Middle East Dialogue 2017

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Call for Papers
March 10, 2017
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Human Rights, Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Public Policy

The Middle East Dialogue (MED) has established an international reputation as a focal point for new research, and a forum for the exchange of opinions and different views.The Middle East Dialogue is for policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, to discuss current issues. Its purpose is to promote multidisciplinary conversation about topics that include, but are not limited to:  

  • Education initiatives
  • Social reforms, economic reforms, political reforms
  • Syrian civil war
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • Interfaith dialogue
  • Peace initiatives
  • Israel-Palestine conflict
  • Women's gains and challenges
  • ISIS
  • Trump's "Muslim ban"
  • Other potential areas of conflict
Other topics are welcome. Our goal is to promote multidisciplinary conversation and networking across the social and political spectrum. You may visit our journals through the links below for more information on the topics covered.
The Call for Proposals is now open for the 2017 Middle East Dialogue: A New Collective Vision. To submit a paper for consideration, please send a 1-2 page abstract to PSO Executive Director, Daniel Gutierrez, at  dgutierrezs@ipsonet.org, or call 202-349-9282. The consideration deadline has been extended: due to recent events we are looking for talk proposals that address pressing policy concerns under the Trump administration.
A panel of reviewers from the Digest of the Middle East Studies International Editorial Board, will recommend select papers for publications in the peer-reviewed journal DOMES, published by Wiley-Blackwell. 
The Forum is co-chaired by Prof. Mohammed M. Aman of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Editor-in-Chief of Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES),and Prof. Paul Rich, President of the Policy Studies Organization. It is sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization, The University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeAmerican Public UniversityDOMES, the Next Century Foundation, and the Capital Communications Group. Other sponsors are invited and will be added.
Registration Information: 
The conference will take place at the historic Whittemore House (1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC). The conference registration fee* is $200 for presenters and $250 for attendees. Checks can be mailed to the PSO at:
Policy Studies Organization
1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. (202) 349-9281; Fax (202) 483-2657
Arrangements can be made to waive the registration fee on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact Development and Programs Associate, Emily Dufton at edufton@ipsonet.org. Continuous refreshments, breakfast, and lunch, will be available for all those in attendance. There is no fee for students and guests of the PSO and its sponsors.
Contact Info: 

Emily Dufton
Programs & Development Associate
Policy Studies Organization
1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington DC, 20036
Tel. (202) 349 9282  Fax (202) 483 2657
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