The 8th edition of the summer school “Understanding the Middle East” critically unpacks power, politics and governance, exploring the role they have in re-defining the trajectories of Arab states.
The core idea of the Summer School is to deconstruct the imaginaries and stereotypes that have formed the representation of the Middle East as a result of the oft-inaccurate media coverage. Relying on previous cooperation agreements and consolidated research relationships, the international scientific committee of the “Understanding the Middle East” summer school met the challenge to organise a coherent and articulated programme that, in each annual edition, addresses one of the key issues related to the region. The chosen perspective grounded in Political Science. In this sense, political science is, however, understood in a broad sense: political philosophy, political sociology, and the history of thought, are all considered among others. At the same time, major attention is paid to methodological issues and, in particular, those relating to fieldwork.
The Summer School is the only school in Italy, and among the very few in Europe, offering a programme focused on the Middle East but with a politological perspective.
This talk aims to interrogate, complicate, and extend the conceptualization of “the normalization of violence” in relation to the dynamic between Palestinian modes of life under Israeli modes of colonial domination, with reference to dimensions of the recent May 2021 Palestinian rebellion.
Today, Lebanon features one of the most severe economic crises in its history. Combined with the coronavirus pandemic and deepening political gridlock, the residents of the country are experiencing acute economic dislocation, political alienation, and daily hazards to their lives and wellbeing. The October 17 Revolution and August 4 Beirut Port explosion simultaneously—albeit different—reflected and added to the underlying features producing such crises. This panel aims to explore how the Lebanese media are dealing with this turmoil, shedding light on the framing of events based on political agendas.
The talk will examine one of the main agents of Turkish political theology, the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet). Professor Kocamaner will focus on religio-political infrastructures of the Diyanet and its role in the Bureaucratization of Islamic authority
Interverranno: Brahim Baya, Associazione Islamica delle Alpi - Torino Sara Briniche, Marketing Specialist Elisabetta Guidobono, Associazione Studi Giuridici Immigrazione Fouad Roueiha, Giornalista Sofia Zemmale, Consigliera comunale - Rivalta di Torino
CLS in Amman and Beirut and its partner the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) are marking the day with a series of events during the week of 19th June until 26th June 2021 that emerge out of our research programme titled “From education to employment? Trajectories of young people in protracted displacement in Jordan and Lebanon.”
Caabu invites you to an online briefing on Tuesday 6 July at 2pm (UK time) on climate change in the Middle East, an overview of regional impacts and responses with Dr. Michael Mason, Director of the Middle East Centre and Associate Professor of Geography and the Environemnt at the London School of Economics (LSE)