was written by the undersigned and issued by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights on 6 April, 2014] On the morning of the Grand Prix race which will take place today at 6pm in Sakhir; BCHR (Bahrain Center for Human Rights), BIRD (Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy) and BYSHR (Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights), note their concern for the growing violations against civilians in Bahrain. It has been evident that in the months ...

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