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Egyptian Revolution Working Group (ERWG)
is hosting the Egyptian Revolution Working Group (ERWG) for the
Academic year 2014-2015. ERWG
is a group of Washington DC-based scholars and advanced graduate
student who share their research as it relates to the ongoing
Egyptian revolution. The goal of ERWG is to support scholarship on
the ongoing Egyptian revolution against the background of social
theories of political change. By convening DC scholars across a range
of disciplines, seeking to better understand the social and cultural
processes at work in the Egyptian revolution.
The School of
Public Affairs at American University, under the auspices of the
Carnegie Corporation of New York, is offering support for visiting
social science scholars from Arab universities. Research themes are:
participatory governance, urban development, participatory urban
planning, local government reform, public service provision, the
political problems of mega-cities, asset-based approaches to urban
development, urban mobilization, municipal elections, and public
space in the Middle East and North Africa. Visiting scholars will
also collaborate with Professor
Diane Singerman on a project related to these themes.
After Abu Ghraib: Exploring Human Rights in America and the Middle East
Dr. Shadi Mokhtari, alumna of the School of International Service, announces the publication of her new book, After Abu Ghraib: Exploring Human Rights in America and the Middle East. After Abu Ghraib explores the intersection of three human rights struggles in the post-9/11 era. The book provides considerable insight into the centrality of human rights in current developments in the Middle East. Dr. Mokhtari is co-winner of the 2010 American Politcal Science Association Human Rights Section Best Book Award.
Kuwait: too much politics, or not enough?
Check out Dr. Kristin Diwan's thought-provoking article on Kuwait on the Foreign Policy blog's Middle East Channel. Click here to read the article.
"Vlogs" Bring Middle Eastern Scholars' Work to Greater Audiences
SPA Associate Professor Diane Singerman pioneers multifaceted, multimedia program to bring diverse perspectives on the Middle East to the public forefront.