Middle East, From History to Destiny

Middle East, From History to Destiny

We will look at social movements, culture and education, migration, the environment, minorities, the interdependence of societal concerns, and the issue of peace in the Middle East, all of which go beyond the dominant and policy-oriented narratives.

Course Description:

Conflict and war, authoritarian governments, Islamism, the persecution of women, and the oppression of minorities are all things that have, and continue to be, linked with the Middle East in public and media discourse. However, internal and nationalist narratives are often accompanied by bias and bigotry, and they are less concerned with getting to the bottom of things. The "Middle East from History to Destiny" course begins with an analytical explanation of how the modern Middle East came to be, before moving on to a more topic-oriented and concrete investigation of the root causes of some of the region's most pressing issues. As such, we will not limit ourselves to the standard, policy-oriented narratives, but instead will investigate issues in Middle Eastern societies beyond those directly related to politics and government, including social movements, culture and education, migration, the environment, minorities, and the interplay between these factors. These and other concerns related to the Middle East's potential future will be examined at length. Can the issues in the Middle East be decoupled from other problems? Is it realistic to hope for a permanent end to conflict in the Middle East? These issues will be covered in the "Middle East: From History to Destiny" lecture series.

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Course Schedule

First week: Preliminaries and the formation of the modern Middle East

  • Introduction – Anahita Hosseini
  • The roots of the Palestine problem 1 – Jacob Norris
  • The roots of the Palestinian problem 2 – Jacob Norris
  • The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and its consequences 1 – Sara Kermanian
  • The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and its consequences 2 – Sara Kermanian
  • The origins of the formation of the guardianship system in the Middle East – Anahita Hosseini
  • An Introduction to Orientalism (Orientalism) – Behdad Bardbar

Second week: Political and social movements in the Middle East 1

  • An introduction to social movements in the Middle East – Assef Bayat
  • Social movements and the factors affecting them 1- Elaheh Amani
  • Social movements and the factors affecting them 2- Elaheh Amani
  • Political Islam: From the Muslim Brotherhood to ISIS – Manijeh Zargar
  • Neoliberalism and labor movement in Iran – Alborz Ghandehari

Third week: Political and social movements in the Middle East 2

Fourth week: Culture, art and education in the Middle East

Fifth week: Immigration and the issue of minorities

Sixth week: Government and politics in the Middle East

Seventh week: Culture, art and education in the Middle East

Eighth week: the future perspective of the Middle East and theoretical issues

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Profiles

Annahita Hosseini
Anahita Hosseini
Researcher and lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations
Shadyar Omrani
Journalist and Social Science Researcher
Asef Bayat
Assef Bayat
Professor of Sociology and Global and Transnational Studies, Research fellow, Author
Kamran Matin
Kamran Matin
Associate Professor in International Relations
Alice Wilson
Associate Professor in Social Anthropology
Iran Mansouri
Masoumeh Iran Mansouri
Assistant Professor in Intelligent Robotics, Ph.D. in Intelligent Robotics
Jacob Norris
Associate Professor in Middle Eastern History
Elham Homayounfar
Sociologist and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Global Health Studies Program
Alborz Ghandehari
Professor of Ethnic Studies
Pinar Dinc
Researcher at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem, Researcher at the Center for Advanced Middle East Studies
Sardar Saadi
Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Wassim Nablousi
Doctoral Researcher and Tutor in International Relations
Sara Kermanian
Doctoral Researcher and Tutor in International Relations
Elahe Amani
Human rights and gender equality activist.
Amira Abdelhamid
Doctoral Researcher and Tutor in International Relations
Setareh Samavi
Filmmaker, Director, Production Manager, and Alumna of Documentary Directing
Behnam Daraeizadeh
Alumnus of International Human rights, human rights lawyer and journalist.
Manijeh Zargar
Alumna of Middle Eastern studies with Arabic, analyst, and investigator for various human rights organizations.
Behdad Bordbar
Researcher, Journalist, Translator
Sassan Amjadi
Alumnus of Sociology and Law
Neda Hooshang
Alumna of Agroecology
نیره توحیدی
Nayereh Tohidi
Professor of Gender and Women Studies
M. R. Nikfar
Mohammad Reza Nikfar
Philosopher, Professor of Political Philosophy
Saeed Paivandi
‪Saeed Paivandi
Professor of Sociology and Methodology

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