FMHT Hosts Talk on the Future of Citizenship in the Middle East

November 14, 2018 The Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking (FMHT), a research initiative at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, hosted a November 12, 2018 talk entitled “Perspectives on the Future of Citizenship in the Middle East.” The event was also sponsored by the Boston Consortium for Arab Region […]

In Palestine, World War I Has Never Really Ended

In Palestine, World War I Has Never Really Ended

This month marks 100 years since the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. In the Middle East, the centennial anniversary of the war has passed in near silence. This is ironic, for while the Great War is widely seen as a European war, its impact on the region was far greater and […]

The Middle Eastern Particle Accelerator Is Gearing Up, Handmade Parts and All

The Middle Eastern Particle Accelerator Is Gearing Up, Handmade Parts and All

JORDAN — Particle accelerators are at the forefront of research in a vast range of fields. From biology to archaeology to new materials, particle accelerators can help us gain deeper understanding of the atomic structure of materials. They can help us understand which elements bond with which within molecules. However, these machines are also the […]

Experts Salute Stein, Emory and Middle East Studies

Experts Salute Stein, Emory and Middle East Studies

The 20th anniversary celebration of the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel Nov. 10-11 at the JW Marriott Lenox featured 22 presenters, jam-packed remarks and panel discussions. Founding Director Ken Stein, professor of contemporary Middle Eastern history, political science and Israel studies at Emory University, was the helm and the subject of encomiums […]

Israelis elect ultra-Orthodox mayor for Jerusalem amid Palestinian boycott

Israelis elect ultra-Orthodox mayor for Jerusalem amid Palestinian boycott

A campaign poster of municipal candidate Moshe Leon on a bus ahead of the upcoming Jerusalem municipal elections, in Jerusalem on 28 October (AFP) An ultra-Orthodox Jewish candidate won election as mayor of Jerusalem on Wednesday, in a run-off against a secular contender for a post that shapes Israel’s rule over the city at the […]

Palestinian hunger striker free from Israel jails

Palestinian hunger striker free from Israel jails

Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan has been freed after 11 months in Israeli jails. Adnan had undertaken a hunger strike for two months in protest against his administrative detention. This ended when an Israeli court sentenced him on the grounds that he is affiliated to a banned organisation in reference to Islamic Jihad. Palestinian hunger […]