via OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2013: 

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The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2013)

  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam
  • Includes over 40 essays from leading scholars in the field

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Over the past three decades, scholars, government analysts and terrorism experts have examined the relationship between Islam and politics. But specialists have tended to limit their analysis to a specific country or focus. Few works have provided a geographically comprehensive, in-depth analysis. Since 9/11, another wave of literature on political Islam and global terrorism has appeared, much of it superficial and sensationalist. This situation underscores the need for a comprehensive, analytical, and in-depth examination of Islam and politics in the post-9/11 era and in an increasingly globalizing world. The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, with contributions from prominent scholars and specialists, provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam. It enables scholars, students, and policymakers to understand the interaction of Islam and politics and the multiple and diverse roles of Islamic movements, as well as issues of authoritarianism and democratization, religious extremism and terrorism regionally and globally. Continue reading

by JAMES PICKETT for THE CESS BLOG on SEPTEMBER 4, 2013: 

Several months ago I asked Scott Levi how he managed to squeeze in two thousand years of Central Asian history into a single introductory class.  More recently, I continued the conversation with Jim Millward to learn about his own undergraduate and graduate courses of similar chronological and thematic scope.  In this case, I enjoyed the advantage of having actually taken the graduate version of “Central Eurasia in World History” while studying at Georgetown.  As I soon learned from our discussion, however, Millward’s teaching philosophy has evolved a great deal since then. Continue reading

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is proud to present the 2013 CCAS Annual Symposium, The Mediterranean Re-Imagined,  a conference in memory of Faruk Tabak (1954 - 2008)

Mar 21, 2013 9am-5:30pm
Rafik B. Hariri Building Lohrfink Auditorium, Georgetown University
The CCAS has been holding its annual symposium for nearly three decades, and this year’s meeting aims to take stock of the state of Mediterranean studies. An underlying aim for the conference is to commemorate the work of our late colleague, Faruk Tabak, author of The Waning of the Mediterranean, 1550-1870: A Geohistorical Approach (Johns Hopkins, 2008).
For  full schedule and abstracts of presentations, see here.

via GEORGETOWN CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARAB STUDIES  on NOVEMBER 26,2012

*Deadline: December 15, 2012

The Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellowship was established by a generous grant from the State of Qatar to the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University. The fellowship supports a recent Ph.D. working on the topic of U.S.-Arab relations, Arab studies, or Islamic studies.  Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree at a university in the United States between January 1, 2011 and August 31, 2013. The fellow will receive a stipend of $40,000 - $45,000, plus benefits. Please visit https://ccas.georgetown.edu/fsg/fellowships/qatar/ for more information.

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