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.
The ACSS 10th Anniversary Webinar Series Webinar 4: “Gendered Resistance: Academia and Activism”
Il volume colma una lacuna esistente nella pubblicistica in lingua italiana, offrendo uno strumento agile, ma metodologicamente solido, per comprendere meglio la complessità dei processi politici del Medio Oriente. L’intreccio tra mondi disciplinari differenti è la lente utilizzata per approfondire la conoscenza dell’area mediorientale al riparo da eccessive semplificazioni: uno strumento di sintesi sulle teorie politiche che maggiormente hanno inciso sul dibattito intellettuale e sugli avvenimenti di una regione centrale negli equilibri e nelle tensioni del mondo
Per il ciclo di seminari del laboratorio CRAFT,, il 29 aprile alle 14.30 Ahmet Erdi Ozturk presenterà il suo libro "Religion, identity and power - Turkey and the Balkans in the 21st Century", discutendone con Chiara Maritato e Luca Ozzano (DCPS)
For the third session on LGBTQ Iran, Saman Arastoo, Iranian actor, director and activist, will share his life of being trans in Iran, and present excerpts of his theatre production and self-cognition workshops, before discussing his work as an artist and activist in the world of Iranian performance.
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)