Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Untold Stories of the Middle East

Annual Kick Off Event

Sept. 5, 2018


Conversation on timely topics including:

  • Can the Syrian state be put back together?

  • What are we missing about women’s rights movements in the Middle East?

  • Gender equality and democratization: Is Tunisia a success story?

  • Corruption and patronage in Jordan and the region

  • Authoritarianism, police, and policing: Turkey and beyond


  • Daniel Neep, Sabbatical Fellow, Professor of Arab Politics at Georgetown University

  • Hayal Akarsu, Junior Research Fellow, PhD in Anthropology

  • Hind Ahmed Zaki, Harold Grinspoon Junior Research Fellow, PhD in Political Science

  • Yazan Doughan, Neubauer Junior Research Fellow, PhD in Anthropology


  • Shai Feldman, Crown Family Director of the Crown Center, Professor of Politics

  • Naghmeh Sohrabi, Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History