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October 2016

Public Lecture and Lunch with Izumi Nakamitsu

October 14, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Whig-Clio Senate Chamber + Google Map

Izumi Nakamitsu was appointed Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Assistant Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in November 2014. She leads UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit. Ms. Nakamitsu has many years of distinguished service within and outside the United Nations System. She most recently served as Director of the Asia and the Middle East Division in the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).  Between 2008 and 2012, she was Director of the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training…

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November 2016

Bobst-AUB Events » Anaheed Al-Hardan, “Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities”

November 9, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free and open to the public, a public lecture with Anaheed Al-Hardan, faculty member in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut. Professor Al-Hardan will discuss the findings from her latest book "Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities" (Columbia University Press, 2016). One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Integrating into Syrian society over time, their experience…

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WAPD Public Events » Public Lecture: “Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics.” Professor Joseph Sassoon

November 10, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bowl 001 Robertson Hall, Princeton University + Google Map

Robertson Hall, Bowl 001 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Professor Joseph Sassoon will give a public lecture on his latest book on November 10th, entitled "Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics." A description of the book: "By examining the system of authoritarianism in eight Arab republics, Joseph Sassoon portrays life under these regimes and explores the mechanisms underpinning their resilience. How did the leadership in these countries create such enduring systems? What was the economic system that prolonged the…

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Conversations About Peace » What the U.S. Elections Mean for the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: Dr. Khalil Shikaki and Dr. Shai Feldman

November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University + Google Map

Watch Video of the Event The Conversations About Peace series continues for 2016-2017 with a discussion led by Professor Daniel C. Kurtzer, Lecturer and S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Professor Amaney Jamal, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University. These lectures are cosponsored by the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Special…

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Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop

November 11, 2016

Attendance at this event is closed, thank you for your interest. The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to announce its fifth annual Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop held at Princeton University on November 11, 2016. Presenters have already been selected. They are all post-PhD and pre-tenure and have completed a first book manuscript focusing on any aspect of the contemporary politics of the broader Middle East. Each manuscript will be discussed in depth by at least two senior colleagues.…

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The U.S., Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen – Panel Discussion

November 16, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friend Center Room 101, 35 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ United States
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This panel discussion is cosponsored with the Princeton Middle East Society and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Topics will include U.S. - Saudi relations, the applicability of international law to the conflict in Yemen, and the history of the rise of the Saudi State and the influence of Wahabism.   LOCATION CHANGED TO FRIEND ROOM 101

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December 2016

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Muslim-Jewish Women’s Leadership Conference – Drew University

December 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - December 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Madison Hotel & Drew University + Google Map

PARTICPATE WITH HUNDREDS OF MUSLIM AND JEWISH WOMEN GATHERING TO WAGING PEACE SUNDAY, DEC 4 AT 10:00 AM DREW UNIVERSITY The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice supports and endorses the non-profit organization Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom  as they hold their 2016 Muslim-Jewish Women's Leadership Conference. Register today while seats are still available!  Join hundreds of women this December 4th for the third annual Sisterhood Of Salaam Shalom Muslim Jewish Women's Leadership conference at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Doors open at 8:30…

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January 2017

Film screening: Coffee for All Nations

January 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Princeton Committee on Palestine will host a movie screening for “Coffee for All Nations” on Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 PM at the Rocky Theater. There will be catering, and all are welcome! This movie is a drama that focuses on the struggles of a Palestinian man ousted from his home by the Israeli army in 1948. He opens a coffee shop that welcomes people from all nationalities, and he becomes empowered as a uniting force between people despite…

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WAPD Grad Colloquium » Hind Arroub Freedom of Expression after the Arab Uprising

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bobst Hall + Google Map

For Princeton University faculty and graduate students. 105 Bobst Hall, 4:30pm Dr. Hind Arroub is a political scientist currently a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Fordham University. She is also the founder and director of the IHARE think tank in Rabat, Morocco. She has a PhD in Law and Political Science from Mohammed V University of Juridical, Economic and Social Sciences in Rabat. Her work takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of international law, political and social sciences, human rights and…

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February 2017

BEIRUT Conference: Social Justice in the Arab World Since 2010: Changing Conditions, Mobilizations, and Policies

February 2 - February 3
American University of Beirut Beirut, Lebanon + Google Map

A two day academic conference held in Beirut, Lebanon, Cosponsored by the American University of Beirut's Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Download conference booklet  - Follow live on Twitter #AUBPU Video on YouTube In this conference, we seek to assess social movement changes and emerging social justice policies, or the lack thereof, in the Arab world since 2010 - at both the national and local policy levels.…

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Incentivizing Incarceration: A Panel on the Privatization of Prisons and Detention Centers

February 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
McCormick 101 + Google Map

Join Students for Prison Education and Reform and Princeton Private Prison Divest for a panel discussion on the impact of the privatization of prisons and immigrant detention centers on facility conditions and the resulting human and civil rights violations. A Donald Trump presidency poses grave consequences for the future of immigration detention and mass incarceration in this country--it is important now more than ever to critically reflect on the harsh realities of incentivized incarceration. This event is part of an ongoing campaign…

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February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Robertson Hall, Room 016 + Google Map

NEW DATE (due to snowstorm): TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 4:30pm FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University has organized a Workshop and Conversation to be held Thursday, February 9 in Robertson Hall, Room 016. Participants in this discussion are: Kathryn Abrams, LAPA Fellow, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Amaney Jamal, Director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, and…

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North Korea Inside Out: Beyond the Impasse: Ji Seong-Ho

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University + Google Map

Princeton for North Korean Human Rights (PNKHR) presents its 2017 annual intercollegiate conference - North Korea Inside Out: Beyond the Impasse. Join us for a discussion on the current situation of North Korea and how to improve it! Free breakfast and lunch will be served. When: Saturday, February 25th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Where: Dodds Auditorium (Robertson 100), Woodrow Wilson School Building Our speakers include: Ji Seong-Ho - North Korean Defector | Lost his left hand and foot during the famine in…

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March 2017

Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - March 4 @ 7:00 pm

Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration will take place at Princeton University on March 3rd and 4th, 2017. Seeking Refuge is the second Poverty and Peacemaking series hosted by Princeton's Office of Religious Life and the Community of Sant'Egidio, and cosponsored by the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, among other entities on campus. This conference is by invitation only. Please reach out to Maya Wahrman, Program Officer, to express interest, questions, or input. If you are a current Princeton…

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The Afterlives of Torture: Executive Power versus International Law in the Age of Trump – Lisa Hajjar

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219 + Google Map

The Afterlives of Torture: Executive Power versus International Law in the Age of Trump Donald Trump ran for president and won on a platform that included the pledge to bring back waterboarding and other torture techniques. Within days of taking office, he signed executive orders that would indicate his intention to make good on that pledge. The question of whether the United States could or should resurrect a torture policy has become, again, a topic of fierce debate. In this…

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Blood, Treasure and Tears: The Costs of the War on Terror

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Computer Science Bldg, Room 104, Olden Street
Princeton , 08544
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Speaker Neta C. Crawford is the official author of the two scholarly papers related to the project published by the Institute. She is a co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University and Professor of Political Science at Boston University where her teaching focuses on international relations theory, international ethics and normative change. Her research interests include international relations theory, normative theory, foreign policy decision making, sanctions, peace movements, discourse ethics, post-conflict peacebuilding, research design, utopian science fiction, and emotion.…

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April 2017

The Politics of Counting: Pro-Regime Media Strategy in the Islamic Republic of Iran

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219 + Google Map

Dr. Narges Bajoghli, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University. This event is organized by The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University and supported by the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice.   The Politics of Counting: Pro-Regime Media Strategy in the Islamic Republic of Iran If successful, every revolutionary movement eventually faces a dilemma: how does the commitment to the revolutionary project get transmitted from…

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WAPD Grad Colloquium, WAPD Public Events » QrC WAPD Public Lecture: Professor David Waldner

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Corwin Hall, Room 127, Prospect Ave
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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David Waldner, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs and director of the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Virginia will give a public lecture, "Late to the Party: Middle East Party Systems from the Interwar Period to the Post-Arab Spring." This talk is cosponsored with the Department of Politics Qualitative Research Colloquium and held in Corwin room 127. Professor Waldner is the author of State Building and Late Development (Cornell University Press, 1999) and “Policy History: Regimes,”…

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Healing, Coalition Building, and Decolonization: NEQTPOC Conference at Princeton

April 7 - April 8
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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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