Arab Studies Institute

Washington DC - Beirut

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Just a few years after their beginning, it now appears that the bold hope engendered by the Arab uprisings is being replaced by fear of the seeming endless slide towards utter devastation and senseless cruelty. By examining the political theology of ISIS, this lecture aims to understand the challenge posed by this phenomenon to the struggle for justice in the contemporary Arab and Muslim Worlds. Join us May 12 at 5 pm at George Mason University.

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Join us for a discussion led by John Warner and Omar Dahi on the aftermath of the Syrian and Yemeni uprisings. George Mason University, Thursday May 5 at 6 pm.

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Join Roger Owen to discuss his forthcoming book: My Life in Middle East Studies.
Thursday 21 April, 6PM
Science Showcase Room
George Mason University

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Join us for a discussion on the perils of orthodoxy in research and analytical methods.
George Mason University
Thursday, April 28 6 PM

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Join MEIS Graduate students as they discuss their research.
April 26, 2016 3:00-4:30
George Mason University

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Join the Yale Council on Middle East Studies and ASI for a conversation on emerging forms of scholarship surrounding issues in the Arabian Peninsula.
April 29th and 30th
Yale University

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Join MEIS, ASI, and CGIS for a panel on sectarianism in the Middle East
Conflict, Sectarianism, and ISIS in Iraq and Syria: Causes and Prospects
April 16, George Mason University

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Our Latest Release! STATUS/الوضع: Issue 3.1 is Live!

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Academia and Social Justice: Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship & Arab Studies Institute Second Annual Conference (11 – 13 March 2016)

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"After Tahrir"
Egyptian Revolutionary Experiences
and Future Visions
January 22- 26, 2016
University of Santa Barbara

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Tadween Publishing Releases New Book:
Critival Voices

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Arab Studies Journal Announces Fall 2015 Issue

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Tadween Publishing releases Against All Odds: Voices of Popular Struggle In Iraq, by Ali Issa.

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Main_jadnyt Recognizes Jadaliyya

"Online Magazine Brings New Life to Arab Studies"

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Experience what it's like to be a part of our team!

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STATUS/الوضع Issue 3.1 is Out!

The breadth and depth of this issue offers our listeners with diverse tastes extensive interviews and conversations about a wide-ranging array of topics and issues including current events, history, culture, poetry, music, and much more. We are very grateful to our guests, hosts, and team for delivering this behemot... Read More

Status Audio Journal

An evolving, critical, collaborative, and independent monthly Audio Journal combining analysis, reporting, and satire. It will feature interviews/conversations, on-the-scene reports, reviews, informed commentary, and readings. Interviews from the region and beyond will feature activists, journalists, scholars, and c... Read More

Studying, Researching, Teaching, Representing: The Arab Uprisings Three Years On

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