The Workshop on Arab Political Development operates as an intellectual hub committed to an inclusive analysis of the political obstacles and opportunities facing the contemporary Arab world. The workshop supports learning and constructive engagement through graduate colloquia, speaker series, conferences, and other events.
The Workshop on Arab Political Development is cosponsored with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
Graduate Student Colloquia – Princeton students only, invitation only
The graduate student colloquia are restricted to Princeton students on an invitation only basis and are designed to allow for analytical conversations on the politics of the contemporary Arab world with a special focus on providing an interdisciplinary outlet to present research projects. Monthly meetings are held to discuss graduate student research on Arab politics. Graduate Students present on such themes related to dissertation and prospectus development, research trips, and the presentations of works in progress.
Speaker Series and Events – Open to the public
Committed to capturing ongoing debates in the Arab region, the workshop also sponsors several regional expert talks each semester. Working with the broader university community, APD also sponsors and cosponsors events on campus linked to the politics of the contemporary Arab world. APD is supported by the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
The WAPD organizes a speaker series, conferences, and other events each fall and spring. Themes will involve highlighting current debates and issues that capture daily headlines in the Arab region.