Date: April 8-9, 2022

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Location: Princeton University


2022 Annual Conference Organizing Committee

Faisal Z. Ahmed (Princeton University)

Amaney Jamal (Princeton University), chair

Timur Kuran (Duke University)

Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University)



Day 1:  April 8, 2022


8:30-10:45 Political Behavior

Chair: Faisal Z. Ahmed (Princeton University)

Tiffany M. Simon (Princeton University)
Policies of Happiness and Citizen Response in the Gulf

Ameni Mehrez (Central European University)
When Right is Left: Values and Voting Behavior in Tunisia

Daniel Tavana (Yale University)
Endogenous Opposition

10:45-11:00 BREAK

11:00-12:30 The Political Economy of Media

Chair: Dana Burde (New York University)

Safa Al-Saeedi (Northwestern University and Harvard University)
What Determines Who Controls the Media in Saudi Arabia?

Fatih Serkant Adıgüzel (Duke University and Harvard University)
Favor Exchanges and Pro-Government Media Bias


12:30-2:00 LUNCH


2:00-3:30 Functions of Religion

Chair: Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University)

Jeanet Sinding Bentzen (University of Copenhagen) and Güneş Gökmen (Lund University)
“The Power of Religion”

Fatih Serkant Adıgüzel (Duke University and Harvard University) and Timur Kuran (Duke University)
The Islamic Waqf: Instrument of Unequal Security, Temporal and Posthumous

3:30-4:00 BREAK


4:00-5:30 Global Economics Patterns

Chair: Timur Kuran (Duke University)

Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University) and Christopher Paik (NYU Abu Dhabi)
Old World Trade Diasporas

Amaney Jamal (Princeton University)
“The Global Segregation of the Poor”

Day 2: April 9, 2022

8:30-9:00 BREAKFAST

9:00-10:30 Identities

Chair: Güneş Gökmen (Lund University)

Thomas Pepinsky (Cornell University) and Risa Toha (Yale-NUS College)
The Political Construction of Indigeneity: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia.

Aslı Cansunar (University of Washington) and Tuğba Bozçağa (Kings College, London)
The Education Dilemma: Favoring the In-Group or Assimilating the Out-Group?

10:30-11:00 BREAK

11:00-12:30 Transitions

Chair: Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College)

Killian Clarke (Georgetown University), Chantal Berman (Georgetown University), and Rima Majed (American University of Beirut)
Revolutions in Flawed Democracies: The Lebanese Thawra and Iraq’s Tishreen Uprising in Comparative Perspective

Saad Gulzar (Stanford University), Tanushree Goyal (Harvard University), Feyaad Allie (Stanford University)
The Cultural Impacts of Salient Political Events

12:30-2:00 BOXED LUNCH

2:00-3:30 Gender Gaps

Chair: Thomas Pepinsky (Cornell University)

Steve Monroe (Yale NUS College) and Jasmine Bhatia (SOAS University of London)
Insecurity and Support for Female Leadership in Conflict-Prone States: Evidence from Afghanistan

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Virginia Technical University) and Sara Taghvatalab (Christopher Newport University)
Electrification and the Closing of the Gender Gap in Education in Rural Iran

3:30-4:00 BREAK

4:00-5:30 Households and Perceptions

Chair: Saad Gulzar (Stanford University)

Tahir Andrabi (Pomona College)
“Family Formation, Migration and Work: Results from the LEAPS Long Term Household Survey (2003-2018)”

Amaney Jamal (Princeton University),  David Romney (Brigham Young University), and Dustin Tingley (Harvard University)
What Affects Attitudes towards US-centered Conspiracy Theories in the Arab Middle East?