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Peri Propper, who is completing her double major in global studies and Middle East studies with a minor in translation studies, received the Boren scholarship. “We are really proud of the accomplishments of our students,” said Jeffrey Stopple, the co-interim dean of undergraduate education at UCSB.
Six weeks ago in these pages, I panned an event — put on by Brown's Middle East Studies program — that promoted a boycott of Israeli universities. I argued that academic boycotts, no matter how righteous they might seem, should be rejected because they establish “one standard of pedagogy for ...

Maysam Behravesh, an Iranian analyst and research fellow at the Centre for Middle East Studies at Sweden's Lund University, told Middle East Eye: "The government usually sees the oil-rich province as a critical site of national security. "So events and protests there are quickly securitised and usually ...
Gary Grappo, a distinguished fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies at DU's Korbel School of International Studies, retired as US Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman in 2009 -- yet many still defer to him as "Ambassador." Grappo was head of mission for the Quartet's Special Envoy Tony ...
Commenting on the interdisciplinary nature of the book, Joe F. Khalil, Professor of Media and Communication at Northwestern University in Qatar, noted, “This ground-breaking collection is an important contribution not only to Middle East studies, but also to media and communication studies and political ...
“You are not punishing Assad, you are punishing the poor Syrian people,” said Joshua Landis, the director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma. “If America's objectives are countering terrorism, stabilization and the return of refugees, all of these will fail.” President Trump ...

... the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, Yale Council on Middle East Studies, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale College Council, and the Office of International Students and Scholars. The aim of the conference, according to the organizers, is “to promote a positive outlook on the future for the Arab ...
Dr Landis, Director of Centre for Middle East Studies, told Russia Today: "The US after all demonstrated that weapons of mass destruction work when it used the atomic bomb at the end of world war 2 and it brought about the end. "The surrender of the Japanese because as we recall in March 1945, the ... Syria
Campus Speakers Bureau provides knowledgeable speakers capable of relating accurate and balanced information regarding the Middle East and Islam to American university students. Campus Watch exposes the politicization and biases of Middle East studies in North American universities with the goal to improve them. Syria
[Text differs slightly from the Jerusalem Post's.] Last November, when the crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), arrested dozens of wealthy royals and businessmen, many were stunned to learn that his cousin Alwaleed bin Talal was among those charged with ... Syria
This critical survey of Georgetown University's programs and faculty of Middle East studies is intended to serve as a reliable source of information and insight for anyone interested in MES, Georgetown, trends in American higher education, and the Islamization of a key discipline. Campus Watch, a project of ... Syria
Rojava is viewed as an oasis for certain groups of people in the region fleeing persecution, according to Melinda McClimans, assistant director of the Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State University. Many of the militia's soldiers are women, she said. Some of them have fled Islamic State and taken up ... Syria
In Cairo, he took courses in Arabic and later went to graduate school at the University of Texas in Middle East studies where he refined his language skills. Former CIA Director John Brennan and his father Owen Brennan (originally from Clooneskert, Co. Roscommon) with Kathleen Brennan (the oldest woman in the Parish) ... Syria
Rojava is viewed as an oasis for certain groups of people in the region fleeing persecution, according to Melinda McClimans, assistant director of the Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State University. Many of the militia's soldiers are women, she said. Some of them have fled Islamic State and taken up ... Syria
A Connecticut native, Brennan graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle East Studies with a minor in Arabic. As a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, she studied Arabic at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan. She is also the ... Syria
As a prominent organizational supporter of the BDS movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel, JVP sounded the alarm that “Pro-Israel advocacy groups” had torpedoed the search for the Edward Said Professorship of Middle East Studies at Fresno State University because all four finalists for the ... Syria
Shahzad Bashir, professor of Islamic humanities, will become the new program director for Middle East Studies after Beshara Doumani, current director and professor of modern Middle East history, steps down this summer. Doumani, who has helped develop the program since 2012, served two three-year ... Syria

But Director of Middle East Studies Beshara Doumani expressed uncertainty about the agenda behind the Israel Fund. Unlike the Middle East Studies program, which “was built slowly, organically, from the bottom up,” by students and faculty, Doumani said the Israel Fund “completely descends from the top ... Syria
Steven Heydemann, Janet Wright Ketcham '53 Professor of Middle East Studies, published an essay, “Civil War: Economic Governance and State Reconstruction in the Arab Middle East,” in the Winter 2018 issue of Daedalus. Maggie Liu, assistant professor of economics, co-authored an article published ... Syria
Macpherson, from Nicosia, studied International Relations and Middle East Studies at university and worked as a journalist in London. Ceramics began as a hobby, but after moving to Kenya, she studied with local potters. She then moved to Dubai where she taught ceramics and exhibited regularly. Syria
Byman goes on to implicate Saudi Arabia, Gulf States, Pakistan, and Turkey as enablers of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, passing the buck to US allies—not surprising given that Byman formerly headed up the Center for Middle East Studies at the RAND Corporation and was a staff researcher for the ... Syria
Trump is brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, National Immigration Law Center, and the International Refugee Assistance Project, on behalf of HIAS, IRAP, the Middle East Studies Association, Yemeni American Merchants Association, and the Arab American Association of ... Syria
Maybe that comes from being the son of the brilliant Dr. Malcolm Kerr, “a pioneer in the field of Middle East studies,” who was killed in Lebanon in 1984 when president of an American University in Beirut. Maybe it comes from having nothing left to prove after leading the Warriors to two championships as ... Syria
... Modern World (New York: Routledge, 2005), pp. 239–256. ** Author's note: For more information, see Sam Kaplan, “Din-u-Devlet All over Again? The Politics of Military Secularism and Religious Militarism in Turkey following the 1980 Coup,” International Journal of Middle East Studies (34) (1) (2002), pp. Syria
As a prominent organizational supporter of the BDS movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel, JVP sounded the alarm that “Pro-Israel advocacy groups” had torpedoed the search for the Edward Said Professorship of Middle East Studies at Fresno State University because all four finalists for the ... Syria
Rashid Khalidi, an Obama friend and a University of Chicago Palestinian-American professor of Middle East studies, had a going-away party to celebrate his new post at Columbia University. Someone gave the Los Angeles Times a videotape of this 2003 event that Obama attended, where he reminisced ... Syria
Joshua Landis, the director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma, said that prior to the war, “roughly a little less than $2 billion from Beirut to Jordan [went] through Syria's highways.” “All of that trade has stopped,” Landis told Al-Monitor. “There was a free trade zone on the ... Syria
About the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies: The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies is an academic and research unit in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. An interdisciplinary and interdepartmental area studies center that offers diverse cultural ... Syria
“In just one year, and most notably with one proposal, President Trump and his administration have had an impact on the Middle East generally and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular,” says Feldman, the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and professor of ... Syria
... to violence, all efforts at peace would come to a naught. Then the Palestinian issue will eventually become a marginalized or even abandoned chess pawn. The author is an assistant researcher at the Middle East Studies Institute of Shanghai International Studies University. opinion@globaltimes.com.cn. Syria
In his keynote speech, Yang Fuchang, former vice minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former president of the Chinese Association of Middle East Studies, pointed out that the history of Sino-Arab relations has been marked by cooperation and friendship on the basis of mutual support and respect, ... Syria
He so fell in love with Arabic that he got a bachelor's degree in modern Middle East studies at the University of Pennsylvania, while also taking an additional course in Islamic finance. He now works at Americana Group, a major food and beverages company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Syria
Hillel Frisch, professor of Middle East Studies at Bar-Ilan University and a senior researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) briefed the Middle East Forum in a conference call on December 21, 2017. Syria
The seats were occupied and scores of others stood along the walls, sat on the floor in front of the stage, and spilled out into the hallway. For many it was clearly the highlight of The Middle East Studies Association's November 2017 annual meeting of faculty and graduate students, held in Washington, DC. Syria
Hackneyed predictions that the Middle East will "go up in flames" following President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital—and subsequent plans to move the U.S. embassy—have yet to materialize. While there have been scattered protests, they haven't amounted to the prophesied ... Syria
said Robert Danin, a senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center's Future of Diplomacy Project. “Specifically, will the United States remain engaged in the Middle East, and will the Trump administration devote resources ... Syria
“Our groups are concerned that federal funds under Title VI of the HEOA are being misused to promote biased, one-sided, and anti-Israel programming in our nation's Middle East studies centers,” according to a letter penned by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and signed by the ... Syria
Shahzad Bashir, professor of Islamic humanities, will become the new program director for Middle East Studies after Beshara Doumani, current director and professor of modern Middle East history, steps down this summer. Doumani, who has helped develop the program since 2012, served two three-year ... Syria
Following the recent wave of protests in Iran, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies hosted a forum featuring Pardis Mahdavi, acting dean of the school, and Nader Hashemi, professor of Middle Eastern politics and director of Korbel's Center for Middle East Studies. Last week's forum discussed the ... Syria
The symposium is sponsored by the Yale Program in Iranian Studies, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the Council of Middle East Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, with support from the Title VI National Resource Center Grants from the U.S. ... Syria
But the director of the Centre for Middle East Studies at the China Institute of International Studies noted that regional stability will also take time. He said: “What China is going to do is … to help economic development and, in this way, to provide hope for the young people. When people have hopes (and) ... Syria
The Middle East Studies Association gave up all pretense of being a scholarly organization when it was taken over by the followers of Edward Said in the 1980s, and began propagating Orwellian interpretations of Middle East history and politics to advance a political agenda that promotes or rationalizes ... Syria
It's life or death," Michael Stephens, a research fellow for Middle East studies at the Royal United Services Institute, told Al Jazeera. Syria
Nawuridam, an international studies major with a specialization in Middle East studies and a minor in Arabic, is studying Arabic—both Modern ... Syria
"Turkey seemed like a natural home for me, especially with its current leadership." So declared Sami Al-Arian, the former University of South ... Syria
Drury offers a Middle East studies minor, an interdisciplinary program that allows students to take classes in wide range of topics including ... Syria
The Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University announce the ... Syria
... has yet to begin,” Professor Joshua Landis, a Syrian expert and head of Middle East Studies at Oklahoma University, told Rudaw English. Syria
... of Advanced International Studies to study for his master's degree in International Public Policy with a concentration in Middle East Studies. Syria
Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of The Middle East' edited by Nader Hashemi- is Director of the Centre for Middle East Studies and ... Syria


 

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