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The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

September 9, 2019

DAY 1: Friday October 11 8:30 – 9:00am         Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15am         Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 11:15am       Panel 1: The Boundaries of Authoritarianism post-Arab UprisingsAmr Hamzawy,...

A Holy War Made in America: The US and the 1914 Germano-Ottoman Call for Global Jihad

March 20, 2017

 ABSTRACTIn this talk, Karine Walther discusses her new book Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921. Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as...

The Russian Intervention in Syria and its Implication on the Syrian Crisis

April 27, 2016

AbstractAfter five years of political support for the regime of Bashar Al-Asad in its war against the opposition, Russia intervened militarily on his behalf in September 2015 and suddenly later...

Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising: From Civil Protests to the Implications of the Russian Intervention

January 22, 2016

AbstractAfter nearly five years since the start of the uprising, Syria finds itself divided and embattled, with no end in sight.

Syria today, Syria tomorrow: Politics, security, and society

November 18, 2015

Abstract:The Syrian crisis continues to grind on without a viable settlement to the conflict in sight.

“Protest Soundscapes in the Middle East”

December 3, 2013

Abstract: The Tahrir and Gezi Park protests were, amongst many other things, moments of energetic artistic creativity, in the sound world as well as other domains.

Turkey and the Arab Spring: Between Ethics and Self-Interest

November 15, 2012

Abstract: Turkey redefined its geographical security environment over the last decade by deepening its engagement with neighboring regions, especially with the Middle East.

Roots and Dynamics of the 2011 Revolutionary Upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa

October 20, 2011

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, CDDRL Program on Arab Reform and Democracy and Stanford Humanities Center This lecture will assess the social-economic and...

The Perils of Demography/Democracy: Electoral Reform Challenges in Contemporary Lebanon

March 10, 2011

Elias Muhanna is a PhD candidate in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Harvard University and the author of QifaNabki.com, a blog devoted to Lebanese political affairs.

Music Videos and Arab Public Life: Contention and Circulation

February 10, 2011

Music videos are ubiquitous in contemporary Arab public life.

You Vote, We Decide! Analyzing the 2010 Iraqi Elections and the Ensuing Political Process

October 7, 2010

Abbas Kadhim is an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.  He also holds a Visiting Scholar status at Stanford University since...

Autocracy Ten Years On: How Change Supports Continuity in Morocco and Jordan

May 7, 2010

The Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World is pleased to invite you to its next research seminar Autocracy Ten Years On: How Change Supports Continuity in Morocco and...

The US and the Middle East: Promoting Freedom or Failed States?

November 1, 2006

Khouri will proved a critical, but mainstream, Arab analysis of US policy in the Middle East looking at the opportunities and dangers of current foreign policy decisions.

Democracy and the Muslim World

October 11, 2006

Named one of the "2006 Global Leadership 50" by the Eurasia Group (2006) and "Asian of the Year" by Newsweek magazine (1998), Anwar Ibrahim is one of the most popular and celebrated Southeast Asian...

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