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Protesting the Modern Language Association's Anti-Boycott Resolution

[This statement was originally published on 30 January 2017. The initial signatories are Modern Language Assocation (MLA) prize winners, current Delegate Assembly members, and past Executive Council members and MLA presidents. The petition is now open to all active and past members of the MLA; for more information, or ...  Read More »

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Eleven Former MESA Presidents Support Current Bylaw Amendment Proposal

[The following letter was issued by a group of former presidents of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) on 7 November 2016 in support of a bylaw amendment introduced at the 2016 Members Meeting. The amendment is currently up for a membership-wide vote. See below for details on ...  Read More »

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Press Release: NYC Yemeni Grocery Stores to Shut Down in Response to "Muslim Ban"

Wednesday, February 1 (New York, New York)  On Thursday, February 2, Yemeni grocery store owners across five New York boroughs will close 1,000 stores from 12pm to 8pm in response to the Trump administration’s infamous “Muslim Ban” executive order. This shutdown of grocery stores and bodegas will be a public ...  Read More »

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Call for Applicants--2017 Doctoral Dissertation Summer Institute: Researching Lebanon

The Arab Studies Institute (ASI), AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES), and AUB's Asfar Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship are pleased to announce the second Doctoral Dissertation Summer Institute on Lebanon, to be held 12-23 June 2017. The program aims to provide ...  Read More »

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MESA Memo on Executive Order to Limit Entry of Middle Eastern Refugees and Immigrants (29 January 2017)

[The following memo was issued on 29 January 2017 by the the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) regarding the Executive Order to Limit Entry of Middle Eastern Refugees and Immigrants] Memo on Executive Order to Limit Entry of Middle Eastern Refugees and Immigrants (29 January 2017) President ...  Read More »

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Press Release and Petition: Academics Denounce Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

[The following press release and petition were issued on 27 January 2017 by a group of concerned academics. As of 29 January 2017, over 4500 US-based academics have signed the petition, with an additiona plus 1000 post-doctoral fellows, doctoral students, and non-US scholars signing on as well.] For Immediate ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers -- McGill Islamic Studies Graduate Students' Symposium CFP: (Deadline: 5 February 2017)

Call for Papers: McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium Symposium Dates: April 26th and 27th, 2017 Main McGill Campus Within recent years, Islam has been a potent subject for televised and radio debates, heated dinner table discussions, legal and judicial hearings, rhetorical ...  Read More »

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Call for Letters of Interest: Summer Institute on Critical Security Studies in the Arab World (Beirut, 17-21 July 2017)

Call for Letters of Interest Summer Institute on Critical Security Studies in the Arab World “Security Beyond the State” July 17-21, 2017 | Beirut The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) is soliciting letters of interest from doctoral students, junior scholars, and other researchers for the first Summer ...  Read More »

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Press Release: Former Israeli Minister Tzipi Livni in to be Questioned in Brussels

[The following press release was issued on 19 January 2017. See contact info below] Press Release 19 January 2017 Belgo-Palestinian Association Former Israeli minister of affairs Tzipi LIVNI in Brussels - Judicial arrest This Monday, January 23rd, 2017, Mrs. Tzipi LIVNI, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of ...  Read More »

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UNOCHA Update on Wadi Barada, Syria

[This report was issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on 14 January 2017.] Syrian Arab Republic: Wadi Barada Flash Update No. 1 14 January 2017   Highlights Since 22 December, an estimated 5.5 million people in Damascus and surrounding areas ...  Read More »

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Press Release: Bahrain Executes Three Men

[The following press release was issued on 15 January 2017 by Reprieve] Three men were executed by firing squad in Bahrain this morning (15th) according to the Attorney General. The three men executed were Ali Al-Singace (21), Abbas Al-Samea (27) and Sami Mushaima (42). Commenting, Maya Foa, a director of ...  Read More »

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Beirut Conference: Rethinking Media Through the Middle East

Organized by the Media Studies Program at the American University of Beirut in collaboration with the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies--American University of Beirut on 12-13 January 2017. Within the field of media studies, Middle Eastern media is often ...  Read More »

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In Keeping with Conservative History, MLA Votes Down Resolution to Boycott Israeli Institutions

[This statement was released by MLA Members for Justice in Palestine on 9 January 2017.] At the annual convention of the Delegate Assembly of the Modern Language Association (MLA), a resolution to endorse the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions for their involvement in violations of ...  Read More »

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The MLA and the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

The Modern Language Association (MLA) will be voting on a resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions at its upcoming convention, to be held 5-8 January 2017 in Philadelphia. This short documentary makes the case for MLA members to vote in support of the resolution. The video includes interviews ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers -- Palestine under Occupation: The Legitimation of Violence and the Violence of Legitimation (Queen Mary, 26 May 2017)

Call for Paper Proposals Palestine under Occupation: The Legitimation of Violence & the Violence of Legitimation Date and Venue: 26 May 2017, Queen Mary, University of London. We invite proposals for papers to be presented at this one-day research workshop hosted by the School of Politics and ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Tells MSNBC's Chris Hayes, We're Not Headed to an Apartheid Reality "We Have Been There"

On 28 December 2016, US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a comprehensive speech about the United States’ vision for a two state solution. Kerry’s address was remarkable for its candor: he insisted that settlements did not increase Israel’s security; he referred to Israel’s establishment as the Palestinian ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Responds to Kerry Speech and Congressman Brad Sherman on MSNBC

On 28 December 2016, US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a comprehensive speech about the United States’ vision for a two state solution. Kerry’s address was remarkable for its candor: he insisted that settlements did not increase Israel’s security; he referred to Israel’s establishment as the Palestinian ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Discusses Anti-Semitism, Zionism, and BDS on Al Jazeera

In first part this Al Jazeera Up Front special, host Mehdi Hasan examines the rise of anti-Semitism on the political right and left in Europe. He asks whether it is something that needs to be tackled or if is is being manipulated by Israel supporters .Noura Erakat joins Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland and ...  Read More »

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Summary of UN Board of Inquiry Report into Air Attack on UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent Aid Convoy

[The following summary was submitted on 21 December 2016 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the President of the Security Council. The summary is of the United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry into the September 2016 attack on a UN-Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy Urem al-Kubra, near Aleppo. The full ...  Read More »

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Family Farming in the Near East and North Africa

[The following working paper was authored by Ray Bush. It was published in December 2016 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FOA) of the United Nations and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth of the United Nations Development Programme. Click here to download the full report.] Family ...  Read More »

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Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of American Studies at The American University of Beirut

The American University of Beirut Assistant Professor of American Studies The Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is seeking to appoint an Americanist from a social science or humanities discipline, starting August 15, 2017 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The ...  Read More »

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New Report: City Profile of Mosul, Iraq

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Iraq has published a comprehensive urban analysis on Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and the focus of an international military campaign to liberate it from occupation by the terrorist group that calls itself “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ...  Read More »

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New Report: UNDP's Arab Human Development Report 2016

The sixth Arab Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Programme is entitled “Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality.” The report provides an evidence-based overview of youth challenges and opportunities since 2011. The report is organized in eight chapters: the first ...  Read More »

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Berlin Event: Sinan Antoon & Elias Khoury on Violenc and Death in Their Novels (19 December 2016)

EUME Discussion: The Poetics and Politics of the Body in Pain: Violence and Death in the Novels of Elias Khoury and Sinan Antoon Monday 19 December 2016 at 5pm Forum Transregionale Studien Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin Discussants: Elias Khoury (Beirut / Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu ...  Read More »

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East Aleppo Graffiti: Messages for Asad and the City

[The following compilation and translations was created by Osha al-Mussalami and published on MiddleEastEye.net on 15 December 2016]             “One day we will return.” This is just one of the messages that have been left behind on the walls by the Syrians being evacuated out of ...  Read More »

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Deadline for Applications: M.A. in Middle East and Islamic Studies at George Mason University

The Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University announce the early deadline for applications for the Fall/Spring 2017-2018 academic year: 15 February 2017. The aim of this degree program is to reposition the study of the Middle East and Islam within a ...  Read More »

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Call for Applicant: The Edward Said Chair of American Studies at The American University of Beirut

The Edward Said Chair of American Studies The American University of Beirut The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut announces its search for the 2017-2018 Edward Said Chair of American Studies, a one-year appointment to begin August 15, 2017. ...  Read More »

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بيان: أوقفوا ترحيل الناشطتين في نقابة عاملات المنازل في لبنان

بيان مشترك بيروت، في 9/12/2016 نحن الجمعيات الموقّعة أدناه، علمنا أن السيدتين سوشيلا رنا المعروفة باسم سوجانا رنا، والسيدة روجا مايا ليمبو والمعروفة باسم روزي ليمبو، من الجالية النيبالية وعضوتان في نقابة عاملات المنازل قد تم توقيفهما في الاسبوع الماضي لأسباب غير معروفة بعد، وهما قيد الاحتجاز من قبل المديرية ...  Read More »

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Reflections on Authoring the Chapter on Young Women for the 2016 Arab Human Development Report

After a long delay, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has finally published its latest Arab Human Development Report, ADHR 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Development in a Changing Reality. In this text, we would like to share our misgivings with the final product—more specifically the chapter we were ...  Read More »

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Video: Israel's Use of Force and the Palestinian Right to Armed Resistance

In this lecture sponsored by the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat describes how Israel has sought to expand its right to use force and diminish the Palestinian right to armed resistance in the language of law. Since November 2000 when Israel publicly embraced its assassination policy ...  Read More »

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