2022 Conference


APSA MENA Political Science Conference
New Landscapes in MENA Politics Research
Amman, Jordan | July 28-30, 2022

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers from scholars interested in attending the upcoming APSA MENA Political Science Conference. This three-day program offers a unique opportunity to share and receive critical feedback on research manuscripts, network with colleagues from across the MENA region, and contribute to contemporary debates in the discipline. Organized in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Amman, the conference will be held in Amman from July 28-30. Approximately 60 scholars will be invited to attend, including up to 30 alumni of the APSA MENA Workshops.

Conference Theme and Attendees
Reflecting on the last decade of MENA political science scholarship, this conference aspires to identify new research landscapes and build conscious research agendas for the coming years that can align our discipline with the contemporary realities and challenges that citizens of the region are experiencing. Looking back on scholarship at the cusp of Arab Spring, through wars in Libya, Yemen, and Syria and massive human displacement, considering regime change and resiliency, advancements in women’s rights and representation, and current implications of the global COVID-19 pandemic – how have current research agendas represented these realities, where does the discipline need to be pushed towards new priorities and approaches, and what types and methods of research have emerged or been closed off? We invite papers that build on established research agendas as well as work that inspires new questions, especially in areas that may be less recognized in political science today.

For detailed information about the conference and the application process, please review our Call for Papers and apply here. If you have any questions, please contact us at menaworkshops@apsanet.org.

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