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Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS)


AALIMS - Spring 2014

Graduate Student Workshop

Friday, April 11, 2014

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

All sessions are free and open to the public.

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Contact: bobstctr@princeton.edu

This workshop provided a forum for graduate students writing dissertations on Islam or the Muslim world. It featured selected students who presented work in progress to an audience consisting of both faculty and graduate students. The event also provided opportunities for graduate students in the field to meet one another as well as established scholars. AALIMS plans to organize graduate student workshops periodically at various locations. 

Presenters (partial list)

Cihan Artunc (Yale University)

Legal Pluralism, Contracts and Trade in the Ottoman Empire

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Diana Dakhlallah (Stanford University)

The Micro-dynamics of Corruption in Morocco

Michael Hoffman (Princeton University)

Religion, Group Interest, and Democracy

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Vera Mironova, University of Maryland, College Park

Leave, Stay, Fight: Different roles in Syria's Civil War

Paul Zachary, University of California, San Diego


AALIMS - Spring 2014

Conference on the Political Economy of Muslim Societies

Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 2014

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

All sessions are free and open to the public.

Schedule:

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Contact: bobstctr@princeton.edu

Presentations by faculty and advanced graduate students will explore the workings and transformations of diverse institutions that have been identified with Islam either through doctrinal interpretation or the practices of Muslims. The workshop's purpose is to foster conversations between scholars studying such institutions from various perspectives, in various contexts, and in both the past and the present. The focus will be on institutions that have affected political and economic performance.

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Conference sponsored by the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, the Workshop on Arab Political Development (PIIRS), the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, the Program in Near Eastern Studies, the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia and the Department of Near Eastern Studies.


Spring 2014 Conference Presenters


Mohamed Al-Ississ, American University in Cairo

Patronage and Electoral Behavior: Evidence from Egypt's First Presidential Elections

 

Tahir Andrabi, Pomona College

Gender Attitudes of Pakistani Parents: Rates of Return or Religious Values

Aysegul Aydin, University of Colorado, Boulder and Cem Emrence

18 Districts: The Making of Mass Kurdish Nationalism

 

John Bowen, Washington University in St. Louis

Fiqh, law and morality in Aceh, Indonesia

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Amaney Jamal, Princeton University, Tarek Masoud, Harvard Kennedy School and Elizabeth Nugent, Princeton University

Discursive Frames and Policy Preferences in the Muslim world  --  When Does Religion Resonate? Experimental Evidence from Egypt

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Asim Khwaja, Harvard Kennedy School

Trust in State Authority and Non-State Actors: Evidence from Pakistan

Adria Lawrence, Yale University

Collective Protest and the Institutional Promise of Monarchy

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Jennifer London, Institute for Advanced Study

Richard Nielsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Martyrdom or Irrelevance?  The Effect of Drone Strikes on the Intellectual Legacy of Jihadists

Jennifer Peck, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Can Hiring Quotas Work? The Effect of the Nitaqat Program on the Saudi Private Sector

 

Jacob Shapiro, Princeton University

With Ali Cheema, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Asim Khwaja, Harvard Kennedy School and Farooq Naseer, Lahore University of Management Sciences:

Do Good Intentions Matter? Experimental evidence on how citizens respond to promises of Government service delivery

 

Yael Zeira, University of Mississippi

Protesting Together: Education and Participation in Nationalist Resistance in Palestine

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Fall 2013 Workshop and Conference

Friday - Saturday October 18 and 19, 2013

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

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Friday - Saturday October 18 and 19, 2013

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

http://aalims.org/

 
Presentations by faculty and advanced graduate students will explore the workings and transformations of diverse institutions that have been identified with Islam either through doctrinal interpretation or the practices of Muslims. The workshop's purpose is to foster conversations between scholars studying such institutions from various perspectives, in various contexts, and in both the past and the present. The focus will be on institutions that have affected political and economic performance.

Presenters:

Masooda Bano, University Research Lecturer
Department of International Development, University of Oxford
Emergence of Female Preachers and Shaping of Islamic Authority: Case of Institutional Change or Persistence?

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Christine Binzel, Postdoc
Department of Economics, University of Heidelberg

Jean-Paul Carvalho, Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, University of California-Irvine

Education, Social Mobility and Religious Movements: A Theory of the Islamic Revival in Egypt

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Lisa Blaydes, Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science, Stanford University
Mirrors for Princes and Sultans: The Evolution of Governance in the Medieval Christian and Islamic Worlds

(with Justin Grimmer, Stanford University and Alison McQueen, Stanford University)

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Stuart Borsch, Assistant Professor
Department of History, Assumption College
Coercion and Catastrophe: the Black Death in Comparative Perspective

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Metin Cosgel, Professor

Economics Department, University of Connecticut

Theocracy  (with Thomas Miceli, University of Connecticut)

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Amaney Jamal, Associate Professor
Department of Politics, Princeton University

Tarek Masoud, Associate Professor
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Elizabeth Nugent, PhD Candidate
Department of Politics, Princeton University

Discursive frames and policy preferences in the Muslim world  --  When does religion resonate? Experimental evidence from Egypt

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Jane Menon, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Women’s Activism in Islamist Organizations: How Co-education Shapes Mobilization for Gender Equality

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Erik Meyersson, Assistant Professor
SITE, Stockholm School of Economics
Counting Islamists – Regression Discontinuity meets Election Forensics

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Alan Mikhail, Professor
Department of History, Yale University
Engineering Institutions: Irrigation and the Persistence of Early Modern Expertise in Ottoman Egypt

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Christopher Paik, Assistant Professor
Department of Politics, New York University-Abu Dhabi
A Western Reversal Since the Neolithic? The Long-Run Impact of Early Agriculture

With Ola Olsson, University of Gothenburg

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 Thomas Pepinsky, Assistant Professor
Department of Government, Cornell University
Colonial Migration and the Origins of Governance: Theory and Evidence from Java

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Carolyn Warner, Professor
School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University

Generosity Dynamics of Catholicism and Islam: The Role of Institutions and Beliefs

(with Ramazan Kilinc, University of Nebraska, Omaha and Christopher Hale, Arizona State University)

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The workshop is organized jointly by the the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS) and three Princeton University units: theMamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, the Workshop on Arab Political Development (an affiliate of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. It also has the following co-sponsors: the Program in Near Eastern Studies, the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asiaand the Department of Near Eastern Studies. The event is the first focused workshop co-organized by AALIMS. The first AALIMS conference took place at Duke University in 2010, the second at Harvard University in 2011, and the third at Stanford University in 2012. The fourth was held at Rice University in April 2013.

Questions may be directed to bobstctr@princeton.edu



Spring 2014 Annual Conference Organizing Committee

Amaney Jamal, Princeton University, chair

Tahir Andrabi, Pomona College

Timur Kuran, Duke University

Helen Milner, Princeton University

Thomas Pepinsky, Cornell University

Jacob Shapiro, Princeton University