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Wesleyan University’s Alumni Protest Roth’s Statement Against the American Studies Association

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[The following press release and open letter were originally published by a group of alumni of Wesleyan University.] For Immediate Release  Friday, Jan. 31, 2014  Contact: thisiswhywespeakup@gmail.com Wesleyan University’s Alumni Protest Roth’s Statement Against the American Studies Association As the semester at Wesleyan University begins, the Alumni of “Diversity University” are taking action in opposition to President Michael Roth, for his recent OpEd ...

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NYC Event: Reflections on the Academic Study of Women and Islam (NYU, 31 Jan 2014)

Reflections on the Academic Study of Women and Islam: A Panel Discussion with Professors Lila Abu-Lughod and Suad Joseph Friday, 31 January 2014 5:30pm-7:30pm King Juan Carlos Auditorium 53 Washington Square South New York University The Hagop Kevorika Center for Near East Studes invites you to attend a discussion with Lila Abu-Lughod, professor of Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies at Columbia University, on her new book Do Muslim Women Need ...

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Open Letter to Scarlett Johansson and Oxfam

[A parody of Scarlett Johansson's involvement with Soda Stream. Image by Stephanie Westbrook of BDS Italia.]

Scarlett Johansson Actor, Hollywood. Winnie Byanyima Executive Director, Oxfam.  Dear Ms. Johansson and Ms. Byanyima, We are writing to you about the involvement of Ms. Johansson as the Global Ambassador for Oxfam at the same time as she is the Brand Ambassador for Sodastream. Sodastream, as we will show, is an Israeli company that is based on an illegal settlement, illegal according to Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949). Not only are we concerned ...

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (24 January)

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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every other week.]  Palestine-Israel Israel's African Asylum Seekers Go on Strike, Ruth Margalit The New Yorker covers the opposition ...

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Statement by Emad Shahin in Response to Egyptian State Security Charges

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[The following statement was issued on 23 January 2014 by Emad Shahin in response to charges Egyptian State Security forwarded against him.] Statement to My Students, Family, and Friends January 23, 2014 It was with severe shock that I received news that I have been named in a case known as the “Grand Espionage,” which also included former President Mohamed Morsi and senior leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. These claims are baseless and politically motivated. The ...

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Call for Papers: Kurdish Studies

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Kurdish Studies is a new interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality research and scholarship in the field of Kurdish Studies. The Kurdish Studies journal aims to contribute to and revitalize research, scholarship, and debates in this field in a multidisciplinary fashion. The journal embraces a wide range of topics, including but not limited to economics, history, society, gender, minorities, politics, health, law, environment, ...

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From the 'Arab Cold War' to the Arab Revolts: Panel Discussion in Memory of Malcolm Kerr

[Panelists from left to right: Elizabeth Thompson, Samir Seikaly, Eugene Rogan, and Michael Hudson. Image from screenshot of below video]

On Sunday 19 January 2014, the American University of Beirut convened a panel to honor the life and work of scholar and former university president Malcolm Kerr. The occasion was the thirtieth anniversary of his assassination. The panel featured Professors Samir Seikaly, Michael Hudson, Eugene Rogan, and Elizabeth Thompson. Kerr received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1958. His publications include Lebanon in the Last Years of Feudalism 1840-1868: A ...

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Citizenship in Post-Awakening Egypt: Powers Shifts and Conflicting Perceptions

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[The following report was written by Raghab Saad and Moataz El Fegiery of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Study in Januarly 2014. It was published by the Democracy and Citizenship in North Africa after the Arab Awakening: Challenges for EU and US Foreign Policy (EUSPRING) Project.] Citizenship in Post-Awakening Egypt: Powers Shifts and Conflicting Perceptions Abstract This report links Egypt’s shifting political phases to debates more specifically about citizenship ...

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2014-15 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship Competition for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Humanities Research in Palestine

[Note: The deadline for this application has been extended to 18 January 2014] The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its second National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for post-doctoral fellowships for research in Palestine. Fellowship awards range from four to eight consecutive months. Selected fellows are awarded $4,200 per month of the award. Full proposals due ...

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بيــان القوى والشخصيّات الوطنيّة حول المفاوضات وخطة كيري

نحن الموقّعين أدناه، انطلاقًا من دورنا الوطنيّ، وحرصنا على حقوق الشعب الفلسطيني ومصالحه وتطلّعاته، تَدَاعَينا لرفع الصوت في مواجهة تزايد المخاطر المحدقة بالقضيّة الفلسطينيّة، في وقت تقوم فيه الحكومة الإسرائيليّة بالمضي وبمعدلات غير مسبوقة في تعميق الاحتلال، وتوسيع الاستيطان، وتقطيع الأوصال، واستكمال بناء جدار الفصل العنصري، وتهويد القدس وأسرلتها، وهدم المنازل، والحصار الخانق على قطاع غزة، وإطلاق يد عصابات المستوطنين الذين كثّفوا من اعتداءاتهم في القدس، وخصوصًا في المسجد ...

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Press Release: CIHRS Issues Report on Egyptian Referendum Coverage of Twenty Media Outlets

[The following press release was issued 14 Janaruary 2014 by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS).] Report monitoring the referendum coverage of 20 media outlets CIHRS:
Media joins the chorus of public mobilization On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies issued its second interim report on the performance of 20 media outlets during coverage of the referendum on the constitution from December 5 to January 8. The report, ...

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2014 LSE Mellon Fellowship Competition for Scholars Conducting Research On Urban Environments

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the London School of Economics is looking to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative four-year programme that engages the humanities with the social and spatial dynamics of cities. We are seeking dynamic and engaged scholars and practitioners who are currently developing their careers in the arts, culture, literature, philosophy or other related humanities disciplines to contribute to the ...

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Joint Statement on Conviction of Three Egyptian Activists

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[The following statement was issued by the undersigned and published by El Nadim Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence on 23 December 2013] The undersigned organizations condemn the verdict issued Sunday December 22nd, 2013, by the Abdeen Court in case number 9593 for 2013 Misdemeanor Abdeen Cases, against Ahmed Maher, the previous Coordinator of April 6 Youth Movement; Mohamed Adel, the Media Representative of the same movement, and volunteer in ...

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مجلة جدل تفتح ملفّ المدن الفلسطينيّة في الداخل وأوضاع الفلسطينيّين الذين يعيشون فيها

 أصدر مركز مدى الكرمل، المركز العربي للدراسات الاجتماعيّة التطبيقيّة في حيفا، العدد الثامن عشر من دورية "جدل" الإلكترونية باللغتين العربية والانجليزية. يتناول العدد الدَّوْرَ الذي كانت قد بدأت تقوم به المدن الفلسطينيّة قبل نكبة عام 1948، وتاريخ وحاضر هذه المدن، وتطهيرها العرْقيّ من أغلبيّة سكّانها، وتأثير غيابها على المشهد الثقافيّ الفلسطينيّ وإمكانيّات تنظيم المجتمع الفلسطينيّ بداخلها. كتبت المحرّرة الضيفة لهذا العدد السيدة أريج صبّاغ-خوري، زميلة بحث في مدى ...

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Report-Back from LCPS Panel Discussion on Impact of Syrian Conflict on Lebanese Economy

[The following summary was produced by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) on a panel discussion held on 6 December 2013 on the impact of the Syrian conflict on the Lebanese economy.]  The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), organized a roundtable discussion on the impactof the Syrian conflict on the Lebanese economy on December 6, 2013.  This roundtable was moderated by Dr. Mary Kawar ...

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Campaign Halts Export of Tear Gas to Bahrain

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[The report below was issued by Bahrain Watch's Stop The Shipment Campaign on 7 January 2014.] Shipment Stopped Advocacy group Bahrain Watch announced on January 7 that the #StopTheShipment campaign it launched two months ago to prevent a massive shipment of tear gas to Bahrain has achieved a major milestone.  The Financial Times reported on January 7 that South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) denied two requests to export tear gas to Bahrain ...

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Statement of Support for the American Studies Association By Palestinian and other Arab-American Scholars and Writers

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[The following statement of support was issued by the below signatories on 7 January 2014.] We, the undersigned Palestinian and other Arab-American scholars and writers as well as Arab scholars in the United States affirm our strong solidarity with the American Studies Association’s position in favor of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.  We also condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the expressions of hate and intimidation to which ASA members are ...

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Open Letter from AUC Faculty Members to the American Studies Association (ASA)

[The following letter to the American Studies Association (ASA) was issued by the undersigned faculty of the American Unviversity in Cairo (AUC) on 5 January 2013.] 5 January 2014 Dear President Curtis Marez, President-Elect Lisa Duggan, and Executive Director John Stephens: As faculty members at the American University in Cairo (AUC), we are writing to express our support for the historic decision of the council and membership of the American Studies Association (ASA) to ...

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New CLUSTER Publications: Learning from Cairo and Archiving the City in Flux

CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research) aims at establishing a critical space for urban discourse. CLUSTER engages critical theorization while being grounded in professional practice, negotiating the blurred boundaries between formal/institutional regulations and everyday urban informality. On 12-14 April 2013, CLUSTER co-organized with the American University in Cairo, an international symposium entitled “Learning from Cairo” at AUC ...

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Call for Translators (Paid): The Legal Agenda

Call for Translators (Paid): The Legal Agenda The Legal Agenda is seeking full or part-time translators to join its team and produce content for its newly-launched English online edition. Starting Date: February 2014 (Exact date flexible) Location: Remote Working Hours: Flexible. Article turnover rate is 3 to 5 days. Workload: Flexible. To be negotiated with editor. Average: 1 article per week (approximately 2000 words) Minimum: 1 article per two ...

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