Middle East and Islamic Studies at George Mason University

Middle East and Islamic Studies at George Mason University The interdisciplinary Middle East Studies Program at George Mason provides students with a firm grounding in the history, politics, and culture of this important region.
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Join us shortly for a conversation with Professor Sumaiya Hamdani here on MEIS page!
04/23/2021

Join us shortly for a conversation with Professor Sumaiya Hamdani here on MEIS page!

Join us shortly for a conversation with Professor Sumaiya Hamdani here on MEIS page!

Join us shortly for an interview with Peter Mandaville!
04/23/2021

Join us shortly for an interview with Peter Mandaville!

Join us shortly for an interview with Peter Mandaville!

Join us in a few minutes at 12:10 pm for our third MEIS Podcast Episode, featuring Professor Huseyin Yilmaz of GMU! Live...
04/22/2021

Join us in a few minutes at 12:10 pm for our third MEIS Podcast Episode, featuring Professor Huseyin Yilmaz of GMU! Live, here!

Join us in a few minutes at 12:10 pm for our third MEIS Podcast Episode, featuring Professor Huseyin Yilmaz of GMU! Live, here!

Join us in a few minutes at 10 am for our second MEIS Podcast Episode, featuring Professor Maria Dakake of GMU! Live, he...
04/22/2021

Join us in a few minutes at 10 am for our second MEIS Podcast Episode, featuring Professor Maria Dakake of GMU! Live, here!

Join us in a few minutes at 10 am for our second MEIS Podcast Episode, featuring Professor Maria Dakake of GMU! Live, here!

Join us live today at 2pm! TODAY: Theory Buzz Podcast episode 3. MEIS Director @4Bassam & cohost @libankerDC will be spe...
04/15/2021

Join us live today at 2pm! TODAY: Theory Buzz Podcast episode 3. MEIS Director @4Bassam & cohost @libankerDC will be speaking with Achille Mbembe (@AchilleMbembe1) about his book, "#Necropolitics." The Podcast will be featured live here on GMU's MEIS Page!

Join us live today at 2pm! TODAY: Theory Buzz Podcast episode 3. MEIS Director @4Bassam & cohost @libankerDC will be speaking with Achille Mbembe (@AchilleMbembe1) about his book, "#Necropolitics." The Podcast will be featured live here on GMU's MEIS Page!

TODAY @ 12pm EDT MEIS presents: Reevaluation or Retreat? How a Biden Administration will Approach Israel/Palestine Featu...
04/14/2021

TODAY @ 12pm EDT MEIS presents: Reevaluation or Retreat? How a Biden Administration will Approach Israel/Palestine Featuring Yousef Munayyer

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TODAY @ 12pm EDT MEIS presents: Reevaluation or Retreat? How a Biden Administration will Approach Israel/Palestine Featuring Yousef Munayyer

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Join us tomorrow for a MEIS public lecture at noon with our Adjunct Professor Yousef Munayyer.
04/13/2021

Join us tomorrow for a MEIS public lecture at noon with our Adjunct Professor Yousef Munayyer.

Join us tomorrow for a MEIS public lecture at noon with our Adjunct Professor Yousef Munayyer.

04/09/2021
Join us tomorrow/Friday, Live here on MEIS page, at 10 am for the inauguration of the Middle East and Islamic S...
04/09/2021

Join us tomorrow/Friday, Live here on MEIS page, at 10 am for the inauguration of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program Podcast! The first episode will address Dr. Sachedina's research, teaching, and activities. The podcasted will be hosted by the MEIS Director, Bassam Haddad.

The new MEIS Podcast will feature conversations with MEIS Professors, Students, Researchers and Alumni, as well as Administrators.

Join us tomorrow/Friday, Live here on MEIS page, at 10 am for the inauguration of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program Podcast! The first episode will address Dr. Sachedina's research, teaching, and activities. The podcasted will be hosted by the MEIS Director, Bassam Haddad.

The new MEIS Podcast will feature conversations with MEIS Professors, Students, Researchers and Alumni, as well as Administrators.

TODAY: 12pm EDT Rosie Bsheer will deliver MEIS’ annual keynote lecture. She will be exploring the increasing secularizat...
04/07/2021

TODAY: 12pm EDT Rosie Bsheer will deliver MEIS’ annual keynote lecture. She will be exploring the increasing secularization of the postwar #SaudiArabia & how it manifested in assembling a national archive.

"Making History: #Archives & the Built Environment in Saudi Arabia"

Tune in LIVE, right here, at 12pm!

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TODAY: 12pm EDT Rosie Bsheer will deliver MEIS’ annual keynote lecture. She will be exploring the increasing secularization of the postwar #SaudiArabia & how it manifested in assembling a national archive.

"Making History: #Archives & the Built Environment in Saudi Arabia"

Tune in LIVE, right here, at 12pm!

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12/22/2020
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MEIS co-launches the project "Ten Years On: Mass Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World"

WATCH LIVE EVENT: Launching the project "Ten Years On: Mass Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World"
Watch the launch of the One-Year Long Project, “Ten Years On: Mass Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World."

Organized by: George Mason’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Project, Arab Studies Institute, Princeton’s Arab Barometer

Co-sponsored by: Georgetown University (CCAS), American University Beirut (Asfari Institute), Arab Council for the Social Sciences, Brown University (Center for Middle East Studies), UC Santa Barbara (Center for Middle East Studies), Harvard University (Center for Middle East Studies), University of Exeter (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies), Birzeit University (Department of Political Science), Stanford University (Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law), American University Cairo affiliates, Georgetown University Qatar, University of Chicago (Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory)
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WATCH LIVE EVENT: Launching the project "Ten Years On: Mass Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World"

Watch the launch of the One-Year Long Project, “Ten Years On: Mass Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World."

Organized by: Arab Studies Institute, Princeton’s Arab Barometer, and George Mason’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Project
Co-sponsored by: Georgetown University (CCAS), American University Beirut (Asfari Institute), Arab Council for the Social Sciences, Brown University (Center for Middle East Studies), UC Santa Barbara (Center for Middle East Studies), Harvard University (Center for Middle East Studies), University of Exeter (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies), Birzeit University (Department of Political Science), Stanford University (Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law), American University Cairo affiliates, Georgetown University Qatar, University of Chicago (Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory)

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12/17/2020

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Join the Launching of the One-Year Long Project, “Ten Years On: Mass Protests and Uprisings in the Arab World" tomorrow Dec. 17 at 1:00 PM EST.

Organized by: Arab Studies Institute, Princeton’s Arab Barometer, and George Mason’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Project

Co-sponsored by: Georgetown University (CCAS), American University Beirut (Asfari Institute), Arab Council for the Social Sciences, Brown University (Center for Middle East Studies), UC Santa Barbara (Center for Middle East Studies), Harvard University (Center for Middle East Studies), University of Exeter (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies), Birzeit University (Department of Political Science), Stanford University (Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law), American University Cairo affiliates, Georgetown University Qatar

11/19/2020
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GMU's Middle East and Islamic Studies Program Keynote Event: Cooking in the Cauldron: Middle East Studies 1966-2020 ft. Suad Joseph

GMU's Middle East and Islamic Studies Program Keynote Event: Cooking in the Cauldron: Middle East Studies 1966-2020 ft. Suad Joseph

Today at 2:00 pm (EDT)!It's not too late to join the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason Univ...
06/30/2020

Today at 2:00 pm (EDT)!
It's not too late to join the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University for a webinar with Donna Auston (Anthropologist, Rutgers University) on “The Pandemic of White Supremacy: Making Black Muslim Lives Matter in a #Covid_19 World” in the AVACGIS Webinar Series on Covid-19 & Muslim Religiosity. Moderated by Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu (Research Fellow, AVACGIS & Editor-in-Chief, the Maydan).

REGISTER now: https://islamicstudiescenter.gmu.edu/events/11087

A new Environment Page and content now Live!
04/22/2020
Jadaliyya Launches New Environment Page

A new Environment Page and content now Live!

The Jadaliyya Environment Page is a forum for innovative, critical, and incisive analysis and reporting on environmental questions in the Middle East. It invites contributors and readers to rethink these questions by taking a broad stance on what counts a

Today is the day! Attend Adam Hanieh's talk on his recent book:"Money, Markets, & Monarchies: The GCC & the Political Ec...
06/07/2019
Event: Book Talk by Adam Hanieh (June 7, 5:00 pm, GMU)

Today is the day! Attend Adam Hanieh's talk on his recent book:

"Money, Markets, & Monarchies: The GCC & the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East"

#GCC #PoliticalEconomy #MiddleEast #Markets #Money

Merten Hall, GMU, 5pm. See details below!

In Money, Markets, and Monarchies (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Adam Hanieh examines how the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council are...

We have two events on political economy in the Middle East and North Africa coming up this weekend! Check them out here:...
06/06/2019

We have two events on political economy in the Middle East and North Africa coming up this weekend! Check them out here:

BOOK TALK:

Friday, June 7, 5:00 pm
Merten Hall 1204
George Mason University
https://meis.gmu.edu/articles/13351

PANEL: "Neoliberalism: What it Is, What It Is Not"

Saturday, June 8, 4 pm
Merten Hall 1204
George Mason University
https://meis.gmu.edu/articles/13357

Tomorrow at 5pm!"Money, Markets, & Monarchies: The GCC & the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East" - A Book...
06/06/2019
Event: Book Talk by Adam Hanieh (June 7, 5:00 pm, GMU)

Tomorrow at 5pm!

"Money, Markets, & Monarchies: The GCC & the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East" - A Book Talk by Adam Hanieh

#GCC #PoliticalEconomy #MiddleEast #Markets #Money

See details below!

https://meis.gmu.edu/articles/13351?fbclid=IwAR3Lu7keU7yWAngS5o9Y64NDfo22vkVxpKjtHiyysH16mMWmsL2v9Kk6TD8

In Money, Markets, and Monarchies (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Adam Hanieh examines how the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council are...

Don't forget to mark your calendars this Friday (June 7, 5pm, Merten Hall 1204 GMU) for Adam Hanieh's talk on his latest...
06/05/2019
Event: Book Talk by Adam Hanieh (June 7, 5:00 pm, GMU)

Don't forget to mark your calendars this Friday (June 7, 5pm, Merten Hall 1204 GMU) for Adam Hanieh's talk on his latest book:

"Money, Markets, & Monarchies: The GCC & the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East"

#GCC #PoliticalEconomy #MiddleEast #Markets #Money

See details below!

https://meis.gmu.edu/articles/13351?fbclid=IwAR2a48nRIPDWeOHKGHXDS5-bE6CFJDyY0gmp0dwStXMvs4sqdXSwiyA-LuI

In Money, Markets, and Monarchies (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Adam Hanieh examines how the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council are...

This Saturday, join us for a panel on neoliberalism!"Neoliberalism: What it Is, What It Is Not" Saturday, June 8, 4 pmMe...
06/04/2019
Event Announcement - "Neoliberalism: What it is, What it Is Not" (June 8, 4 pm)

This Saturday, join us for a panel on neoliberalism!

"Neoliberalism: What it Is, What It Is Not"

Saturday, June 8, 4 pm
Merten Hall 1204
George Mason University

Julia Elyachar | Princeton
Neoliberalism: Pasts and Futures

Pete Moore | Case Western University
The Causal Problem of Neoliberalism

Rafeef Ziadeh | School of African and Oriental Studies
Neoliberalism and the Circulation of Capital

Muriam Haleh-Davis | UC Santa Cruz
Human Capital Theory and Neoliberalism

Kareem Rabie | American University
Approaches to Neoliberalism and Capitalism

Moderated by Bassam Haddad | George Mason University

Open to the Public | Pizza and Drinks

Details below!

Saturday, June 8, 4 pm Merten Hall 1204 George Mason University

Come out this Friday (June 7, 5pm) for our event!"Money, Markets, & Monarchies: The GCC & the Political Economy of the C...
06/03/2019
Event: Book Talk by Adam Hanieh (June 7, 5:00 pm, GMU)

Come out this Friday (June 7, 5pm) for our event!

"Money, Markets, & Monarchies: The GCC & the Political Economy of the Contemporary Middle East" - A Book Talk by Adam Hanieh

#GCC #PoliticalEconomy #MiddleEast #Markets #Money

See details below!

In Money, Markets, and Monarchies (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Adam Hanieh examines how the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council are...

Come out today for our event!Surpassing Statehood, Approximating Hope: Book Launch forNoura Erakat, "Justice for Some: L...
04/23/2019
Surpassing Statehood, Approximating Hope: Book Launch for Justice for Some

Come out today for our event!

Surpassing Statehood, Approximating Hope: Book Launch for
Noura Erakat, "Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine"

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 PM
Research Hall 163
George Mason University

#Event #Palestine #Law #InternationalLaw

"A radical rethinking of the role of law and legal advocacy in the struggle for Palestinian rights. Noura Erakat tells how a refugee problem became a national liberation movement, and the tragic story of how initiative and momentum were squandered after Oslo. Brilliant, inspiring, coldly realistic.....

Tomorrow!Surpassing Statehood, Approximating Hope: Book Launch for Justice for Some :: Book Launch forNoura Erakat, Just...
04/22/2019
Surpassing Statehood, Approximating Hope: Book Launch for Justice for Some

Tomorrow!

Surpassing Statehood, Approximating Hope: Book Launch for Justice for Some :: Book Launch for
Noura Erakat, Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 PM
Research Hall 163
George Mason University

#Event #Palestine #Law #InternationalLaw

"A radical rethinking of the role of law and legal advocacy in the struggle for Palestinian rights. Noura Erakat tells how a refugee problem became a national liberation movement, and the tragic story of how initiative and momentum were squandered after Oslo. Brilliant, inspiring, coldly realistic.....

Mark your calendars for this Thursday!Panel Discussion: "Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Discrimination in the Name of R...
04/22/2019
Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Discrimination in the Name of Religion, Part II (25 April, 2pm)

Mark your calendars for this Thursday!

Panel Discussion: "Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Discrimination in the Name of Religion" (Part II)

Thursday, April 25, 2pm,
Merten 1204
George Mason University

More details below on faculty and discussants:
https://meis.gmu.edu/articles/13137

GMU TOWN Hall Discussion antisemitism, islamophobia, and discrimination in the name of religion Thursday, April 25, 2pm, Merten 1204

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