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

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