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State And Society In The Contemporary Middle East: Showcasing 2009-2010 Student Research Projects Funded by the Moynihan Institute and a grant from the US Department of Education, the Project on Democracy in the Middle East (DIME) invites SU students and faculty, and the Syracuse community, to its culminating event where this year’s 14 participating DIME graduate and undergraduate students will present their research using a variety of interactive media. If you are interested in learning more about the dynamics and transformations of the modern Middle East, this event is for you!Come join us for half an hour, an entire session, or attend the whole program! Session One, 12:00-12:45 Massimo Ramaioli, Perspectives of Shi’a Islamism: the Sadrist Movement in Iraq Caitlin Steenstrup, The Christian Question: Determining the Fate of Christian Communities in the Middle East Pavitra Ramaswamy, Not So Picture Perfect: US News Media and the Case of the Middle East David Vogel, Israel: the Merits of Ethnic Democracy in the Middle East Session Two, 1:00-1:45 Nadim Jabaji, The Progression and Faces of Authoritarian Rule and the Role of the Moslem Brotherhood in Egyptian Politics Jared Keyel, Triumphs and Setbacks for Muslim Democracy Sabith Khan, Media and the Middle East Emy Matesan, Radical Rhetoric? An Operational Code Analysis of Statements Made by Hamas, Fatah, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Stephanie Rugolo, Middle Eastern Obstacles to Democracy Session Three, 2:00-2:45 Aniseh Bassiri, The “Green Movement” in Iran: 1979 Versus 2009 Rebecca Chad, The Role of Civil Society in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Their Effects on the Peace Process McGhee Cost, Islamist Origins, Uncertain Futures: a Comparative Study of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas Stephen Dockery, Democracy at a Crossroads: Libya’s History, Revolution, and Future Michael Makara, Democratic Victory or Authoritarian Survival Strategy? Exploring Yemen’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Free and Open to the Public Light Refreshments will be served throughout the event. Featuring Middle Eastern Music Organized by: Miriam F. Elman Associate Professor of Political Science Special thanks to: Nellie Jones, Moynihan Institute Sven Stafford, DIME Research Assistant Tom Fazzio, Maxwell ICT  


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