Date: April 19, 2024

Program: TBD

Location: Harvard University


Organizing Committee

Melani Cammett (Harvard University), chair

Asim Khwaja (Harvard University)

Timur Kuran (Duke University)

Tarek Masoud (Harvard University)

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8:30-10:45 State and Civil Society

Chair: Tarek Masoud (Harvard University)

Tiffany Simon (Princeton University)
“Circuses [and Bread]: Political Satisfaction and the Provision of Public Goods Related to Happiness and Well-Being in the Gulf”

Elizabeth K. Parker-Magyar (MIT)
“Workplace Networks and Civil Society in Autocracies: Evidence from Jordan”

Daniel A. N. Goldstein (University of Oslo) and Yusuf Magiya (NYU Abu Dhabi)
“Bargaining over State Building in the Shadow of War”


10:45-11:15 BREAK

11:15-12:45 Norms and Traditions

Chair:  Thomas Pepinsky (Cornell University)

Mohammad Isaqzadeh (Harvard University)
“Religious Traditions and Coping with War and Displacement: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Afghan Refugees”

Ashrakat Elshehawy (Stanford University)
“Missionaries on the Nile: Exposure to Protestant Missionaries and Women’s Developmental Outcomes and Social Norms in Egypt”

12:45-1:45 LUNCH