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Workshop on Arab Political Development

Committed to inclusive analysis of the political obstacles and opportunities facing the contemporary Arab world, the Workshop on Arab Political Development seeks to be a premiere intellectual hub with an impact on scholarly debates and policy. 

The workshop brings together academics, policy experts, and students of Arab politics to critically and openly engage one another on a variety of topics. While questions of democratization are of special salience, the workshop will stage conversations on topics as diverse as voice and accountability, economic opportunities, representation, empowerment, gender equality, human rights, social progress, oil and war.

Through conferences, speaker series and faculty/student research, APD brings together academics, policy experts and students of Arab politics to critically and openly engage on a variety of topics and to promote research in those areas. Most events are open to faculty, students and the general public. The graduate student colloquia are designed to allow for analytical conversations on the politics of the contemporary Arab world with a special focus on providing an interdisciplinary outlet to present research projects.The colloquia are by invitation only.

Committed to capturing ongoing debates in the Arab region, the workshop also sponsors several regional expert talks each semester. Working with the broader university community, APD also sponsors and co-sponsors events on campus linked to the politics of the contemporary Arab world.  APD is supported by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice.