Middle East Studies

Workshop | Ecologies of Capital in the Middle East

Friday, April 28, 2017

9:00am – 5:00pm

McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute

Free and open to the public. Register here.

This conference will explore the intersection between political ecology and new approaches to political economy in the context of empire and colonialism in the Middle East. Covering an array of geographies and shifting political contexts from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries, participants will examine the relationship between new approaches to arranging flows of capital or finance and the development and management of environmental resources. In particular, the presentations will consider how these interactions have impacted approaches to governance, contributed to a politics of exclusion or inclusion, and reconfigured networks on multiple scales. Two sessions of paper presentations will be followed by an afternoon roundtable in which we will discuss how we can best move forward in pursuing research on this area in emerging scholarship.

Participants to include:

Charles Anderson, Western Washington University

Nora Barakat, New York University Abu Dhabi

Beshara Doumani, Brown University

Nancy Jacobs, Brown University

Aaron Jakes, The New School

Ahmad Shokr, Swarthmore College

Elizabeth Williams, Brown University

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