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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 Graduate Colloquia in 105 Bobst Hall. By invitation only.

Michael Hoffman, “Communal Prayer and Democratic Attitudes: Theory and Evidence from Lebanon.”
Tuesday, September 8 at 5:00PM

Kevin Mazur, “Identity boundaries and social coalitions in revolutionary situations.”
Tuesday, September 15 at 5:00PM

Alienor van den Bosch, “The Politics of Economic Diversification in Oil-Rich Rentier States: An Expenditure-centered Framework to Explain Regime Survival.”
Tuesday, October 13 at 5:00PM

Oct. 20, 4:30 pm.
Robertson Hall

Miriam Lowi, Professor of Political Science at The College of New Jersey
Public lecture

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