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Jordan BDS Statement on Gas Deal with Israel

[The following statement was issued by Jordan BDS on 28 September 2016 in reaction to the announcement that the national electric company in Jordan had signed a gas importing agreement with an Israel energy company.] (September 28, 2016) Amman—Jordan BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) expresses ...  Read More »

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Beirut Event: Public Utilities & Popular Protests in the Wake of Lebanese Independence (7 October 2016)

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs at AUB In co-sponsorship with The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies Cordially invite you to a lecture:           Electrifying the History of Lebanon: Public Utilities and Popular Protests in the Wake of ...  Read More »

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Statement by Group of Syrian Writers, Artists, and Journalists on US and Russian Policy

[The following statement was issued by a group of Syrian writers, artists, and journalists on 21 September 2016] Syrian Writers, Artists, and Journalists Speak Out Against US and Russian Policy We the undersigned are democratic and secular Syrian writers, artists, and journalists who have opposed the tyrannical ...  Read More »

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Press Release: UC Berkeley Reinstates Course on Palestine

[The following press released was issued on 19 September 2016 by Palestine Legal after the University of Californai Berkeley reinstated a course on Palestine it had arbitrarily suspended.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2016 Contact: Dylan Fahoome, Palestine Legal media@palestinelegal.org | ...  Read More »

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Amman Event: Rethinking the History of State Building in Lebanon (21 September 2016)

Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture presents               Rethinking the History of State Building in Lebanon A lecture by Ziad Abu-Rish Date: Wednesday 21 September 2016 Time: 6:30pm Location: Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture (ground ...  Read More »

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California Scholars for Academic Freedom Statement on UC Berkeley Course Cancellation

[The following letter was issued on 16 September 2016 by California Scholars for Academic Freedom in response to the University of California Berkeley's cancellation of a course on Palestine] Dear Chancellor Dirks and Dean Hesse, The California Scholars for Academic Freedom, a group of over 200 academics from ...  Read More »

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Letter to University of California Berkeley Chancellor on Cancellation of Palestine Course

[The following letter was issued by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association on 16 September 2016 in response to the cancellation of a schedule course on Palestine at the University of California Berkeley..] Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks Office of the Chancellor University ...  Read More »

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Statement by Birzeit University Protesting Israel's Denial of Entry to UK Academic

[The following statement was issued on 16 September 2016 by Birzeit Universty in response to Israeli authorities' denial of entry to SOAS professor Adam Hanieh.] Birzeit University Condemns Denial of Entry to UK Academic Birzeit University condemns in the strongest possible terms the denial of entry to Dr. Adam ...  Read More »

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Letter to Republic of Iran Calling for Release of Homa Hoodfar

[The following letter was issued by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association on 1 September 2016 in response to the detainment and deteriorating health of Professor Homa Hoodfar.] Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran c/o H.E. Mr. Gholamali ...  Read More »

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2012: معرض لمجد الحموي

٢٠١٢ استعادي: معرض لمجد الحموي ٢٠١٢ هو معرض لثلاث مجموعات من اللوحات التي رسمت خلال ٢٠١٢ في سورية تحاول ان ترصد اللوحات وتعبر عن الواقع المتغير بقسوة في سوريا خلال تلك الفتره القصيره من عمر الثورة. التشوهات التي طالت الناس, المدن, وحتى الطبيعه. حيث تأخذ جميعها اشكالا مشوهه وغير مفهومه في كثير من الحالات .وصلت ...  Read More »

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Event: 2012 Retrospective: An Exhibition by Majd Al-Hamwi (Beirut, 12-17 September 2016)

2012 Retrospective: An Exhibition by Majd Al-Hamwi 12-17 September 2016 Mansion Beirut, Lebanon "2012" is an exhibition for three collections of paintings that were created during 2012 in Syria: “Once Upon a Time,” “On Top of Torture,” and “Transformation." The paintings are an attempt to monitor ...  Read More »

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Some Turning Points in the Takla & Glassgow vs. University of California Title IX Case

This week, the UCLA announced that the University of California had reached a settlement with Nefertiti Takla and Kristen Hillarie Glasgow, two graduate students in the Department of History at UCLA. The two women had filed a lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents in June 2015 claiming that UCLA officials violated ...  Read More »

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Letter Calling on SUNY-Plattsburgh to Defend Simona Sharoni's Academic Freedom

[The following letter was issued by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association on 12 September 2016 in response to a continuing campaign to harass and intimidate Professor Simona Sharoni for her views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.] Dr. John Ettling President, State University of ...  Read More »

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Cities Media Roundup (August 2016)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles, and other materials related to urban issues in the region, and beyond. It does not reflect the views of the Cities Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Cities Media Roundup to cities@jadaliyya.com, mentioning "Roundup" in ...  Read More »

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Fight or Flight: The Desperate Plight of Iraq’s “Generation 2000”

[The following report was published by the International Crisis Group on 8 August 2016]   Executive Summary Beset by political dysfunction, endemic corruption and a jihadist threat, Iraq is squan- dering its greatest asset: its youth. By failing to provide a vision and concrete pro- spects ...  Read More »

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Call for Submissions: Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies PhD Dissertation Award and Graduate Paper Prize

Call for Submissions  AGAPS PhD Dissertation Award The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites recent PhD graduates to submit their dissertations for consideration for its 2016 PhD Dissertation Award. AGAPS wishes to recognize exceptional achievement in research and writing. AGAPS ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Sinan Antoon's 'The Corpse Washer' Leads The Guardian's Top-Ten Books about Iraq War

In addition to co-editing Jadaliyya and servine as an associate professor of Arabic Literature at New York University, Sinan Antoon is an interntionally recognized novelist, poet, and translator. Most recently, The Guardian published a list of ten books about Iraq that the list author Derek B. Miller argued were ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat in New York Time's Roundtable on "Living with Terrorism"

On 15 July 2016, the New York Times published a roundtable asking, "Can We Just 'Live With' Terrorism?." Allegedly taking its que from French Prime Minister Manuel Valls's speech in the aftermath of the 2016 Bastille Day attack in Nice, the "Room for Debate" editors asked whether "society ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Mobilities and Materialities of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula (Kuwait, 17-19 March 2017)

The Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait will hold its third Gulf Studies Symposium (GSS) on 17-19 March 2017. The GSS is a meeting of worldwide Gulf scholars and researchers held biennially in Kuwait. Each symposium is based on a particular scholarly theme that is timely both to the region and ...  Read More »

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Cities Media Roundup (July 2016)

[This is a monthly roundup of news articles, and other materials related to urban issues in the region, and beyond. It does not reflect the views of the Cities Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Cities Media Roundup to cities@jadaliyya.com, mentioning "Roundup" in ...  Read More »

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Resolving to Divest: The History of SJP at UCLA's Divestment Campaign

This article reviews the history of Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA’s campaign to pass a divestment resolution through the Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC). In what follows, we briefly historicize campus Palestine activism, review the history of SJP at UCLA, and then provide a detailed ...  Read More »

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Statement by Middle East Studies Association and Other Academic Organizations Concerning Turkey

[The following statement was issued by the below-listed organizations. Organizations wishing to be included as signatories on the above statement should contact Amy Newhall at amy@mesana.org] July 21, 2016 The Middle East Studies Association, American Anthropological Association, Executive Committee of the ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Edited Volume on 'North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions, and Culture'

Call for papers, edited volume: “North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions, and Culture” We are seeking papers for an edited volume entitled “North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions, and Culture,” which is currently under contract with Bloomsbury Academic ...  Read More »

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Call to Action: Day of Creating for Ashraf Fayadh (28 July 2016)

“Everything has weight. Your weight is well known to the back walls because your heavy shadow doesn’t give the asphalt, the paint, or the writings stuck on the windows a chance to appear. You also have space, significant space, in the void.” – Ashraf Fayadh On Thursday, July 28, writers, artists, journalists, ...  Read More »

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On Iranian-Canadian Professor Homa Hoodfar's Arrest and Detainment in Iran's Evin Prison

[The below press release and petition were issued as part of the mobilzations to highlight Homa Hoodfar's detainment in Iran and call for her release] Press Release Iran / London / Montreal (8 June 2016) Revised 9 June 2016 for factual accuracy For immediate release CANADIAN PROFESSOR ARRESTED AND DETAINED IN ...  Read More »

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Study-Trip Report: Building Visions with Glass and Steel

The students of the Master Program "Governing the Large Metropolis" at the University of SciencesPo Paris have released Building Visions with Glass and Steel, an “instant-book” based on their notes and photographs after their fieldtrip to Dubai and Dhabi, last January 2016. This document appears in two ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers -- Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Re-Inventing Identities

Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Re-Inventing Identities Call for Papers  Date:  November 3-4, 2016 Location:  Aga Khan University (International) in the UK, London Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 31, 2016 The Conference The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim ...  Read More »

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Press Release: Family Has Not Heard from Dr. Abdul Jalil al-Singace in A Week; Fear for His Health

[The following press released was issued by Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) on 1 July 2016]  1 July 2016- The daughter of Dr. Abdul Jalil al-Singace, a prominent human rights activists in Bahrain, has not heard from him since last Friday 24 June 2016. Bahraini security forces have ...  Read More »

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Announcing the New Issue of Middle East Report (Spring 2016): Life in Exile

Middle East Report No. 278 (Spring 2016) LIFE IN EXILE The Middle East is once again the world’s biggest producer of refugees, due primarily to the catastrophic war in Syria. The region has also long hosted the greatest number of refugees on earth—indeed, the exodus of Syrians is the latest of a nearly unbroken ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: The Geographies of Bodies and Borders (18 July 2016 Deadline)

Call for Papers: The Geographies of Bodies and Borders The deadline for submission is July 18, 2016. We are pleased to invite submissions for the fourth issue of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research, slated for publication in December 2016. Young activists, independent researchers, graduate students and ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya’s Reports Page is a forum for disseminating statements, images, and videos produced by people on the ground in the region, as well as highlighting events and publications from/about the region. As such, the Reports Page features a broad range of content, including eye witness accounts of events (in textual, photgraphic, or video format), statements and press releases of interest, calls for participation in events and publications, report-backs from various events, and reports published by different local, regional and international organizations. Inclusion on the Reports Page does constitute endorsement of the analysis, but rather a means of highlighting items of interest produced through other organizations and publications. If you have questions or comments, or would like us to consider featuring something on the Reports Page, please email us at Reports@jadaliyya.com.

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