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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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Beirut Event -- Research and Public Engagement in Lebanon: A Panel Discussion (23 June 2016, AUB)

Research & Public Engagement in Lebanon: A Panel Discussion 1:30pm, 23 June 2016 CASAR Seminar Room, Bldg. 37 American University of Beirut Join us in Beirut for a panel of presentations dealing with the intersection of research and public engagement. What should the relationship between research and public ...  Read More »

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Conference Report: The Nexus of Urbanization, Violence and Conflict

On April 18th, 2016, in preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and Habitat III, and in coordination with the Global Alliance for Urban Crises, a one-day panel event: “The nexus of urbanization, violence and conflict: Linking SDG 11 and SDG 16,” was co-hosted by the City College of New York (CUNY), ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers: Aesthetics Afterlives: Memory, Transfiguration and the Arts (9-10 September, Princeton University)

Aesthetics Afterlives: Memory, Transfiguration and the Arts 9-10 September Princeton University Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College and Professor of History and African American Studies The last four decades have witnessed a phenomenal upsurge of interest in memory and memory studies. ...  Read More »

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Cities Media Roundup (May 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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A Glimpse Into Arab Studies Journal’s Newly Released Issue: Spring 2016

Arab Studies Journal Vol. XXIV, No. 1 In this issue, we are proud to feature a collection of innovative and rigorous contributions. Two exceptional articles tackle archives as a historical and conceptual space. In “The Moroccan Equity and Reconciliation Commission: The Promises of a Human Rights Archive,” Susan ...  Read More »

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Editor’s Note: Arab Studies Journal, Spring 2016

Arab Studies Journal VOL. XXIV, No.1 Editor’s Note The Arab world and the broader Middle East offer profound lessons on the inextricability of knowledge and power. In the midst of civil war, foreign intervention, and ongoing occupation, those of us who study the Middle East or call it home confront two realities ...  Read More »

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Changing the Status Quo: What Directions for Palestinians?

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research has issued today five papers and a final report on: Changing the Status Quo: What Directions for Palestinians? The papers address five proposed directions for Palestinian to take in order to change the status quo: popular resistance, boycott, ending security ...  Read More »

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Digital Activism and Civil Society in the Middle East (Beirut, 3-4 June)

"The Media Project” at the Arab Studies Institute is pleased to announce its workshop on digital activism, civil society, and media in the Middle East. the second in a series of critical workshops, conferences, and events will be held in Beirut, Lebanon to address the relationship between digital activism as ...  Read More »

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Call for Applicant: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter

The Centre for Gulf Studies at the University of Exeter is accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in Gulf studies. Complete information may be found by clicking here.   Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Application Deadline: 16 June 2016 Salary: £33,574 - £41,255 per annum ...  Read More »

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Reading Resource on Sykes-Picot Agreement (Signed in May 1916)

As the one-hundred year anniversary of the infamous Sykes-Picot Agreement falls this May 2016, Jadaliyya takes this oppertunity to highlight a two-part article by Sara Pursley published in both English and Arabic. Using the case study of Iraq, Pursley draws on her own research to highlight what about Sykes-Picot was ...  Read More »

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صدور كتاب نكبة وبقاء: حكاية فلسطينيين ظلّوا في حيفا والجليل

صدر حديثاً عن مؤسسة الدراسات الفلسطينية كتاب:"نكبة وبقاء: حكاية فلسطينيين ظلّوا في حيفا والجليل" (1948 – 1956) تأليف: عادل منّاع   يحمل هذا الكتاب في طياته تجديدات متعددة: نظرية ومنهجية، وفي مصادر المعرفة ومراجعها. وتنفض الدراسة الغبار عن حقبة تأسيسية في تاريخ الفلسطينيين الذين بقوا في حيفا والجليل ...  Read More »

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Rayhana Al-Musawi Talks to Bahrain Mirror about Her Prison Woes (Part 1)

[The following introduction by Bahrain Mirror and personal narrative by Rayhana Al-Musawi was published on Bahrain Mirror on 10 May 2016] Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): She is calm enough for one to think that she is shy and easy to break, and strong enough for one to be shocked by the first impression. When she was ...  Read More »

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Statement by SFSU Students Who Protested Jerusalem Mayor

[The following report back was submitted to Jadaliyya by the students are San Franscisco State University that protested Hillel-sponsored speech of Nir Barkat, the mayor of occupied Jerusalem.] With the unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the university, SF State prepares its ...  Read More »

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Call for Papers -- Settles and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society (Deadline: 31 August 2016)

        Call for Papers: Settlers and Citizens: A Critical View of Israeli Society Special Issue of Settler Colonial Studies In Collaboration with the SOAS Palestine Society We invite contributions for a guest-edited special issue of Settler-Colonial Studies on the topic: “Settlers and ...  Read More »

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GMU Event: Annual Lecture -- Ahmad Dallal on 'The Political Theology of ISIS' (12 May)

The Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at George Mason University The Annual Keynote Lecture The Political Theology of ISIS by Ahmad Dallal Thursday 12 May 2016 at  5 PM Merten Hall 1202 GMU Reception to follow the lecture RSVP: MEIS@gmu.edu Just a few years after their beginning, it now appears ...  Read More »

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CUNY Faculty Letter in Support of the Doctoral Students’ Council

[This statement was released on 7 May 2016. To sign on to this letter, click here.] We, the undersigned City University of New York faculty, wish to declare our support for the Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) at the CUNY Graduate Center, which recently adopted a Resolution Endorsing the Boycott of Israeli Academic ...  Read More »

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Statement by MSF on Withdrawing of World Humanitarian Summit

[The following statement was issued by Medceins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on 4 May 2016.] Last year, 75 hospitals managed or supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were bombed. This was in violation of the most fundamental rules of war which gives protected status to medical facilities and its patients, regardless ...  Read More »

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Symposium--Changing Ecologies of War and Humanitarianism: Reflecting on MSF’s 40 Years of Working in Conflict (Beirut, 4-5 May 2016)

Changing Ecologies of War and Humanitarianism: Reflecting on MSF’s 40 Years of Working in Conflict Beirut, 4-5 May 2016 A Two-day conference organized by Médecins Sans Frontières, AUB’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and AUB’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs MSF’s first project ...  Read More »

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Derailing Democracy?: The Anti-Boycott Playbook Explained

[This piece was first posted on the website of Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions on 28 April 2016.] As members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) cast their ballots on a proposed boycott of Israeli academic institutions, outside organizations are desperately ...  Read More »

About Reports Page

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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