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Arab Studies Journal - Call for Papers - "Wayn al-Dawleh?"

Arab Studies Journal - Call for Papers - "Wayn al-Dawleh?"

Themed issue of the Arab Studies Journal on "Wayn al-Dawleh?" In Search of the Lebanese State. ASJ seeks submissions for a special issue whose premise is the viability of the Lebanese state. We particularly encourage contributions that explicitly engage with theories of the state. The call is open to all disciplines and a wide range of methodological approaches, including ethnography, case study comparison, historical research, and discourse analysis.

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Middle East Studies Magazine Recognized in New York Times

Middle East Studies Magazine Recognized in New York Times

Jadaliyya, co-founded by the director of Mason’s Middle East Studies Program Bassam Haddad, provides in-depth commentary on current events and culture in the Middle East. It has received high praise from scholars in the field with articles regularly appearing on college class syllabi across the country.

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Celebrating and Learning About Arabic Language and Culture

Celebrating and Learning About Arabic Language and Culture

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the global affairs program, and the Middle East and Islamic studies program worked together to host the university's first Arab Culture Day on October 30, bringing the sounds and color of Arab nations to the North Plaza of the Fairfax Campus.

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Stephen Day, Regionalism and Rebellion in Yemen

Stephen Day, Regionalism and Rebellion in Yemen

My book fits into a category of new studies in the field of contemporary history, politics, culture, religion, and international relations concerning the underlying dynamics of the 2011 Arab democratic spring. Readers of the book will learn that Yemen stands out as a unique participant in this dramatic moment of world history.

Mason now offers Master’s Degree in Middle East and Islamic Studies

Mason now offers Master’s Degree in Middle East and Islamic Studies

The Ali Vural Ak Center and the Middle East Studies Program are pleased to announce that the interdisciplinary Master’s degree program in Middle East and Islamic Studies has been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. The program launches formally in Fall 2013, but Mason has accepted a small group of applicants for earlier admission in Spring 2013.

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Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

Mason Welcomes New Islamic Studies Program Director

George Mason University welcomes Dr. Cemil Aydin as the new director of its Center for Global Islamic Studies. Aydin joined Mason’s History and Art History Department in the fall of 2009, holding the Endowed IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies, bringing with him years of experience in the fields of history and Middle Eastern studies.

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