A Conversation on A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa (14 Jan) – Jadaliyya

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A Conversation on A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North AfricaThursday, 14 January6:30 PM PST | 9:30 PM EST

Join this event via Zoom for a conversation on the recently published book,A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa, featuring the three editors of the series.

Joel Beininis the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University, Emeritus. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1982 and began teaching at Stanford in 1983. From 2006 to 2008 he was Director of Middle East Studies and Professor of History at the American University in Cairo. In 2002 he served as president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. Beinins research and writing focus on the social and cultural history and political economy of modern Egypt, Palestine, and Israel and US policy in the Middle East. He has written or edited twelve books, most recently,A Critical Political Economy of the Modern MiddleEast(Stanford University Press, forthcoming, 2021); co-edited with Bassam Haddad and Sherene Seikaly andWorkers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt(Stanford University Press, 2016).

Sherene Seikaly is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the editor of theArab Studies Journal,co-founder and co-editor ofJadaliyyae-zine, an editor ofJournal of Palestine Studies, a policy member ofAl-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network,and an advisory member ofR-Shief Online Archive Project.Seikaly'sMen of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine(Stanford University Press, 2016)explores how Palestinian capitalists and British colonial officials used economy to shape territory, nationalism, the home, and the body. She has published in academic journals such asInternational Journal of Middle East StudiesandJournal of Middle East Womens Studiesas well as in online venues includingJadaliyya, Mada Masr,and7iber.

Bassam Haddadis Director of theMiddle East and Islamic Studies Programand Associate Professor at theSchar School of Policy and Governmentat George Mason University.He is the author ofBusiness Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience(Stanford University Press, 2011) andco-editor of the forthcoming book,A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East(Forthcoming, Stanford University Press, 2021).Bassam serves as Founding Editor of theArab Studies Journaland theKnowledge Production Project. He is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film,About Baghdad, and director of the seriesArabs and Terrorism.Bassam is Co-Founder/Editor ofJadaliyyaEzine and Executive Director of theArab Studies Institute. He serves on the Board of theArab Council for the Social Sciencesand is Executive Producer ofStatusAudio Magazine. Bassam is Co-Project Manager for theSalon Syria Projectand Director of theMiddle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI).Hereceived MESA'sJere L. Bacharach Service Awardin 2017 for his service to the profession.Currently, Bassam is working on his second Syria book tittledUnderstanding The Syrian Tragedy: Regime, Opposition, Outsiders(forthcoming, Stanford University Press).

Hatem Bazian(Moderator) is a co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College, the 1st Accredited Muslim Liberal Arts College in the United States. In addition, Prof. Bazian is a lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bazian between 2002-2007, also served as an adjunct professor of law at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses on Islamic Law and Society, Islam in America: Communities and Institutions, De-Constructing Islamophobia and Othering of Islam, Religious Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to Berkeley, Prof. Bazian served as a visiting Professor in Religious Studies at Saint Marys College of California 2001-2007 and adviser to the Religion, Politics and Globalization Center at UC Berkeley.

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