LECTURE – Dr. Michael Gasper, “Civil Wars in Lebanon and Syria”

Dr. Gasper will give a guest lecture on “Civil Wars in Lebanon and Syria” in Dr. Hazbun’s PSC 449 International Relations in the Middle East class, Tuesday October 11, 11 am to 12:15 pm in TH 113.   Michael Gasper is Associate Professor of History at Occidental College in Los Angeles California. He is author of “The Power of Representation: Publics, Peasants and Islam in Egypt” (Stanford University Press, 2009) and co-editor of “Is there a Middle East: The Evolution of a [...]

The Specter of Civil War in Israel: From Public Secret to Shared Imaginary

Camellia Room, Gorgas Library 711 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

For three decades, a pervasive, unspoken fear of civil war has stalemated Israeli politics. Almost overnight, that fear is now very much out in the open – civil war is now openly discussed.  How did this happen, and what might it mean? Speakers include: Daniel Bertrand Monk, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Colgate University Daniel J. Levine, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama Pizza and Soda will be served. For background, see their essay The Specter of Civil War in [...]

LECTURE: War in Ukraine: Lessons for the Czech Republic & Europe

Camellia Room, Gorgas Library 711 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

The International Studies Program, The Department of Political Science, The University of Alabama Libraries, and The Alabama Center for the Book are proud to present: War in Ukraine: Lessons for the Czech Republic & Europe. Dr. Nekola is an historian and political scientist from Prague, Czech Republic. He is a member of Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Czechoslovak Studies Association (CSA) and Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI), author of more than four hundred articles and twenty-four [...]

LECTURE: Infrastructures of Feeling: Imperial Nostalgia and Landmark Restoration Projects

ten Hoor Hall, Room 346 350 Marrs Spring Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Dr. Lina Benabdallah of Wake Forest University will be visiting the department on Friday, February 16, 2024 from Noon to 1:30pm in ten Hoor 346. The Program for Middle East Studies and the Department of Political Science invite you to a talk: Infrastructures of Feeling: Imperial Nostalgia and Landmark Restoration Projects States and state actors often engage in infrastructure and landmark restoration, construction, and reconstruction abroad for a variety of strategic reasons, including reviving imperial nostalgias. This presentation examines the [...]