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World Refugee Day 2019

World Refugee Day 2019

World Refugee Day is June 20th. Here are some quick facts about refugee admissions in the United States this year. The refugee ceiling is set at 30,000 for Fiscal Year 2019. Thus far into the fiscal year, the US has admitted 18,051 refugees, or 60 percent of the total allowable. It is likely that the US will not admit all 30,000 refugees this year.

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Event Announcement: "Money, Markets, & Monarchies: The GCC & the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East" - Book Talk by Adam Hanieh (June 7, 5:00 pm, GMU)

Event Announcement: "Money, Markets, & Monarchies: The GCC & the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East" - Book Talk by Adam Hanieh (June 7, 5:00 pm, GMU)

In Money, Markets, and Monarchies (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Adam Hanieh examines how the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council are powerfully shaping the political economy of the wider Middle East. Through unprecedented and fine-grained empirical research - encompassing sectors such as agribusiness, real estate, finance, retail, telecommunications, and urban utilities - the book lays out the pivotal role of the Gulf in the affairs of other Arab states, and asks what this might mean for the future of the region.

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Roundtable on the Past and Present of Electricity in Lebanon

Roundtable on the Past and Present of Electricity in Lebanon

Electricity features centrally in Lebanon, both at the level of political discourse and daily life. Residents of the country have long experienced the rationing and unscheduled interruptions of electric supply. In addition, private generator owners charge building and neighborhood residents exorbitant prices to supplement the services of the state-owned Electricite du Liban.

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Surpassing Statehood, Approximating Hope: Book Launch for Justice for Some

Surpassing Statehood, Approximating Hope: Book Launch for Justice for Some

2017 marked 100 years since the British Empire designated Palestine as a site of Jewish settlement thus setting in motion a settler-colonial project featuring native elimination. Palestinians have fervently resisted their erasure and have successfully inscribed their juridical status as a people in international law and legal instruments and established their associated right to self-determination.

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