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  1. Update on Extremist Jihadi Groups in Afghanistan and the Middle East

    Payind, Alam
    The director of the Middle East Studies Center, Dr. Alam Payind, presents on jihadi extremist groups of the Middle East with an emphasis on Afghanistan.

  2. OSU Faculty Panel on Afghanistan: How Much Do We Know?

    Payind, Alam; Crane, Howard; Griesberger, John; Dale, Stephen
    Post-9/11 panel on Afghanistan held at the Wexner Center for the Arts and presented by the Middle East Studies Center at The Ohio State University. Panelists: Dr. Alam Payind, Director of the Middle East Studies Center, The Ohio State University; Dr. Howard Crane, Professor of Art History, The Ohio State University; Dr. John Griesberger, Director of International Education, The Ohio State University; and Dr. Stephen Dale, Professor of History, The Ohio State University.

  3. Symposium on Central Asian Security

    Payind, Alam; Abdullaev, Kamoludin
    The Center for Slavic and East European Studies along with the Middle East Studies Center hosted a panel on Central Asian Security May 23, 2008 at the Mershon Center for International Security. The two main speakers were Dr. Kamoludin Abdullaev, a scholar from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and Dr. Alam Payind, Director of the Middle East Studies Center. Dr. Abdullaev spoke about the status of societal reconciliation following the Tajik Civil War (1992-1997) and what effects that has had on the regional security situation. Afghanistan and Tajikistan are at the heart of security concerns for the Central Asian region. One of the main issues is the Afghan...

  4. Symposium on Iraq and Afghanistan

    Payind, Alam; al-Bakaa, Tahir
    The Middle East Studies Center, partnering with the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, presented a symposium on Iraq and Afghanistan on February 13, 2008. The symposium featured two distinguished scholars, Dr. Alam Payind and Dr. Tahir al-Bakaa, who gave their views on the current situations in Afghanistan and Iraq, respectively. The scholars, who continue to be influential in their countries, provided a picture of the way recent events have been seen from insiders’ points of view, and the way that they see their countries’ histories. Professor Richard Herrmann, director of the Mershon Center, introduced the scholars and provided insights on U.S. foreign policy, which he gained from listening to their discourses.

  5. Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management Under Harsh Conditions: Ancient and Modern Lessons From Yemen

    Hehmeyer, Ingrid
    Her current field research focuses on the history of water technology in medieval Yemen, where she investigates technical innovations in hydraulic engineering and strategies for water management that allowed people to live under harsh environmental conditions. Part of this project involves a study of the methods of astronomical timekeeping used for allocating water, during both day and night.

  6. Symposium on Extremist Jihadi Groups

    Payind, Alam; Al-Azm, Amr; Herrmann, Richard
    The symposium addressed the complex issues related to extremist jihadi groups in the Middle East. The panelists introduced the topic by providing detailed background information on these groups as well as the on area itself. They then provided an up-to-date analysis on the current situation in these regions. It concluded with a discussion of the implications for U.S. foreign policy followed by a Q&A session.

  7. Turkey Since 1980

    Pamuk, Şevket; Arat, Yeşim
    Şevket Pamuk is professor of economics and economic history at Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University in Istanbul, and professor and chair in contemporary Turkish studies at London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published many books and articles on the economic history of modern Turkey, the Ottoman Empire, Middle East and Europe. He is a past president of European Historical Economics Society and the current president of Asian Historical Economics Society. He is also co-editor of European Review of Economic History. Yeşim Arat is professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University (Bosphorus) in Istanbul....

  8. Entangled Bodies of Learning: Gender, Islam, and Secularism in the Modern Turkish Republic

    Hassan, Mona
    Two striking educational trends with their roots in the early Turkish republic have fostered the unexpected emergence of Turkish state-sponsored female preachers. The social engineering of religious education and the coeducational principle of gender equality have facilitated an unprecedented feminization of religious higher education in Turkey and a related increase in professional opportunities for these female graduates. Employed by Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs, female preachers seek in turn to educate the public through regular sermons, lectures, and consultations in their assigned districts across the country. Located at the fraught intersection of religion, politics, gender, education, and secularism, Turkey's state-sponsored...

  9. Everyday Modernity, Urban Space and Citizenship: Public Beaches in Early Republican Istanbul

    Bozdogan, Sibel
    After more than a decade of relative insignificance in the shadow of the new capital Ankara, the first efforts to renew Istanbul's crumbling urban infrastructure and to transform the city from an oriental, imperial capital to a modern republican city took off in the 1930s, primarily through the work of the French urban planner Henri Prost who worked for Istanbul Municipality between 1936 and 1951. In this period, urban planning became an integral dimension of the republican project of re-making the city into a theater of modern life, and its people, into modern citizens. As the most visible forms of displaying...

  10. American Jews, Israelis, Palestinians, and the U.S. Presidential Election

    Sylvan, Don
    This interactive session will begin with some empirically based observations about internal Israeli politics, as well as a few about internal Palestinian politics. The majority of the talk will concentrate on preference patterns of American Jews in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, and the sometimes intense dialogue that has emerged as the campaign proceeds.

  11. Egypt and the Arab Spring Revolution

    Abdel-Khalek, Gouda; Korayem, Karima; Aly, Hassan
    The Arab people revolted against unjust economic models that have left the vast majority of society destitute and marginalized in their own countries. For decades, inappropriate policies were prescribed and imposed by the very same international actors that are called upon today to facilitate the transition. The main questions to be addressed are:What are the main factors causing revolutions in the Arab world? What packages are on offer from G8, EU, IMF, World Bank and EBRD? How are these packages structured and targeted? What sectors will benefit? And what are the constraints? How much of a problem is inequality? Will...

  12. Language and Identity: The Impact on the Middle East

    Suleiman, Camelia
    Language and Identity in the Israel-Palestine Conflict: The Politics of Self-Perception in the Middle East discusses how the conflict between Israel and Palestine is, and remains to be, one of the most widely and passionately debated issues in the Middle East and in the field of international politics. An important part of this conflict is the dimension of self-perception of both Israelis and Palestinians caught up in its midst. Here, Suleiman, using her background in linguistic analysis, examines the interplay of language and identity, feminism and nationalism, and how the concepts of spatial and temporal boundaries affect self-perception. She does this...

  13. The Arab Awakening: One Year On

    Muasher, Marwan
    Marwan Muasher is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment. He served as foreign minister (2002–04) and deputy prime minister (2004–05) of Jordan, and his career has spanned the areas of diplomacy, development, civil society, and communications. He is also a senior fellow at Yale University.

  14. China's Policies Toward the Middle East

    Zhu, Feng
    Zhu Feng is professor of international studies and deputy director of the Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University. He is also senior research fellow at the China Institute of Peace and Development and the Center for Contemporary World Affairs. He writes extensively on regional security in East Asia, the North Korean nuclear issue, U.S. national security strategy, and China-U.S. relations.

  15. Islam and Rationality: The Impact of al-Ghazālī

    Tamer, Georges
    Abu Hāmid al-Ghazālī (1058-1111) is a central figure in the history of Islamic theology, jurisprudence, philosophy and Sufism. Of Persian origin, he lived and worked in Baghdad and in other intellectual centers of the Muslim world of the 11th and 12th century. Besides his teaching activity in Baghdad and Tus (in Iran), al-Ghazālī wrote in Arabic and Persian on an enormous variety of subjects, which primarily include theology, Islamic law, logic, philosophy, mysticism, and epistemology. A major concern in his works involves the development of an approach to God which is both Islamic and rational; he also strove to integrate religious...

  16. Central Eurasian Studies Society 2011 Annual Meeting

    Levi, Scott; Liu, Morgan
    Annual Meeting of the Central Eurasian Studies Society is an event put on by the preeminent scholarly organization for Central Asian studies. CESS is a private, non-political, non-profit, North America-based interdisciplinary organization of scholars who are interested in the study of Central Eurasia: a region that stretches from the Black Sea region, the Crimea, and the Caucasus in the west, through the Middle Volga region, Central Asia and Afghanistan, and on to Siberia, Mongolia and Tibet in the east.

  17. Ideology versus Profit: Drugs and Insurgencies in Afghanistan and Colombia

    Azami, Dawood
    Afghanistan and Colombia are two major drug-producing countries experiencing protracted and bloody armed conflicts which have claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people. Colombia's leftist rebels, FARC, and the Taliban in Afghanistan are sophisticated insurgency movements with ideologically dominated political agendas. However, there are signs that FARC's socialist ideology and the Taliban's ideology -- a mixture of nationalism and religious fundamentalism -- are in decline with both groups increasingly relying on narcotics to fund their violence. Militant groups and organized crime live in symbiosis with each other in many parts of the world. FARC's links with drug trade are...

  18. The Syrian Crisis and its Impact on the Middle East

    Al-Azm, Amr; Tamer, Georges; Herrmann, Richard; Payind, Alam; Jenkins, Craig
    Amr Al-Azm is assistant professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University, and an active member of the Syrian opposition. He was a first-hand observer and participant of the reform processes instigated by Bashar Al-Assad, and he serves on the executive committee of the Antalya Gathering (Conference for Change in Syria).

  19. The Arab Spring: Developments in North Africa and the Middle East

    Stacher, Joshua; Webber, Sabra; Aly, Hassan; Payind, Alam; Brustein, William; Jenkins, Craig
    The Arab Spring: Developments in North Africa and the Middle East will bring perspectives from the field that give new meaning to events reported in the news. The focus will be on the supporters of the protests and revolutions — who is funding the revolutions and counter revolutions -- as well as democracy and representation in diverse Middle Eastern contexts; war's toll on Libyans and potentially on Syrians; international impact and response-in Europe; refugees; NATO involvement; and protests by Saudi women. The panel will examine the Arab Spring as a whole and in specific contexts.

  20. The Development of Early Islamic Political Vocabulary

    Donner, Fred
    Donner, discussed several stages of religious and political developments in the early Muslim community and how they shaped political concepts in Islam, which still dominate Islamic political thought.

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