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ARD Releases July 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / August 9, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the July 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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ARD Releases June 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / July 11, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the June 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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ARD Releases May 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / June 14, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the May 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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ARD Releases April 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / May 18, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the April 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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Mofeed-19 Discusses the Pandemic's Impact on Lebanon's Sectarian Politics

News / May 17, 2022
Rima Majed, Assistant Professor of Sociology at American University of Beirut, joins ARD scholars Amr Hamzawy and Hesham Sallam on the sixth episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world.
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Sanaa Seif and Sharif Abdel Kouddous Discuss Egypt's Worsening Human Rights Situation

News / May 13, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring prominent political activist Sanaa Seif and award-winning journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who discussed the current political conditions in Egypt, the massive expansion of the carceral state under the rule of Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi and the country’s role within the geopolitical shifts reshaping the region.
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ARD Releases Jan-March 2022 Edition of Mofeed Digest

News / April 29, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Mofeed Digest (January-March 2022), a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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Texas A&M Political Scientist Examines Political Economy of Democracy Aid in the Middle East

News / April 26, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Erin A. Snider, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, who discussed her latest book – Marketing Democracy: The Political Economy of Democracy Aid in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press 2022).
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Mofeed-19 Podcast Explores the Pandemic's Impact on Vulnerable Labor in Egypt

News / April 11, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the fifth episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world.
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ARD Launches Mofeed Digest

News / March 18, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the launch of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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McGill Scholar Studies Links Between Labor Remittances and Militant Organizations in Egypt, Sudan, and Somalia

News / February 22, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Khalid Mustafa Medani, Associate Professor of Political Science and Islamic Studies at McGill University, who discussed his latest book – Black Markets and Militants: Informal Networks in the Middle East and Africa (Cambridge University Press 2021).
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Mofeed-19 Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Arab Literary Production

News / February 14, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the fourth episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world.
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Egypt Scholar Reexamines 2011 Uprising in New Book

News / November 11, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Mona El-Ghobashy, Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at New York University, who discussed her latest book – Bread and Freedom: Egypt’s Revolutionary Situation (Stanford University Press 2021).
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Tunisian Activists Examine the Threat of Authoritarian Resurgence

News / November 1, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a panel featuring Tunisian activists, who examined the threat of authoritarian resurgence in the country after the power grab executed by President Kais Saied on July 25, 2021.
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Mofeed-19 Looks at Reporting on COVID-19 in Egypt

News / October 6, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the third episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world.
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Mofeed-19 Podcast Examines Jordan's Response to COVID-19

News / September 15, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the second episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world.
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ARD Launches CARDs Interview Series

News / August 17, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the launch of an interview series titled “Conversations on Arab Reform and Democracy” (CARDs).
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ARD Launches Podcast on Politics of COVID-19 in the Arab World

News / July 8, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the launch Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world.
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Stanford Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of Egypt's January 25 Uprising

News / February 15, 2021

In a webinar dated, February 12, 2021, a panel of Stanford University scholars shared their reflections on the legacy of the January 25, 2011 Uprising in Egypt. Marking the 10-year anniversary of the uprising and the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the panel examined the trajectory of authoritarianism in the country over the past decade. Moderated by ARD Associate-Director Hesham Sallam, the panel included former CDDRL Visiting Scholar Nancy Okail, Stanford Professor of History Emeritus Joel Beinin, and CDDRL Senior Research Scholar Amr Hamzawy.

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Stanford Scholars Examine Khashoggi's Assassination and the Saudi Crackdown on Dissent

News / November 15, 2018

In a panel discussion titled “The Khashoggi Affair and Saudi Arabia’s War Against Dissent,” Stanford University scholars examined the context for of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and implications of his murder for U.S.-Saudi relations.

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Scholars Examine Egypt’s Political Landscape on the Eve of the January 25 Revolution’s 5th Anniversary [VIDEO]

Commentary / January 12, 2016

To mark five years since the onset of the January 25 Revolution, five Egypt scholars examined the evolving political landscape in Egypt as part of a panel titled “The Containment of Politics in Egypt,” organized by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD).

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ARD scholar on resurgence of authoritarianism in Egypt

News / January 25, 2015

On the fourth anniversary of Egypt's January 25 Revolution, Hesham Sallam, associate director of CDDRL's Program on Arab Reform and Democracy and Jadaliyya co-editor, remarks on the return of authoritarianism in Egypt under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Sallam argues that the ruling military regime has become more repressive than that of President Hosni Mubarak, highlighting growing victimization of civil society members. Listen to Sallam's interview with KPFA 94.1 Berkeley below.

 

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ARD scholar on Mubarak's acquittal

News / December 5, 2014

In a recent interview, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy Associate Director Hesham Sallam weighed in on the recent court ruling that acquitted former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his security aides of the charge of killing protesters during the January 25 uprising in 2011. Tracing recent political developments in the past four years, Sallam sees Egypt's government regressing back to a deeper authoritatrian regime.

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New scholars from Egypt and Morocco join ARD program this year

News / October 13, 2013
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is pleased to announce that Nabil Mouline and Hesham Sallam have joined the program as researchers. Nabil Mouline will spend his time at CDDRL as a visiting scholar writing a book on the sociological history of Saudi Arabia, while Hesham Sallam, as a pre-doctoral fellow, will work on his doctoral thesis on Islamist movements and economic reform in Egypt.
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