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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 We have just been notified that our authorization to play has been withdrawn.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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Palestine: Human Rights and Humans Wronged

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Two of Palestine’s leading human rights defenders will discuss conditions on the ground, the status of human rights and their violations, and the future facing Palestinians. April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Busboys & Poets – 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW Washington, DC United States   Join us to hear from two of Palestine’s leading human rights defenders who will discuss conditions on the ground, the status of human rights and their violations, and ...

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صدور العدد 106 من مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية

[مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية. العدد 106]

صدور العدد 106 (ربيع 2016) من "مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية" صدر العدد 106 (ربيع 2016) من "مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية"، وقد خص مروان البرغوثي، عضو اللجنة المركزية لحركة "فتح" وعضو المجلس التشريعي - الأسير في سجن هداريم في زنزانة رقم 11، المجلة بمقالة يتناول فيها رأيه بمآلات المشروع الوطني الفلسطيني، ويدعو إلى استعادة مشروع التحرر الوطني، وتوليد نخبة سياسية جديدة. نقاش الأزمة السياسية الفلسطينية التي تصدى لها البرغوثي في باب مداخل، يتصادى مع ...

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Announcing the 2016 Political Economy Book Prize Competition (Political Economy Project)

[EXTENSION OF DEADLINE. THIS BOOK PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2015] The Political Economy Project (PEP) is pleased to invite nominations for our 2016 Middle East Political Economy Book Prize. PEP aims to recognize and disseminate exceptional critical work on the political economy of the Middle East. While the book must have a political economy theme, we welcome nominations from across academic disciplines. Submissions will be read ...

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Call for Submissions: BBC Arabic Film and Documentary Festival 2017

March 30, 2016 // BBC Arabic invites film and documentary-makers to submit works to the 3rd BBC Arabic Festival. The work must have been made after January 1, 2015, and reflect on current situations in the Arab world. Now in its 3rd year, the BBC Arabic Festival has successfully brought live audiences ground-breaking films, with selected films further being shown on BBC Arabic TV which has an international, Arabic speaking audience of 28 million people. The official ...

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Beirut Event -- Manoug's Magic Lantern: Views onto Lebanon

Manoug's Magic Lantern: Views onto Lebanon  AUB, West Hall, Malhas Common Room Exhibit: Monday April 4 - Wednesday April 6, 9am-8pm Openning Event: Monday April 4, 2016 at 6 p.m. (please refer to think link for event details) In this exhibit we showcase 90 photos from our recently acquired collection of the work of Manoug Alemian (1918 – 1994). The exhibit offers a rich and varied sampling from Manoug’s oeuvre, ranging across dates (1940s – 1990s), subjects ...

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Open Letter by Members of Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) Opposing Jerusalem as Conference Location

[Screenshot of registration page for upcoming international conference of Society of Psychotherapy Research (SPR)]

[The following opnel letter was published by members of the Society for Psychotherapy Reseach (SPR) on 2 March 2016 in The Independent expressing opposition to the organization's plans to hold its next annual conference in Jerusalem.] We, psychotherapists, researchers and other mental health professionals, write to express our dismay at the decision of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) to hold its next international conference  in Jerusalem. Israel’s ...

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Urgent Call for Solidarity with Academics in Turkey (Letter to the US Department of State)

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[This letter was written by a group of US-based scholars and educators and was released on 22 March 2016.] Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights US Department of State Email: tmalinowski@state.gov Dear Mr. Malinowski: We are a group of US-based scholars and educators who have grown deeply alarmed and shocked by the blatant violations of human rights to which our academic colleagues and counterparts in Turkey have been subjected under an ...

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CFP: Unfolding Middle Eastern Landscapes (Beirut, 31 May-2 June)

Unfolding Middle Eastern Landscapes Changing Forms, Evolving Tools, Transforming Meanings Beirut, 31 May-2 June 2016 This conference aims to bring together landscape academics and professionals to reflect on the discourse of landscape in the Middle East. The organizers hope that speakers, contributors and participants will contribute to the environmental and cultural specificities shaping the emerging profession of landscape architecture in the Middle East. The ...

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الفيلم الوثائقي تعز بين المطرقة والسندان

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يوثق هذا الفليم الاستثنائي لصفاء الاحمد، والذي عرض على بي بي سي العربية بتاريخ ٢٢ شباط/ فبراير ٢٠١٦ رحلتها الشجاعة إلى مدينة تعز في اليمن. وتعيش هذه المدينة تحت الحصار منذ نيسان/ابريل ٢٠١٥، فرضته الميليشيا الحوثية، مما أدى الى نقص حاد في وصول الاغذية، المساعدات الطبية، والوقود، وزاد الأزمة الانسانية المتفاقمة في البلاد جراء الحصار المفروض من السعودية. ويحتاج أكثر من ثمانين بالمئة من السكان إلى مساعدات انسانية بينما تم تشريد مليونين ونصف يمني. أدى الصراع ...

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Open Letters from CUNY Faculty and Students to President Chase Robinson Regarding the Replacement of Dr. Anny Bakalian, Associate Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC)

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[The following letters have been sent by faculty, PhD students, MA students, and alumni affiliated with the Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, to Chase Robinson, President of the Graduate Center. The letters address proposed cuts that would replace the position of Associate Director, currently held by Dr. Anny Bakalian, with a part-time college assistant. Fifty-two ...

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Academia and Social Justice: Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship & Arab Studies Institute Second Annual Conference (11 – 13 March 2016)

Faculty and students at institutions of higher learning have always been engaged in the issues of their times. They have often played an important galvanizing and sometimes game-changing role in their societies’ demands for equity, equality, and social and political justice. They have done so both in their academic and research production as well as their direct social and political activism within the community beyond academia, sometimes paying a heaving price for this ...

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