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April 2017

A Night of Music from Aleppo – Yousef Shamoun & the Tarab Ensemble – refugee scholarship fundraiser

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nassau Presbyterian Church,
61 Nassau Street
Princeton ,
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The Princeton Refugee Project and Princeton Clay Project are proud to host Yousef Shamoun and the Tarab Ensemble for a Night of Music from Aleppo, hosted by Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542. Yousef Shamoun is known for both his mastery of the mawwal (non-metric vocal improvisation) and for his powerful rendition of the Arabic Maqam.  It will be a magical night you won't want to miss! Doors open 6:30 PM: General Admission: $12; Students: free (suggested donation:…

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WAPD Grad Colloquium » Dr. Nermin Allam

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop on Arab Political Development Graduate Seminar: Dr. Nermin Allam presenting "Whose Rights? Understanding Women’s Engagement in the 2011 Egyptian Uprising." Thursday, April 13 at 5:00pm Open to Princeton University faculty and graduate students only. Department of Politics Qualitative Research Colloquium, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Nermin Allam is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow and visiting scholar at Princeton University. Allam…

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Bobst-AUB Events » Charles Harb “Why the War on “Islamic Terror” is Bound to Fail”

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Robertson Hall
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 Charles Harb, Professor of Social Psychology, American University of Beirut Charles Harb is Professor of Social and Political Psychology and Chairperson of the Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He has conducted extensive empirical research on intergroup dynamics, social cohesion and collective action in the Arab region. This visit and lecture is a result of a new faculty exchange program, part of a collaborative initiative between the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University…

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WAPD Grad Colloquium » WAPD Graduate Seminar: Nils Hägerdal

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bobst Hall

Talk title is "It's the Economy, Habibi: Variation in Return among Forcibly Displaced Christians in Mount Lebanon." Nils Hägerdal holds a PhD degree from Harvard University and is a fellow with the Niehaus Center at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University during the 2016-17 academic year. HIs research interests lie at the intersection of Comparative Politics and International Relations and concern ethnic conflict, international security, and politics of the Middle East. He speaks Arabic (Modern Standard and Levantine dialect) and spent the 2013-14 academic…

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Covering Islam & Muslims: A Workshop for Journalists

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sponsored by the Muslim Life Program in the Office of Religious Life, Humanities Council, and Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. REGISTER There is no fee. Registration by April 17th is required. SCHEDULE 10 – 10.30 AM Welcome & Introductions Deb Amos, NPR Journalist & Moderator 10.30 AM – 12.30 PM The Complexities of Covering Islam & Muslim Debates In the U.S. and throughout the Muslim World so many individuals and actors claim to speak in the name of Islam…

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WAPD Grad Colloquium » Saurabh Pant / Daniel Tavana

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bobst Hall

Saurabh Pant, Department of Politics doctoral candidate, will present his research for the Workshop on Arab Political Development group. The title of his presentation is "Mob Violence and the Lack of Terror: The Case of Indian Muslims."   Daniel Tavana, Department of Politics doctoral candidate, will present his research for the Workshop on Arab Political Development group. The title of his presentation is TBD. This event is for invited participants only.

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Open to the public: TEACH-IN SERIES – Islam and Contemporary Issues

April 27

Free and open to the public – April 18 & 27 Noon (lunch provided) Robertson Hall, Bowl 001 ISLAM & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES TEACH-IN April 18 – “What is Political Islam?” - with Amaney Jamal, Princeton University April 27 – “Islam Under Trial: Muslims & Civil Liberties” with Saha Aziz, Texas A&M Questions? Email ssultan@princeton.edu

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May 2017

WAPD Grad Colloquium » Sharan Grewal / Steve Monroe

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bobst Hall

Sharan Grewal, Politics doctoral student, will present his research to the WAPD graduate student community. The title of his presentation is "To Coup or Not to Coup: The Tunisian Military in 2013.”   Steve Monroe, Politics doctoral student, will present his research to the WAPD graduate student community. The title of his presentation is "Ties that bind? Cross ethnic protectionism and co-ethnic liberalization in Jordan." This event is for invited guests only.

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Identities and Institutions Events » Conference on Electoral Realignments in Advanced Democracies

May 18 - May 20
Bobst Hall

Carles Boix, Robert Garrett Professor in Politics. Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, and Rafaela Dancygier, Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, are convening a conference on "Electoral Realignments in Advanced Democracies" sponsored by the Princeton Institute of International and  Regional Affairs and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. This conference will bring together senior and junior scholars who are undertaking cutting-edge theoretical…

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June 2017

Saurabh Pant

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saurabh Pant, Politics doctoral student, will present his research to the WAPD graduate student community. Talk title is TBD. This event is for invited guests only. A light supper will be provided for those Princeton grad students who RSVP.

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