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Digital Activism and Civil Society in the Middle East (Beirut, 3-4 June)

"The Media Project” at the Arab Studies Institute is pleased to announce its workshop on digital activism, civil society, and media in the Middle East. the second in a series of critical workshops, conferences, and events will be held in Beirut, Lebanon to address the relationship between digital activism as spurred by the Arab uprisings and civil society institutions and actors. This event will feature some of the most creative and revolutionary activists, ...

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Call for Applicant: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter

The Centre for Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter is accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in Gulf studies. Complete information may be found by clicking here.   Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Application Deadline: 16 June 2016 Salary: £33,574 - £41,255 per annum (on Grade F), depending on skills and experience. Details The Centre is seeking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers whose areas of specialisation fit and ...

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Reading Resource on Sykes-Picot Agreement (Signed in May 1916)

[Map of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. Image from Royal Geographic Society via Wikipedia]

As the one-hundred year anniversary of the infamous Sykes-Picot Agreement falls this May 2016, Jadaliyya takes this oppertunity to highlight a two-part article by Sara Pursley published in both English and Arabic. Using the case study of Iraq, Pursley draws on her own research to highlight what about Sykes-Picot was implemented and not implemented as part of the post-World War I settlment in the Middle East. In doing so, she also sheds light on the historical processes ...

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صدور كتاب نكبة وبقاء: حكاية فلسطينيين ظلّوا في حيفا والجليل

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صدر حديثاً عن مؤسسة الدراسات الفلسطينية كتاب:"نكبة وبقاء: حكاية فلسطينيين ظلّوا في حيفا والجليل" (1948 – 1956) تأليف: عادل منّاع   يحمل هذا الكتاب في طياته تجديدات متعددة: نظرية ومنهجية، وفي مصادر المعرفة ومراجعها. وتنفض الدراسة الغبار عن حقبة تأسيسية في تاريخ الفلسطينيين الذين بقوا في حيفا والجليل بعد النكبة (1948-1956). وتسمح هذه الدراسة بسرد حكايات إنسانية وشخصية للمهمشين، مغايرة للروايات التاريخية النخبوية. فأسباب وحيثيات البقاء في فلسطين بعد سنة 1948 ...

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Rayhana Al-Musawi Talks to Bahrain Mirror about Her Prison Woes (Part 1)

[The following introduction by Bahrain Mirror and personal narrative by Rayhana Al-Musawi was published on Bahrain Mirror on 10 May 2016] Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): She is calm enough for one to think that she is shy and easy to break, and strong enough for one to be shocked by the first impression. When she was taken to the Isa Town Police Station, one of the policewomen told her: "We used to hear your name and hear about your charges and thought that they were ...

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Statement by SFSU Students Who Protested Jerusalem Mayor

[Students protesting the Nir Barkat's speech at SFSU on 6 April 2016. Photo by SFSU student]

[The following report back was submitted to Jadaliyya by the students are San Franscisco State University that protested Hillel-sponsored speech of Nir Barkat, the mayor of occupied Jerusalem.] With the unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the university, SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.                -SFSU Mission ...

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Call for Papers -- Settles and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society (Deadline: 31 August 2016)

        Call for Papers: Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society Special Issue of Settler Colonial Studies In Collaboration with the SOAS Palestine Society We invite contributions for a guest-edited special issue of Settler-Colonial Studies on the topic: “Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society”.  Papers should be between 8000 and 9500 words and should be submitted to soaspalsoc.conf2015@gmail.com by 31 ...

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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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The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival 2017: The Kennedy Center

SHOWCASE // I am From There, I am From Here I Am From There, I Am From Here: A Palestinian Showcase will kick off the seventh DCPFAF on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage with storytelling, musical ensemble, and theater. The cultural production, a contemporary expression of the colorful Palestinian diaspora, celebrates Palestine as a vision for the future as much as an object of commemoration. Featuring: Nadia Abuelezam of Palestinians Podcast ⋅ ...

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