1.First Biennial International Conference of the Society of Iranian Archaeology: “Cultural Interactions, Continuity and Disruption”, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, 4-5 December 2019
The conference is dedicated to gather archaeologists focusing on Iran as their major field of research and to discuss their most recent findings and interpretations of past Iranian societies. Recent changes of socio-political perspectives especially in the Near East, encouraged the organizers to dedicate the conference specifically to past cultural interactions within Iran and between Iran and surrounding regions.
Deadline for abstracts: 21 May 2019. Information: http://congress.soia.org.ir/en/
2. Research Scholar on the History of the Pre-Modern Arabic World, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Junior and senior scholars with excellent knowledge of classical Arabic, and with suitable experience in the history of science, history of philosophy, history of medicine, or other relevant fields are invited to apply. Candidates should hold a doctorate in one of the above-mentioned fields and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience at the time the position begins (PhD awarded in 2017 or earlier).
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2019.
3. Summer Course: “Art Treasures of Konya: Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture II”, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 1-26 July 2019
The course will combine lectures and many field trips to monuments and museums in and around Konya, taking full advantage of the opportunity to study art in context. By the end of the course, students will have obtained an understanding of the stylistic, historical, and social importance of the medieval Islamic art and architecture of Konya and of its place in the broader framework of Islamic art history.
Deadline for application: 7 June 2019
4. Two Summer Courses: “Intensive Arabic Language”, Noor Majan Arabic Institute in Ibri and Muscat, Oman, 9 June – 1 August or 18 August – 12 September 2019
Both locations represent a unique experience of the Sultanate and are equally rigorous in nature.
5. The 26th I.R. Iran World Award for Book of the Year
On Tuesday February 5, 2019 an Award Ceremony was held in Tehran Iran, in which all the selected distinguished works and their authors were honored. This year, after the primary selection of more than 2,700 books in different fields of Islamic and Iranian Studies, 244 books were assessed, from which 9 books were selected as winners. The evaluated books have been written in English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Georgian, Chinese, Greek, Turkish, Bengali and Finnish languages. The winners are from Germany, Russia, Lebanon, Italy, Ireland, Turkey and the USA.
The “World Book Award of the Year” winners are:
Gülru Necipoğlu. The Arts of Ornamental Geometry: A Persian Compendium on Similar and Complementary Interlocking Figures. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017
Allessandra Lazzari, Masasimo Vidale. Lapis Lazuli Bead Making at Shahr-I Sokhta: Interpreting Craft Production in the Urban Community of the 3rd Millennium BC. Rome: ISMEO (Italian Institute for Middle and Far East), 2017
Alexander Knysh. Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017
Maurice A. Pomerantz. Licit Magic: The Life and Letters of al-Sahib b. Abbad (d. 385/995). Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017
Moya Carey. Persian Art: Collecting the Arts of Iran for the V&A. London: V&A Publishing (Victoria and Albert Museum), 2018
George Archer. A Place Between Two Places: The Quranic Barzakh. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2017
Hussein Ali Abdulsater. Shi’i Doctrine, Mu’tazili Theology: al-Sharif al-Murtaa and Imami Discourse. Edinburgh University Press, 2017
Yousef Casewit. The Mystics of al-Andalus: Ibn Barrajan and Islamic Thought in the Twelfth Century. Cambridge University Press, 2017
Juliane Müller. Nahrungsmittel in der arabischen Medizin: Das Kitab al-Aiya wa-l-asriba des Naib ad-Din as-Samarqandi. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017
6. DEADLINE EXTENDED: CFP Vol. on theme Slavery in the Middle East and North Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries
We are pleased to invite contributions to an edited volume on the theme of Slavery in the Middle East and North Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries. The volume will be edited by Janet Afary and Eric Massie and will be published by I.B. Tauris as part of its series on Sex, Marriage, and the Family in the Middle East (Series Editors: Janet Afary and Claudia Yaghoobi).
Articles addressing the following themes are particularly encouraged, but all articles related to slavery in the Middle East and North Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries will be considered:
Please notify us of your intention to contribute by April 15th. The article itself should be received by August 30th, 2019. It should be in English and not exceed 10,000-12,000 words. Additional information about formatting will be sent after we receive your notification.
Please direct any inquiries to:
7. Call for Papers: Cambridge Graduate Middle East Conference: Languages of Legitimation in the Middle East
Conference Date: 6 – 7 June 2019
Conference Venue: Woolf Institute, Westminster College, Cambridge
Submission Deadline: 17:00 (GMT) 12th April 2019
This graduate conference is an opportunity for PhD students to share and discuss their original research employing primary sources in Middle Eastern languages on the question of legitimacy and legitimation in the Middle East across different disciplines, periods and localities. We are delighted to announce that Dr Yossef Rapoport will be delivering the conference’s keynote address on the topic of Tribalisation, Conversion and Tribal Genealogy as a ‘Language of Legitimation’ in the Egyptian Countryside.
Throughout history, communities in the Middle East have negotiated various networks of legitimation. A Weberian analysis maintains that political legitimacy may be categorised into traditional, legal-rational and charismatic legitimacies. The use of tradition to explain how various societal formations, from tribes to merchant guilds, sought to legitimise their practices has come under increasing criticism from scholars of the Middle East such as Roy Mottahedeh and Aziz al-Azmeh who emphasise the performative and prosaic nature of legitimation.
Paper proposals that consider legitimation as articulated through a plurality of everyday practices, beyond the formal political arena where discussions of legitimacy conventionally reside, are particularly encouraged. The conference aims to discuss these phenomena across time, place and through a wide variety of source materials. Beyond linguistics, we are open to the ways in which legitimacy is communicated through different modes of expression from poetry, liturgy, and laughter, to rhetoric, architecture and fashion.
To be considered for participation in this conference please submit the following in single PDF document to email@example.com by 17:00 (GMT) Friday 12th April 2019:
Please direct any enquiries to the aforementioned conference email address. Participation at the conference is free and open to all, but prior registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/languages-of-legitimation-in-the-middle-east-university-of-cambridge-conference-2019-tickets-58530042934 .
The organisers are grateful for the support of the School of Arts and Humanities, Cambridge, The Woolf Institute and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge.
Conference Organisers: Calum Humphreys, Cora Kyler, William Ryle-Hodges, and Christopher Cooper-Davies.
8. The Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, are pleased to announce the final East of Byzantium events for 2018–2019.
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:15–7:45 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Armenian Merchant Patronage of Early Modern Iran
A lecture by Amy Landau, Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian Institution, discussing the patronage of New Julfa’s Armenian merchant community.
Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Image-making and Anxiety among New Julfa’s Armenian Artists, Theologians & Merchants
A workshop for students exploring how Armenian artists, theologians, merchants, among others, thought about images and image-making in early modern Iran. Led by Amy Landau, Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian Institution.
Advance registration is required for the workshop. Registration closes April 9. Additional information and registration at https://eastofbyzantium.org/upcoming-events/image-making-and-anxiety/
East of Byzantium is a partnership between the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, that explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine empire in the late antique and medieval periods.
For questions, contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture (firstname.lastname@example.org).
9. CfP: Call for Papers: “Words Laying Down the Law: Translating Arabic Legal Discourse”
7-8 October 2019, Aga Khan Centre, London
The Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) invites papers in the disciplines of legal anthropology, law and comparative law, legal pragmatics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, politics and translation studies for a two-day conference on translations of legal discourse in Arabic-speaking contexts.
Please send abstracts of 500 words (excluding bibliography) to email@example.com by 31 May 2019. Notifications of acceptance decisions will be sent out by 30 June 2019.
A limited fund to support scholars who do not have access to institutional funding will be available to cover travel and accommodation costs. Please indicate if you need this financial support when applying.
For further information, see: https://www.aku.edu/govprogramme/conferences/Pages/home.aspx
10. PRIX MICHEL SEURAT
APPEL À CANDIDATURES 2019
Sociétés contemporaines du Proche-Orient
et du Maghreb
Le Prix Michel Seurat a été institué par le CNRS en juin 1988 pour « honorer la mémoire de ce chercheur du CNRS, spécialiste des questions islamiques, disparu dans des conditions tragiques.
Ce programme vise à aider financièrement chaque année un jeune chercheur, ressortissant d’un pays européen ou d’un pays du Proche-Orient ou du Maghreb, contribuant ainsi à promouvoir connaissance réciproque et compréhension entre la société française et le monde arabe ».
Depuis 2017, l’organisation du Prix a été déléguée au GIS « Moyen-Orient et mondes musulmans », en partenariat avec l’IISMM-EHESS et Orient XXI.
D’un montant de 15 000 € en 2019, le Prix est ouvert aux titulaires d’un master 2 ou d’un diplôme équivalent, âgés de moins de 35 ans révolus et sans condition de nationalité, de toutes disciplines, travaillant sur les sociétés contemporaines du Proche-Orient et/ou du Maghreb.
Il a pour vocation d’aider un (ou une) jeune chercheur (ou chercheuse) à multiplier les enquêtes sur le terrain, dans le cadre de la préparation de sa thèse.
Les enquêtes doivent avoir lieu sur le terrain. La maîtrise de la langue du pays concerné est une condition impérative.
Date limite de dépôt des candidatures :
Lundi 15 avril 2019 (minuit, heure de Paris)
Constitution du dossier impérativement en langue française :
Adresser votre dossier uniquement par voie électronique impérativement aux deux adresses suivantes :
Règlement du 30 janvier 2018 à consulter, en annexe.
Conformément au Règlement européen général sur la protection des données (RGPD/GRPD) qui est entré en vigueur le 25 mai 2018, nous vous confirmons que vos données personnelles ne seront en aucun cas délivrées à des tiers et que la gestion se fait uniquement en interne.
Nous vous rappelons qu’il vous est possible de vous désabonner en nous envoyant un simple courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org
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Local Elites and Dynastic Succession: Tabriz prior to, under and following Mongol Rule (Sixth/Twelfth to Ninth/Fifteenth Centuries) in: Eurasian Studies Volume 16 Issue 1-2 Year 2018
This article analyses the history of Tabriz from the late sixth/twelfth to the end of the ninth/fifteenth century. It develops the thesis that the local elites played an active and important role in determining a specific sequence of dynasties passing through the Mongols to the Safavids.
ADHRB, BCHR, GCHR and 22 NGOs Call on the Formula One Group to Implement a Freedom Complaints Mechanism to Protect Human Rights in Bahrain – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
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This paper, Blurring the Line between Countering Terrorism and Countering Dissent: The Case of Saudi Arabia, is written by Dr Norman Cigar, a Research Fellow at the Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA, from which he retired recently as Director of Regional Studies and the Minerva Research Chair.
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The Diversification of the Muslim Community in St. Petersburg in the 2010s in: Journal of Religion in Europe Volume 11 Issue 2-3 Year 2018
Through the intensification of migration, the number of Muslims has multiplied in ethnically Russian areas, including St. Petersburg. Within the heterogeneous Muslim community of the city, countless new communities and initiatives have emerged, but they increasingly face suspicions and restrictions from the authorities.
ʿĀmir b. ʿĀmir al-Baṣrī: Ismāʿīlī or Unorthodox Twelver Šīʿī-Ṣūfī? in: Arabica Volume 66 Issue 1-2 Year 2019
ʿĀmir b. ʿĀmir al-Baṣrī, according to evidence in his tāʾiyya, composed this long didactic mystical poem either in 700/1300-1301 or 731/1330-1331, while he was exiled to Sīwās in Anatolia. The object of this paper is fourfold. First, to give a brief sketch of his life gleaned from the extant Sunnī sources and determine the date of al-tāʾiyya’s composition or completion.
1.For progress on the Islamic Painted Page (IPP) database, see www.islamicpaintedpage.com.
IPP is a freely available database of Islamicate Arts of the Book which exists to help users locate paintings, illuminations and bindings, and to signpost them onward with links to authoritative online and print publications.
The database now exceeds 38,000 references, spanning 27,000 works in over 270 collections, all searchable by picture description as well as by place, date, accession number and other metadata. There is now better coverage of works all the way up to about 1900 CE; and the site is now able to present images for over 30% of all its entries.
IPP recently began a relationship with the University of Hamburg’s Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures that will enrich the database’s features and aims to extend the coverage of works published online as well as in print, especially including collections where Creative Commons, Public Domain or special permissions make it possible to display actual images. By the end of 2018, this already included digitised works from the British Library, Cambridge University Library, New York Public Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum fur Islamische Kunst, New York Public Library, Paris Bibliotheque Nationale, Royal Asiatic Society, Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, and the Baltimore Walters Art Museum (with grateful acknowledgements).
2. The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite applications for self-supported (unfunded) Associateships and for Harvard-funded Fellowships, to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art, architecture, and archaeology at Harvard University.
AKPIA Associateships and Fellowships are intended principally for overseas scholars–preferably, but not exclusively, from Muslim countries–to support research in art and architectural history and archaeology. Our program’s Associateship and Fellowship positions are not intended to sponsor professional design, conservation, or urban development projects, nor are they intended to support research travel.
Recipients are expected to be in residence, except for one or two short research-related trips. Please note—we offer unfunded Associate positions, and a limited number of funded (or partially funded) Fellowships. We will consider applications of scholars who can provide partial funding, or who have no other outside funding. Application proposals may be for up to an entire academic year in duration.
DEADLINE All application materials must be received by April 1, 2019. Results will be announced by late May.
Please direct any inquiries about the AKPIA Associateships and Fellowships at Harvard University to email@example.com.
For the AKPIA Associate/Fellowship Application form and further information, visit the AKPIA website: https://agakhan.fas.harvard.edu/fellowships-associateships
3. POS: Library of Congress, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division
Open & closing dates
03/18/2019 to 04/18/2019
4. The international conference Le lingue islamiche will take place July 2-3, 2019 at Roma Tre University. The event is co-organized by Roma Tre University, The University of Naples “L’Orientale” and the Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik – Freie Universität Berlin.
Abstracts for presentation (max 250 words, bibliography excluded) are welcome, and shall be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the submission is April 19, 2019. Notifications on accepted contributions shall be sent by May 5, 2019. Contributions in either English or French, official languages of the conference together with Italian, are strongly encouraged.
Conference topics are inspired by Bausani’s ideas on ‘Islamic languages’ as presented in his paper “Le lingue islamiche: interazioni e acculturazioni” (in Bausani A., Scarcia Amoretti B., (eds.), Il mondo islamico tra interazione e acculturazione, Roma, Istituto di Studi Islamici, 1981, pp. 3-19). Bausani presents the category of ‘Islamic languages’, defined as the functional system(s) arising in a number of Islamicate societies through simultaneous—often specialized—use of genetically distinct languages by the same speakers and authors.
In Bausani’s own words: “a typological system to which the concept of ‘Islamic languages’ can meaningfully be applied is based on cultural superstrata or ethnolinguistic substrata, where cultural, rather than linguistic, considerations hold. […] the concept of Islamic languages is close (although by no means identical) to what justify talking about ‘Balkanic languages’ notwithstanding the diverse genealogy of languages in the Balkan area. The issue of the importance of a cultivated linguistic superstratum, and therefore of the non-ethnic unity of all Islamic languages […] is doubtless present, at least potentially, in the conscience of Muslim peoples.”
5. XXIème Journée Monde Iranien
22 mars 2019
Auditorium du Pôle Langues et Civilisations
Inalco, 65 rue des Grands Moulins 75013, Paris
Oliver Bast (Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 / Mondes iranien et indien)
Full programme at:
6. Call for Papers: “The Efficacy of Financial Structures for Islamic Taxes and Dues”
The 7th Annual Contemporary Fiqhī Issues Workshop
4th – 5th July 2019, at Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham, UK
Islam has institutionalised, endorsed, and at times even enforced different forms of paying dues with the objective of providing for different categories of social or individual needs and requirements. Both mandatory and recommended categories of taxes and dues that Islam promotes are classified under the generic title of ṣadaqāt, which include zakāt, khums, fidya, kaffāra, fiṭra, waqf etc.
In the contemporary age, Muslims reside in an array of governing models (from Islamic government models to secular states) and this raises important questions relating to the efficacy and the potential for the evolution of financial institutions for Islamic taxes and dues. These questions are pertinent for Muslims living in the West, wherein they are already subject to mandatory dues or state taxation structures, which are levied irrespective of a person’s religious identity.
The 7th annual Fiqhī workshop at the Al-Mahdi Institute seeks to facilitate scholarship by directly addressing questions that analyse the origins, current structures and further development of financial institutions for Islamic dues. The workshop encourages, and invites, paper proposals that survey at least one of the following areas:
The workshop is pleased to host presenters from both traditional seminary and academic backgrounds, presenting from a range of disciplines. As has become an effective format in our previous annual workshops, the Fiqhī debates will be positioned alongside contributions from broader theological, historical and anthropological approaches – thereby enriching a multidisciplinary understanding of contemporary outlooks dealing with theefficacy of financial structures for Islamic taxes and dues. Details of previous workshops held at AMI can be viewed here.. https://www.almahdi.edu/contemporary-fiqhi-issues-workshops/
Proposals for a single presenter should include the following:
The deadline for submission of proposals is 15th May 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by 22nd May 2019.
Accepted applicants from within the E.U. will be supported for their travel and hospitality during the workshop, with a further limited number of travel bursaries available for those applying from outside the E.U.
Proposals and queries should be sent by e-mail to: Muhammed Reza Tajri at email@example.com
7. The Council For British Research in the Levant (CBRL) is pleased to announce our undergraduate dissertation* prizes for dissertations on topics relating to the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, Israel, Palestine and Jordan), ancient or modern, for the academic year 2019:
(*major final-year research papers are acceptable from departments where there is no dissertation.)
Please find more information on the prizes, including how to nominate dissertations from your department at this site: http://cbrl.ac.uk/news/item/name/2019-undergraduate-dissertations-prizes-in-levantine-studies
We would be very grateful if you would bring this to the attention of undergraduate degree exam boards this summer and to staff who are examining undergraduate dissertations on topics relating to the Levant.
With thanks and very best wishes,
The team at CBRL
8. 2019 Symposium: Death and Dying in Medieval Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Friday & Saturday
Great Room, International House (1623 Melrose Ave.)
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Click here to view a PDF version of the full 2019 Symposium program:
9. Call for Papers
Arabic Pasts: Histories and Historiographies
18-19 October 2019
This annual exploratory and informal workshop offers the opportunity to reflect on methodologies, research agendas, and case studies for investigating history writing in Arabic in the Middle East and North Africa in any period from the seventh century to the present
We are interested in papers that consider the practical and conceptual challenges of working on history writing in the region. Papers might elucidate the following sorts of questions:
Contributions are invited from scholars at all career levels, addressing any period and any part of the Middle East and North Africa, broadly defined.
Arabic Pasts is co-organised by Sarah Bowen Savant (AKU-ISMC), Hugh Kennedy (SOAS) and James McDougall (Oxford).
Please send by 3 April an abstract of 300 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a small budget to provide some travel assistance for scholars outside of London.
Time and Venue
18-19 October 2019
Atrium Conference Room,
Aga Khan Centre,
10 Handyside Street,
London N1C 4DN
This event is free but booking is essential. Book your place soon.
10. I am very pleased to announce the online release of our digital edition of the ʿAyn al-Naẓar, a short Arabic treatise by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ashraf al-Ḥusaynī al-Samarqandī (d. 722/1322) on three logical relationships essential to dialectical disputation. Collated from two manuscript witnesses held by the British Library, the edition is accompanied by an Introduction, Glossary, and Guide; and its features, accessed by hovering over the Arabic text or clicking on buttons, include line-by-line English translations, with glossary-linked Arabic terms; full critical apparatus for variants, scribal additions, substitutions, corrections, etc.; short glosses from the manuscript margins; and magnifiable folio images of one of the original manuscripts.
As co-creator Dr. Frederik Elwert explains: “A digital edition is not only an edition that is available online, it represents also a different approach to the very act of scholarly editing. As such, the edition consists of two parts: An XML file following the guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative which captures scholarly statements about the text, and a rule set that converts these abstract statements into a navigable web page.”
The online edition is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, and is hosted by the Digital Humanities at the Center for Religious Studies (DH@CERES), Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Links to the project description and the digital edition itself are below. Feedback is welcomed, and we ask that you kindly disseminate this announcement to any who might find it of interest.
11. The Alwaleed Centre at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce the launch of a free 5-week online course entitled “The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction”.
The course begins on 6th May, but prospective students can now sign-up via the course homepage: www.futurelearn.com/courses/an-introduction-to-the-sharia-and-islamic-law
Delivered via the FutureLearn platform, this groundbreaking course will explore some of the diverse roles that the Sharia and Islamic law have played in Muslim life, both historically and today, encouraging students to think critically about the nature of religious law and its many manifestations.
12. Call for Paper Proposals: The 3rd Great Lakes Adiban Workshop at IU Bloomington
The Great Lakes Adiban Society (GLAS) invites submissions for its third annual workshop, scheduled to take place at Indiana University Bloomington, on September 28–29, 2019. We welcome papers that are works in progress and would benefit from extensive discussion and feedback, and especially encourage graduate students to participate.
The Society aims to provide a regional forum for scholars of Islamicate adab, particularly of the medieval and early modern periods, to meet and share their work. We leave our parameters of language and genre intentionally open in order to invite as wide a collaboration as can be useful, but as a group we are generally interested in the literary production of the broad complex of premodern Muslim societies across the Eastern Hemisphere. This naturally includes the major Islamicate languages of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu, as well as many others (Armenian, Georgian, Hebrew, Spanish, etc.) that participate in similar literary conventions.
Those who wish to participate can apply by filling out our online application at tinyurl.com/GLAS2019 by June 21, 2019. Please note that each accepted participant will be given 45 minutes to present and discuss their work; because of this, we have limited space and may have to turn down some submissions if we get too many. In such an event, preference will generally be given to scholars in the Great Lakes region, per the mission of this organization. While all participants are asked to cover the costs of travel and lodging, we will provide breakfasts, lunches, and at least one dinner over the course of the workshop. In addition, we hope to be able to offer small grants ($250) to offset graduate student travel expenses.
If you have any questions, please feel free to write Cameron Cross at kchalipa [at] umich.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!
US State Department 2018 Report on Human Rights is ‘All Words and No Action’ when it Comes to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
On 13 March 2019, the United States (US) Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is deeply concerned that, while the report continues to detail a range of US human rights concerns in Bahrain and …