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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 and is supported by PIIRS and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Navigate this Web site with the buttons to the left to learn more.

Upcoming Events

WAPD Public Lectures

February 23 – Zaid Al-Ali, “ISIS in Iraq: Causes, Consequences and Prospects.” Robertson Hall, Room TBD, 4:30 p.m.

March 3 - “The Political Economy of Growth and Aid in the Arab World”, Friend Center 101, 5:00 p.m.

Postponed – Tarek Masoud, “Not Ready for Democracy: Militaries, Political Parties, and Democratic Transition in the Arab World.” Robertson Hall, room TBD,

April 5 – Anisa Mehdi, talk title TBD


March 4 & 5 – “After the Uprising: The Arab World in Freefall, Fragmentation or Reconfiguration?” Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall


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