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GMU Event: Annual Lecture -- Ahmad Dallal on 'The Political Theology of ISIS' (12 May)

The Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at George Mason University The Annual Keynote Lecture The Political Theology of ISIS by Ahmad Dallal Thursday 12 May 2016 at  5 PM Merten Hall 1202 GMU Reception to follow the lecture RSVP: MEIS@gmu.edu Just a few years after their beginning, it now appears that the bold hope engendered by the Arab uprisings is being replaced by fear of the seeming endless slide towards utter devastation and senseless cruelty. More ...

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CUNY Faculty Letter in Support of the Doctoral Students’ Council

[This statement was released on 7 May 2016. To sign on to this letter, click here.] We, the undersigned City University of New York faculty, wish to declare our support for the Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) at the CUNY Graduate Center, which recently adopted a Resolution Endorsing the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions. In doing so, the DSC joins major academic organizations in North America and around the world, including the Association for Asian American ...

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Statement by MSF on Withdrawing of World Humanitarian Summit

[The following statement was issued by Medceins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on 4 May 2016.] Last year, 75 hospitals managed or supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were bombed. This was in violation of the most fundamental rules of war which gives protected status to medical facilities and its patients, regardless if the patients are civilians or wounded combatants. Beyond the hospitals, civilians are being wounded and killed by indiscriminate warfare in Syria, Yemen, ...

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Symposium--Changing Ecologies of War and Humanitarianism: Reflecting on MSF’s 40 Years of Working in Conflict (Beirut, 4-5 May 2016)

Changing Ecologies of War and Humanitarianism: Reflecting on MSF’s 40 Years of Working in Conflict Beirut, 4-5 May 2016 A Two-day conference organized by Médecins Sans Frontières, AUB’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and AUB’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs MSF’s first project responding to conflict was inaugurated in Beirut in 1976. Since then, the organization has worked in major conflict zones across the world and has grown in size to ...

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Derailing Democracy?: The Anti-Boycott Playbook Explained

[Logo of Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions]

[This piece was first posted on the website of Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions on 28 April 2016.] As members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) cast their ballots on a proposed boycott of Israeli academic institutions, outside organizations are desperately mobilizing to pressure the Association and derail the initiative. In the interests of educating all members of the Association—whatever their position on the ...

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Statement by International Committee for the the Red Cross on Indiscriminate Violence in Aleppo

[The following statement was issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on 29 April 2016] Syria: ICRC calls on all sides to stop indiscriminate violence in Aleppo Damascus/Geneva - In a further day of devastation in Aleppo, another four medical facilities on both sides of the frontlines have been hit, causing extensive damage. As hundreds of shells, bombs and mortars continue to rain down on the city, killing more civilians, the International Committee ...

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Doctors Without Borders Update on Airstrike at Al Quds Hospital on Syria

[The following statement was issued by Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) on 29 April 2016.] Syria: Update on Airstrikes at Al Quds Hospital The situation in Aleppo is critical as airstrikes leave no part of the city untouched. Already today there are reports of another health centre (not MSF-supported) being struck. MSF is desperately worried about the estimated 250,000 people in increasing danger of being totally cut off and without medical care. The ...

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Follow-up Statement from Mashrou' Leila on Their 'Banning Incident' in Jordan

[The following statement was issued by the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila on 28 April 2016 as a followup to the social media mobilization highlighting the Jordanian government's decision to ban the group from performing in Jordan, and the its subsequent last-minute reconsideration of that ban.] We, Mashrou’ Leila, would like to express our gratitude to the global media, and the band’s audience in Jordan, and around the world, for their support throughout the past ...

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The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research: Spring and Summer 2016 Courses

As The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research's Winter 2016 term comes to an end, we want to thank all the students and faculty who have participated in BISR seminars in the past three months. Conversations have been lively, instructive, challenging, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Looking ahead to Summer 2016, we'd like to highlight three of our upcoming courses, which will begin during the first week of May. At a time when the United States has the world's highest ...

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Call for Proposals: Resilience in the Palestinian Case

Recently, the term “resilience” has emerged as a popular discourse and tool, which can bridge the gap between humanitarian and development programming across conflict and disaster zones. While, traditionally resilience-based approaches are reserved for humanitarian crisis, more and more development agents refer to resilience as a key tool for their own long-term programming. To this end, UNDP PAPP is inviting scholars, practitioners and participants from the various sectors ...

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CUNY Doctoral Students’ Council Adopts Resolution Endorsing the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

[This statement was released on 15 April 2016.] The Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) of The City University of New York (CUNY) has adopted a Resolution Endorsing the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions, by a vote of 42-18 with nine abstentions. At the same meeting, the DSC also overwhelmingly adopted the Resolution Calling for Expanded Tuition Remission for Graduate Center Students. The mission of the DSC includes promoting democracy within CUNY and enabling students ...

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Job Opportunity: Director, AUB Neighborhood Initiative

The Neighborhood Initiative of the American University of Beirut (AUB) mobilizes the full power of AUB for the public good in Ras Beirut, promoting the neighborhood’s livability, vitality and diversity through innovative outreach activities and multidisciplinary research. The Neighborhood Initiative serves as a model of place‐based engagement for universities in Lebanon and the region, benefiting the university itself and the districts of Beirut surrounding it. Launched ...

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بيان الفرقة الموسيقية 'مشروع ليلى' حول حظر حفلتهم في عمان من قبل الحكومة الأردنية

صدر البيان التالي من قبل الفرقة الموسيقية اللبنانية "مشروع ليلى" في ٢٦ نيسان ٢٠١٦ رداً على النبأ الذي أفاد بأن الحكومة الأردنية قد ألغت رسمياً حفلتهم القادمة في عمان ومنعتهم بطريقة غير رسمية من البلاد       يؤسفنا إبلاغكم أننا لن نستطيع عرض حفلة “ابن الليل” التي كانت ستعقد يوم الجمعة 29 نيسان 2016 في المدرج الروماني في عمان لقد تلقينا خبر سحب رخصة العرض لحفلتنا التبرير الخطي الذي وصلنا من وزارة السياحة والآثار ينص على أن القرار جاء بسبب تعارض ...

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Statement from Mashrou' Leila on Jordanian Government Banning of Their Show

[The following statement was issued by the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila on 26 April 2016 in response to news that the the Jordanian government had officially cancelled their upcoming show in Amman and unofficially banned them from the country] We deeply regret to inform you that unfortunately we will not be able to perform our concert in Amman originally scheduled for Friday 29th of April. We have just been notified that our authorization to play has been withdrawn. The ...

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Joint Letter to the King of Bahrain on the Arrest of Zainab al-Khawaja

[Zainab al-Khawaja. Image by Conor McCabe via Wikimedia]

[The following letter to the king of Bahrain was issued by the below signatories and published on Civicus on 19 April 2016.] Dear King Hamad, We, the undersigned Bahraini and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), would like to unequivocally condemn your government’s arrest of human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja along with her infant son. The implementation of Ms. Al-Khawaja’s prison sentence for merely exercising her right to free expression and assembly ...

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Press Release: Anti-Prison, Labor, Academic Delegation Takes Stand against Israeli State Violence, Affirms Solidarity with Palestinian People

[Mural in Palestine. Image by the US Anti-Prison, Labor, Academic Delegation to Palestine]

[The following press release was issued by The U.S. Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine in April 2016] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 16, 2016 On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Anti-Prison, Labor, Academic Delegation Takes Stand against Israeli State Violence, Affirms Solidarity with Palestinian People Press Contact:       Rabab Abdulhadi: 914 882-3180 Johanna Fernandez: 917 930-0804 Claude Marks: 415 652-8444 Laura Whitehorn: 646 ...

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Statement by the US Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine

[The following statement was issued by The U.S. Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine in April 2016] We Stand with Palestine in the Spirit of “Sumud” The U.S. Prisoner, Labor and Academic Solidarity Delegation to Palestine   March 24 to April 2, 2016 At a moment of growing resistance to state violence and injustice the world over, a delegation of nineteen anti-prison, labor and scholar-activists from the United States traveled to Palestine ...

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Suspend US Military Aid to Egypt: An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

[The flag of the Arab Egyptian Republic.]

[The following is an open letter, signed by scholars of Egypt and the Middle East, calling on US President Barack Obama to support civilian, democratic rule in Egypt by suspending military aid to the country.] An Open Letter to President Barack Obama 18 April 2016 Dear President Obama, As scholars of Egypt and the Middle East, we the undersigned would like to urge you, on Tax Day, to support civilian, democratic rule in Egypt by suspending military aid to the ...

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(الحراك المدني في لبنان: أزمة مجتمع وأزمة سلطة (يوما بحثياً في بيروت

الحراك المدني: أزمة مجتمع وأزمة سلطة  التاريخ: 4 أيار 2016 المكان: معهد العلوم الاجتماعية الفرع الثالث طرابلس تنظم الجامعة اللبنانية (مركز أبحاث معهد العلوم الاجتماعية) و معهد الأبحاث للتنمية (IRD)/ )مركز التنمية والسكان  (CEPED  يوما بحثياً حول أزمة النفايات وعلاقتها بأزمة النظام السياسي في لبنان.  يهدف هذا النشاط البحثي إلى تحفيز التبادل المنتج بين باحثين/باحثات عملوا على تحليل الحراك  المدني حول أزمة النفايات من جهة، والأساتذة والطلاب في ...

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Ghassan Kanafani Writing Scholarship

[Artist: Watan]

“My political position springs from my being a novelist. Insofar as I am concerned, politics and the novel are an indivisible case and I can categorically state that I became politically committed because I am a novelist, not the opposite.” Ghassan Kanafani We are proud to announce the launch of the first annual Ghassan Kanafani Scholarship. This scholarship would not have been possible without supporters like you. We are thrilled to offer this creative arts and writing ...

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