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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. Navigate this Web site with the buttons to the left to learn more.



October 10, 2014
Wars, After-Wars
and Structural crises in the Middle East

Panel1: Resource Politics
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Chair / Discussant: Zia Mian

Panel2: Gaza
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Chair / Discussant: Amaney Jamal

Panel3: Syria, Iraq and Iran
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Sponsored by the Middle East Research
and Information Project (MERIP), in
co-sponsorship with the Mamdouha S.
Bobst Center for Peace and Justice; the
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and
Persian Gulf Studies; the PIIRS Workshop
on Arab Political Development; the
Institute for the Transregional Study of the
Contemporary Middle East, North Africa
and Central Asia; and the Program in
Near Eastern Studies

October 14, 2014
Women as Drivers of Change in the Arab World

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani
Bowl16, Robertson Hall






November 12, 2014
The Challenge of the “Islamic State” (ISIS):  What Should the U.S. and the International Community Do?
A Discussion Featuring:
Professor Bernard HaykelNear Eastern Studies
Professor Amaney JamalPolitics
Professor Michael A. ReynoldsNear Eastern Studies
Moderated by Professor Robert P. GeorgePolitics
Presented by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Cosponsored by the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Workshop on Arab Political Development
4:30 p.m., Location TBA


MSNBC Panel featuring Amaney Jamal discussing justification and public perception of possible strike on Syria.

View videos:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice

Chaos in Syria topic of panel discussion held on Feb. 7, 2012
To view the discussion, click here
Read related articles in the
Examiner and the Daily Princetonian

For information about the by-invitation-only Faculty/Student Colloquia, click here.


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