Marc Lynch

Politics and Society in the Contemporary Gulf

 Just a quick note for those in the DC area who might be interested:  on Tuesday, April 14, GWU’s Institute for Middle East Studies will be hosting an all-day conference on "Politics and Society in the Contemporary Gulf."  It’s at the Elliott School, 6th floor, from 11-5. Here’s the lineup: 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – ...

 Just a quick note for those in the DC area who might be interested:  on Tuesday, April 14, GWU’s Institute for Middle East Studies will be hosting an all-day conference on "Politics and Society in the Contemporary Gulf."  It’s at the Elliott School, 6th floor, from 11-5. Here’s the lineup:

11a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Migrant Communities in the Contemporary Gulf

Panelists: Michele Ruth Gamburd, Portland State University
Sharon Nagy, DePaul University
Attiya Ahmad, Duke University

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Political Economy of the Contemporary Gulf

Chair: Marc Lynch

Panelists: Kristin Smith Diwan, American University
Michael Herb, Georgia State University
Scheherazade Rehman, George Washington University

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Political Islam in the Contemporary Gulf

Chair: Nathan Brown

Panelists:Marc Lynch, George Washington University
Thomas Hegghammer, Harvard University
Stephane Lacroix, Institut d’Etudes Politiques – Paris

It will be followed at 6:00 by Ambassador Skip Gnehm’s annual Kuwait Lecture, focused on the search for a new balance in the Gulf.  

While I’m in advertising mode, also put this on your calenders:  on April 29 at 6 PM, I’ll be chairing a panel at GWU previewing the Iranian June elections.  It features Mohammed Tabaar, Karim Sadjapour, and Paola Rivetti. 

I’m really excited  about both of these — hope to see many of you there!

 

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