Middle East and Islamic Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Political Economy of the Middle East: Continuities & Discontinuities in Teaching & Research

Friday, November 6, 2015 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1202

S C H E D U L E
 
Panel 1: Field Research  : :  3 pm
 
Melisande Genat, Stanford University
From Agrarian Experiments in the Context of Socialist ''Villagization'' to Population Displacements: Iraqi Kurdish Collective Towns During the Seventies
 
Max Ajl, Cornell University
Event and Conjuncture : Braudel, Political Economy, and the Tunisian Uprising
 
 
 
Panel 2: Teaching the Middle East   : :   4:30 pm
 
Omar Dahi, Hampshire College
Against the Grain: 
Syrian Refugees and the Political Economy of Survival
 
Shana Marshall, George Washington University
Do Not Go Quietly: Human Agency, Contingency, and the Push to Formulate a Structural Explanation of the Arab Spring
 
Ziad Abu-Rish, Ohio University
Revisiting the Merchant Republic: 
Lebanon in Comparative Perspective
 
Samer Abboud, Arcadia University
The World Bank, the Arab Uprisings, and the Poverty of Neoliberal Repetition
 
Bassam Haddad, George Mason University
Incorporating Class and Capital in Teaching the Middle East: 
The Case of Syria, Then and Now
 
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Sponsored by Middle East and Islamic Studies, Arab Studies Institute, Political Economy Project, AVACGIS, SPIGIA, and Global Programs
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