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Arab Studies Institute Reception and Knowledge Production Project Launch at MESA

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Readers,  It is with great pride that we invite you to join us at MESA-Boston for our Arab Studies Institute’s Reception and Launch of the Knowledge Production Project, on Friday at 9 pm (info below), at the main MESA conference hotel.  ASI-KPP Reception: Knowledge Production Project Launching Reception Date: Friday, November 18th Time: 9:00-10:30 pm Location: Fourth Floor, Salon D, MESA Main Hotel We would like to thank all those who contributed to this and the various projects we are about to launch, feature, and/or celebrate at MESA, not least the Knowledge Production Project, which will go live on Friday (in Beta ...

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مجلة “الوضع” الصوتية على الهواء أصغوا وساهموا

 يسرّنا جداً أن نعلن إطلاق مجلة “الوضع” الصوتية، مع شركاء قوميين وإقليميين*. إن "الوضع" هي مجلة شهرية صوتية نقدية مستقلة تجمع بين التحليل والتغطية الإعلامية والسخرية. وتتألف بشكل رئيسي من مقابلات\ومحادثات صريحة وجريئة وتقارير عما يجري وراء الكواليس ومراجعات وتعليقات وقراءات مطلعة.  ستُقدّم "الوضع" مقابلات من العالم العربي وخارجه مع ناشطين وصحفيين وفنانين ومواطنين. وستعالج "الوضع" قضايا بارزة في المجالات الاجتماعية والاقتصادية والسياسية وفي الوسط الأكاديمي والإعلام. بالإضافة إلى معالجة الأحداث والتطورات، ستسلط الضوء على الإنتاج الثقافي والمعرفي وانتشارهما. * شركاؤنا: “مدى مصر” و“جريدة السفير” و”برنامج أصوات من الشرق الأوسط وشمال ...

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The Chronicle of Higher Education Interviews Jadaliyya Co-Founder Bassam Haddad

The following interview was conducted by Ursula Lindsey with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad in preparation for a feature about Jadaliyya for The Chronicle of Higher Education. The feature was published on 29 September 2014 and can be accessed by clicking here. Ursula Lindsey (UL): Could you send me any statistics on the readership of Jadaliyya? I would like to get a sense of the overall size of the readership, and how it is geographically distributed. Bassam Haddad (BH): We have become much less interested in numbers after having passed an important threshold in 2013, but we do not totally ignore them! Unfortunately (because one would like to see an ...

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Arab Studies Journal Spotlight: Spring 2009

[Mahmoud Darwish (center) sits with Yasir Arafat and George Habash in Syria in 1980. Sinan Antoon, Elias Khoury, and Jeffrey Sacks contribute to a special

This issue of the Arab Studies Journal focuses on the dynamics between local and global forces. Included are four featured articles that explore social interactions in transnational and international contexts. This issue also contains a special “In Memoriam” section dedicated to Mahmoud Darwish, who passed away in August 2008. The four featured articles cover a range of geographic locales and time periods. Ahmad Shokr outlines the influences of international expertise in the early phases of Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Aswan Dam project in mid-twentieth century Egypt. Ellen Fleischmann examines the contentious and complicated history of the American Junior College (AJC) for ...

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Jadaliyya Launches Turkey Page

[Erdem Gunduz, left, and dozens of people stand silently in Taksim Square, 18 June 2013. Image from Associated Press.]

Jadaliyya is proud to announce the launch of its new Turkey Page. Similarly structured to our Egypt, Syria, Arabian Peninsula, and Maghreb Pages, the page will feature articles written by those on the ground in Turkey as well as outside observers, from a wide range of perspectives. We are launching the page in the midst of ongoing violence unleashed by municipal and state authorities in Turkey against protesters in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and throughout the country. As of 17 June, the Turkish Medical Association reported that 7,822 protesters throughout the country had been injured, and four people have been killed. At the same time, in the past two days, new ...

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جدلية: لماذا وكيف؟ حوار مع بسام حداد

[نشرت هذه المقابلة مؤخراً في العدد الأول من مجلة "البوابة التاسعة" وكان قد أجراها نات مولر وعمر خليف قبل أشهر لكن نشرها تأخر لحين صدور العدد الأول.  وهنا تعيد جدلية نشرها] الإطلاق التجريبي الذي جرى في أيلول (سبتمبر) الماضي للمجلة الإلكترونية الإنكليزيّة – العربيّة، "جدليّة"، وهي المبادرة غير الربحيّة التي أطلقها معهد الدراسات العربيّة (ASi) في واشنطن، لم يقدّر له استشراف الموقع الذي تحتلّه المجلّة اليوم. فالانتفاضات العربيّة، البالغة زخمها بعد أشهر قليلة من ذاك الإطلاق، دفعت هذه المجلّة الالكترونيّة بقوّة لتحتلّ مركزًا متقدّمًا في قلب السجالات والتحليلات الدائرة في العالم العربي. منبر الأفكار الذي تمثّله "جدليّة"، التي تُدار على نحو ...

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Fall 2012 Internships At ASI

The Arab Studies Institute (ASI) is now offering new internship opportunities that involve training and production at various levels in one of ASI’s five organizations: Arab Studies Journal, Jadaliyya, Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs, Quilting Point, and Tadween Publishing (launching soon!). The internships offered are in several areas, but we are particularly looking for the following:  Area (A):   Research and Administrative Assistant (with Database Management Skills) Area (B):   Video Editors (with knowledge of Final Cut Pro) Area (C):   Graphic Designer/Artist (Mac User with Photoshop skills or equivalent) Area (D):  Media ...

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Call for Photos: Become a Contributing Photographer at Jadaliyya

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Jadaliyya needs captivating photographs of the Arab world. As a primarily volunteer ezine, Jadaliyya depends on the solidarity and generosity of friends and supporters. We need your help now! Tens of thousands of unique viewers a month will see your work if you choose to let us display your photos under a Creative Commons license. Your name and bio will appear on the Contributors Page with a link to your website or photo feed. Whenever a photo of yours is used it will be credited to you, with your name linked to your profile on the Contributors Page. Occasionally, we may ask to use especially compelling photos in a featured photo essay. We agree to never share your ...

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NEWTON Authors Rochelle Davis and Alan Mikhail Receive 2011 MESA Book Awards

We are very happy to report that two authors whose books were recently featured in New Texts Out Now (NEWTON) were recipients of prestigious awards at the 2011 Middle East Studies Association convention. Rochelle Davis, whose book Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced was featured in NEWTON last week, was one of two winners awarded the 2011 Albert Hourani Book Award. Alan Mikhail, whose book Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History was featured in NEWTON in October, was awarded the 2011 Roger Owen Book Award. In addition, we are delighted that the second winner of the 2011 Albert Hourani Book Award, Nile Green, for his book ...

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ستاتوس\ الوضع: صدور العدد 2.2

بعد عدة شهور من العمل الشاق وتوحيد الجهود، يسرّنا أن نعلن إصدار العدد 2.2 من "ستاتوس\الوضع". ويشمل هذا العدد، مثله مثل الأعداد السابقة، تنوعاً لافتاًمن المقابلات والبرامج والمراجعات المتعلقة ببعض أكثر المسائل إثارة وأهمية التي تحدث في المنطقة.  فمن السياسة والتاريخ والفن إلى الإعلام والندوات\المحاضرات وغيرها، كل هذه المواد موزعة في فقرات كي تسمح بالحد الأعلى من المرونة في الاستماع.  ستكونون قادرين على الاستمتاع لساعات في المرة الواحدة. نزّلوا البودكاست من آي تيونس واستمعوا في أي ...

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جدلية في عامها الرابع

 دخلت “جدلية” عامها الرابع في أيلول\سبتمبر، وكنا قد وعدنا في مثل هذا الوقت من العام الماضي أنه سيكون أمامنا عام مليء بالعمل، لكننا كنا مخطئين نوعاً ما، فقد كان عاماً جنونياً بالفعل. استهْلَكنا، على المستوى الداخلي، بناءُ صفحات وفرق جديدة. أنهينا سيرورة مَأْسسة تحتل مكانها بقوة الآن، ووسّعنا شبكاتنا بشكل جيد في الشرق الأوسط وما وراءه. ويسعدنا أن نبلغكم أنّ دائرة قرائنا لم تتوسع على نحو درامي، وبشكل كبير في المنطقة ـ وهي الموضوع الرئيسي لتحليلنا وتغطيتنا ـ فحسب بل أصبحت أيضاً إحدى قنواتنا الرئيسية ...

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Jadaliyya Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

[The following profile of Jadaliyya was written by Ursula Lindsey and published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The story can be accessed by clicking here. For additional details about Jadaliyya in the context of the interview that much of this article was based on, click here] The week after President Obama announced a stepped-up military campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, the online magazine Jadaliyya responded. An essay by the Lebanese historian Fawwaz Traboulsi argued that ...

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جدلية" في عامها الثالث: خلاصة رحلة"

في الأسبوع الماضي بلغ عمر "جدلية" ثلاث سنوات. لسنا متعبين. نحن منهكون، ولم نشعر أبداً بأننا أحسن حالاً. ”حين اتصل بي بسام أول مرة في تموز/يوليو 2010 كي يطلب مني الانضمام إلى فريق جدلية قال: لن يأخذ الأمر من وقتك سوى بضع ساعات في اليوم. لم أعرف أنه كان يعني كلّ يوم!“  ليسا حجار، محررة في جدلية. ننظر بدهشةٍ إلى الوراء، إلى حيث كنا حين بدأنا في صيف 2010، وكم تطورنا منذ ذلك الوقت، وخاصة في العام الماضي لوحده. توسّعنا من ناحية الأقسام/الصفحات، وعدد اللغات، وأعضاء الفريق، وعدد القراء، ...

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Jadaliyya's Occupation, Intervention, and Law Page Resonates

Since launching in July 2010, the Occupation, Intervention, and Law (O.I.L) page has made rich contributions to the field of studies examining the Middle East, armed conflict, law, and human rights. O.I.L has sought to explore the relationship between, and the debates within, the fields of armed conflict, politics, and international law. These debates include developments in international law; the implications of intervention; the legitimacy, or lack thereof, of resistance; the political economy of ...

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What is Jadaliyya? "Portal 9" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Founder Bassam Haddad

[This interview was published recently in the innaugural issue of  the Portal 9 Journal, by Nat Muller and Omar Kholeif. However, the interview was conducted many months prior, and awaited the launching of the publication.]  The modest launch of the bilingual English-Arabic online magazine Jadaliyya in September 2010, an initiative of the not-for-profit Arab Studies Institute (ASI) in Washington DC and Beirut, could not have anticipated its current status. The Arab uprisings, which ...

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Happy NEWTON Year: New Texts by Ella Shohat and Joseph Sassoon, the Egyptian Revolution, and More

New Texts Out Now (NEWTON) is gearing up for 2012, featuring an array of new and forthcoming texts that are sure to be of interest to Jadaliyya readers. This week, we are delighted to feature two important books: Joseph Sassoon’s Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime, which was just published by Cambridge University Press, and the new edition of Ella Shohat’s Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation, with a new postscript by the author, recently published by I. ...

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Arab Studies Institute (ASI) Announces Internship Opportunities

The Arab Studies Institute (ASI), Jadaliyya's parent organization, is now offering four new internship opportunities that involve training and production at various levels in one of ASI’s four organizations: Arab Studies Journal, Jadaliyya, Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs, and Quilting Point. The internships offered are in the following areas: Research Associate Editors (Text and/or Video) Designers/Graphic Artists Media and Social Media Management [Knowledge of, or proficiency ...

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"Listen" to Jadaliyya

Thanks to the generous deal given to us by ReadSpeaker, you can now listen to Jadaliyya and download our content in MP3 format to listen to on your iPod or any MP3 player. Granted, it will not be as exciting as David Guetta, Kanye West, Muhammad Munir, or `Amr Diab (or even Majida al-Roumi), but it will keep you up-to-date (if not in shape). Best of all, this function also applies to posts in Arabic!  Note that this feature is now on ALL Jadaliyya content, starting July 3rd, 2010, if you feel ...

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