Message from the President

Founded in April 2010, AALIMS reached a milestone at its third anniversary. As a sign of becoming an established organization, we have experienced our first “change of the guard.”

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AALIMS – Oxford Graduate Student Workshop

Date: May 15, 2015

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Location: Department of International Development, University of Oxford

All sessions are free and open to the public.

This workshop provides a forum for graduate students writing dissertations on Islam or the Muslim world. It features selected students who will present work in progress to an audience consisting of both faculty and graduate students. The event will also provide opportunities for graduate students in the field to meet one another as well as established scholars. AALIMS will continue to organize graduate student workshops periodically at various locations.

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May 15th, Friday

8:30-10:00 AM: Governance

Chair: Jean-Philippe Platteau (University of Oxford)

Michael Callen (Harvard University), Saad Gulzar (New York University), Arman Rezaee (University of California, San Diego) and Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University)

Living in Ungoverned Space: Pakistan’s Frontier Crimes Regulation

Renard Sexton (New York University)

Aid, Insurgency and the Pivotal Role of Control: Evidence from Afghanistan


10:30-12:45 AM: Inter-Group Conflict

Chair: Amaney Jamal (Princeton University)

Avital Livny (Carlos III-Juan March Institute)

Ethnic Diversity and Inter-Group Trust in Turkey

Margaret Roberts (University of California, San Diego), David Romney (Harvard University) and Paul Zachary (University of California, San Diego)

Covered Up: An Experiment on Censorship, Crowdsourcing, and Religion in Saudi Arabia

Chantal Berman (Princeton University) and Elizabeth R. Nugent (Princeton University)

Regionalism, Revolutionary Perceptions, or Real Preferences? Testing Determinants of Vote Choice in Tunisia’s 2014 Parliamentary Election