Cross-Cultural Virtual Exchange: Innovative Learning For Social Change, 2018 Lesley University
Cross-Cultural Virtual Exchange: Innovative Learning For Social Change, Jo Anne Hart
Lesley University Community of Scholars Day
I want to demo for my Lesley colleagues the cross-cultural virtual exchange that my undergrad students are taking part in for 8-weeks this semester. Each Lesley student in my Modern Middle East History course is matched into a weekly two-hour live video discussion group of about 12-15 other undergraduate students living in the Middle East, Europe, and around the US. This is a structured, moderated, synchronous international forum with a trained facilitator run by an international non-profit called Soliya.
Intended as a deep-dive into diversity and difference, this innovative approach allows students to “explore how their identity impacts the way ...
The Ecclesiology Of Pope Francis And The Future Of The Church In Africa, 2017 Fordham University
The Ecclesiology Of Pope Francis And The Future Of The Church In Africa, Bradford E. Hinze
Journal of Global Catholicism
A consideration of the future of African Catholicism in light of the ecclesiology of Pope Francis. The article explores how themes in Francis's ecclesiology work together to challenge centralization, clericalism, and triumphalism in the church by promoting practices of synodality and how these elements support the church’s mission to work against forms of colonialism, neo-colonialism, and the most fundamental matrix of colonial power by advancing radical democracy in society
Cyber-Sovereignty: The Power Of Social Media On The Arab Spring In Tunisia And Egypt, 2017 Atlanta University Center
Cyber-Sovereignty: The Power Of Social Media On The Arab Spring In Tunisia And Egypt, Jason Randall
Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University
This dissertation assesses the role of social media and its effects on the Arab Spring. The research will be guided by two questions: Could the use of American Dot.com social networking websites (e.g. Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube) by Tunisians and Egyptians during the Arab Spring, to overthrow their governments, be characterized as a violation of Tunisia’s and Egypt’s sovereignty (cyber-sovereignty)? Secondly, what was the significance of the abovementioned social networking websites during the Arab Spring?
The first question will be examined by using Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Theory; the problem, policy, and political streams have ...
جعفر اقدامی، شاهین آزاد ایران زمین, 2017 Politecnico di Torino
جعفر اقدامی، شاهین آزاد ایران زمین, Sajjad Khaksari
The Journey To Arabia: A Visual Essay, 2017 University of Puget Sound
The Journey To Arabia: A Visual Essay, Andrew M. Gardner
All Faculty Scholarship
This photographic essay includes numerous photographs portraying the journey transnational migrants take from South Asia to the Arabian Peninsula, and includes a short essay that describes the major features of this migration system.
The Postmodern Novel In Saudi Arabia And America, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Postmodern Novel In Saudi Arabia And America, Mohammed Lafi Alshammari
Theses and Dissertations
In the early twenty-first century, Saudi Arabia is a global economic power that stands as an equal among the other members of the most powerful economic organizations, including as the Group of Twenty and The World Trade Organization. As a result of this economic status and of Saudi Arabia never having been colonized, recent Saudi novels (especially those published after 2001) can usefully be read postmodern, rather than as postcolonial—the usual paradigm in readings of contemporary Arab novels. To establish a reference point, a comparative approach that engages Saudi and American postmodern novels is applied in this dissertation through ...
The Unraveling Of The Nation-State In The Middle East: Examples Of Iraq And Syria, 2017 Missouri State
The Unraveling Of The Nation-State In The Middle East: Examples Of Iraq And Syria, Zachary Kielp
MSU Graduate Theses
After the carnage of World War One and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire a new form of political organization was brought to the Middle East, the Nation-State. Based on European ideas of Sovereignty and equality between countries; the nation-state was thrust upon these areas that had no history or interest in adopting a foreign form of governance and served the primary purpose of safeguarding the imperial interests of Europe. Compounding their error, the regions of these new nation-states contained populations that had long resented and mistrusted each other. While these countries could be held together by repressive dictatorships for ...
Agency, Equality And Courage: A Case Study Of Women On The Front Lines Of Egypt’S 2011 Revolution, 2017 University of Connecticut
Agency, Equality And Courage: A Case Study Of Women On The Front Lines Of Egypt’S 2011 Revolution, Carol Gray
The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy
How were women involved in Egypt’s 2011 revolution/uprising? What role did they play vis-à-vis male activists? To what degree were Egyptian women “equal” during those 18 days in Tahrir Square? These questions will be explored within the context of interviews conducted by this writer in Cairo during and following Egypt’s 18-day revolution (uprising). This essay will explore the public/private sphere split, political consciousness-raising, and gender equality within the context of the stories of Egyptian women on the front lines of protest.
Much of the recent literature on women's protests in Egypt has focused on women ...
State Sovereignty And Human Security: The Migration-Securitization Nexus In The Global South, 2017 Notre Dame University - Lebanon
State Sovereignty And Human Security: The Migration-Securitization Nexus In The Global South, Eugene R. Sensenig
The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy
This paper deals with the issues of state sovereignty and refugee policy in insecure and marginalized regions of the Global South. Using the displaced Syrian populations (UN-recognized and undocumented) in Lebanon as a case in point, the attempt will be made to portray and discuss the responses of underdeveloped host communities to overwhelming increases in the size of their non-national population. Lebanon has faced various waves of refugees since its independence in 1943, making up between 2.5% (Iraqis) and 25% (Syrians) of the entire citizen population, currently estimated to be slightly over 4 million. Almost 500,000 Palestinian refugees ...
Anything But Invisible: Oak Fellow Khalid Albaih Marvels At Supportive Colby While Opening Eyes To Global Suppression, Gerry Boyle
A political cartoonist with a global web presence was surprised and gratified to find an equally receptive audience at Colby.
The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise In Israel And Palestine, 2017 Chapman University
The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise In Israel And Palestine, Nubar Hovsepian
Political Science Faculty Articles and Research
A book review of Nathan Thrall's The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine.
Linguistic Imperialism In Jordan: The Impact Of English Education Curriculum On Cultural Behaviors Of Secondary Students In Amman, Haley Chatwin
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
This study explores the questions of how culturally inclusive curriculum effects the cultural behaviors of secondary students in Amman, Jordan, and how culturally inclusive curriculum effects the attitudes that these students have towards the English language itself. The researcher hypothesized that culturally inclusive curriculum mitigated the dilution of students cultural identities, and effected the students attitudes towards the English language. This study is significant, as English is taught at every school in Jordan, and Jordan has a long history of occupation by an English-speaking country. The researcher conducted the study using the data collection tools of semi-structured interviews, participant observation ...
The Pedagogical Needs Of Children And Adults Living In The Calais Jungle Refugee Camp: Existential Issues And Perspectives Of Volunteer Teachers And Workers, Theresa C. Bodon, Nancy K. Votteler
FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education
This study aimed at examining the pedagogical needs and challenges of children and young adults living in a refugee camp in France known as the Calais Jungle. Through the researchers’ observations and interviews with volunteer teachers and workers at the camp, insights into their perspectives shed light on the pedagogical needs of refugees. Also, utilizing Paulo Freire’s philosophical stance, this study provides a contextual approach to the educational practices and ideological viewpoints represented within unregulated refugee camp settings.
Explaining The Dog That Does Not Bark: Why Do Some Localities In Turkey Remain Resistant To Islamist Political Mobilization?, 2017 South Dakota State University
Explaining The Dog That Does Not Bark: Why Do Some Localities In Turkey Remain Resistant To Islamist Political Mobilization?, Evren Celik Wiltse
History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion Faculty Publications
No abstract provided.
Tunisie: Est-Ce Que Vos Pensions De Retraite Et De Survivants Sont Volées Par La Cnss?, Houcemeddine Turki
Delegitimizing Al-Qaeda: A Jihad-Realist Approach, 2017 East Tennessee State University
Delegitimizing Al-Qaeda: A Jihad-Realist Approach, Paul Kamolnick
Disrupting, dismantling, and ultimately defeating al-Qaeda based and inspired terrorism is a declared policy of the U.S. Government. Three key strategic objectives have been identified for accomplishing this: attacking al-Qaeda’s terror network, undermining radicalization and recruitment, and hardening homeland defense. The present monograph proposes a distinct "jihad-realist" approach for undermining radicalization and recruitment to al-Qaeda. First, a brief discussion of six means for ending terrorist organizations is provided. Second, the premises of a jihad-realist approach are described. Third, a jihad-realist shari’a case against al-Qaeda’s terrorism is presented. In conclusion, key assertions are summarized, and several specific ...
Countering Radicalization And Recruitment To Al-Qaeda: Fighting The War Of Deeds, 2017 East Tennessee State University
Countering Radicalization And Recruitment To Al-Qaeda: Fighting The War Of Deeds, Paul Kamolnick
This Letort Paper proposes that actions, policies, and deeds—those of the U.S. Government and al-Qaeda—be leveraged as a means of delegitimizing al-Qaeda terrorist propaganda. Two chief fronts—changing deeds and challenging deeds—is proposed. Changing deeds requires that the United States carefully and systematically examine its own foreign and military policies and their specific consequences for the Arab and Muslim world. Challenging deeds comprises systematically countering with evidence and fact al-Qaeda’s two greatest propagandistic fabrications: that the United States is a crusader at war with Islam, and that al-Qaeda is the vanguard defender of a besieged ...
The Al-Qaeda Organization And The Islamic State Organization: History, Doctrine, Modus, Operandi, And U.S Policy To Degrade And Defeat Terrorism Conducted In The Name Of Sunni Islam, 2017 East Tennessee State University
The Al-Qaeda Organization And The Islamic State Organization: History, Doctrine, Modus, Operandi, And U.S Policy To Degrade And Defeat Terrorism Conducted In The Name Of Sunni Islam, Paul Kamolnick
The al-Qaeda Organization (AQO) and the Islamic State Organization (ISO) are transnational adversaries that conduct terrorism in the name of Sunni Islam. It is declared U.S. Government (USG) policy to degrade, defeat, and destroy them. The present book has been written to assist policymakers, military planners, strategists, and professional military educators whose mission demands a deep understanding of strategically-relevant differences between these two transnational terrorist entities. In it, one shall find a careful comparative analysis across three key strategically relevant dimensions: essential doctrine, beliefs, and worldview; strategic concept, including terrorist modus operandi; and specific implications and recommendations for current ...
The Egyptian Islamic Group’S Critique Of Al-Qaeda’S Interpretation Of Jihad, 2017 East Tennessee State University
The Egyptian Islamic Group’S Critique Of Al-Qaeda’S Interpretation Of Jihad, Paul Kamolnick
A specific branch of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh al-jihad) regulates the waging of the jihad of the sword (jihad bis saif). In this article, a detailed exposition is presented of the Egyptian Islamic Group’s (IG; Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya) use of fiqh al jihad against Al-Qaeda. The present author’s ‘jihad-realist’ approach is first briefly described; the IG’s critique of AQ systematically outlined; and in conclusion, implications are derived for counter-radicalisation strategies.
The Mysterious Case Of The Islamic State Organization (Iso) Smiling Martyr--Solved, 2017 East Tennessee State University
The Mysterious Case Of The Islamic State Organization (Iso) Smiling Martyr--Solved, Paul Kamolnick
Excerpt: For a mere Muslim mortal, Allah’s granting of martyrdom (Shahada) is the pinnacle of spiritual achievement. The martyr (Shahid) is granted unique privileges among which are the right to bypass the moral interrogation meted out to determine after death whether one is spiritually fit; the complete freedom from all anguish, pain, and suffering caused by one’s wounds as one immediately traverses into the highest of seven heavens; the right to intercede and request divine favors on behalf of seventy of one’s loved one’s; the enjoyment of exclusive sexual privileges with seventy-two virgins; and finally, the ...