Welcome to the Workshop on Arab Political Development
Committed to inclusive analysis of the political obstacles and opportunities facing the contemporary Arab world, the Workshop on Arab Political Development seeks to become a premiere intellectual hub with an impact on scholarly debates and policy. The workshop brings together academics, policy experts, and students of Arab politics to critically and openly engage one another on a variety of topics. While questions of democratization are of special salience, the workshop will stage conversations on topics as diverse as voice and accountability, economic opportunities, representation, empowerment, gender equality, human rights, social progress, oil, and war. It is an affiliate of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Navigate this Web site with the buttons to the left to learn more.
Chaos in Syria topic of panel discussion held on Feb. 7, 2012
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Ideology and Humor in Dark Times: Notes from Syria
Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago
Bowl 2 Robertson Hall
Cosponsored with the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
New Perspectives on the Modern Middle East: Meet the Author Series
M. Hakan Yavuz,University of Utah, author of
Secularism and Muslim Democracy in Turkey and Toward and Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement
Room 101 Bobst Hall
83 Prospect Avenue
Cosponsored by the Workshop on Arab Political Development and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice
Friday, February 22, 2013
PIIRS Director's Book Forum
Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All? (Princeton Univeristy Press, 2012)
Amaney Jamal, associate professor of politics, director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and of the Workshop on Arab Political Development
216 Aaron Burr Hall
Lunch will be provided.
Friday February 22, 2013
Ways Out of War: Peacemakers in the Middle East and Balkans
Mona Fixdal, editor (University of Oslo)
Discussants Daniel Kurtzer, former ambassador to Israel and Egypt, and lecturer and S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies, WWS; Samuel Lewis, former ambassador to Israel, former director of policy planning staff and past president and CEO of the United States Institute of Peace; Harold Saunders ‘52, former U.S. assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs, and current director of international affairs, Kettering Foundation; Tamara Cofman Wittes, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, and current director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution 10 a.m.
Bobst Hall, Room 101 (83 Prospect Avenue)
How Not to Write a Constitution: Lessons from Egypt
Marina Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice; the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia; and the Department of and Program in Near Eastern Studies.
For information about the by-invitation-only Faculty/Student Colloquia, click here.