Middle East Studies

Knowledge Production, Ethics, Solidarity: Stories from the Field

Friday, February 22 –
Saturday, February 23, 2013

This closed  workshop, the first in an annual series, explores the tensions between academic practices an emancipatory politics, and how moral and ethical issues are negotiated during fieldwork.  How can we balance political commitment with critical distance?  What are our obligations to those we study?  Can we imagine an ethical code that transcends disciplinary constraints? How to disentangle power relations between our questions and the questions those we study raise?


All sessions are at the Watson Institute, McKinney Room

Friday, February 22, 2013

1:00 — 1:30 PM                                          Welcome and Introduction

1:30 — 3:30 PM                                          Session 1 (details/speakers TBA)

3:30 — 4:00 PM                                          Break

4:00 — 6:00 PM                                          Session 2 (details/speakers TBA)

6:00 — 7:30 PM                                          Dinner at the Brown Faculty Club

Saturday, February 23, 2013

9:15 — 9:30 AM                                         Continental Breakfast outside McKinney Room

9:30 — 11:30 AM                                       Session 3 (details/speakers TBA)

11:30 AM — 12:30 PM                               Working lunch to discuss next steps

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