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February 17, 2010

Demystifying the Caliphate: Advocates, Opponents and Implications for Europe

Workshop a King's College, London, 12-13 November 2010

Invitation to present a paper at our forthcoming workshop Demystifying the Caliphate: Advocates, Opponents and Implications for Europe, to be held at King's College London on 12-13 November 2010.

The workshop aims to investigate the controversial revival of the concept of the Caliphate in the Muslim world and Europe. While many academic publications have dealt with the historical rise and fall of the Islamic Caliphate up to the twentieth century, no substantial scholarly work on its current revival has appeared. With the exception of a few case studies, the topic has not been addressed in historical and social scientific perspectives. This conference promises to fill a gap in our understanding of the contemporary debates, mobilization and advocacies that take place among Muslims in different contexts and asks whether there are certain new conditions that prompt contemporary Muslims to mobilise along demands for the revival of this mode of political governance.

The workshop is an interdisciplinary project that brings historians and social scientists to discuss debates on the Caliphate in different regional and geographical areas. It also aims to bridge the gap between scholars in the Muslim world and those working on the Muslim Diaspora.

The workshop will have four panels:
* Historical Debates on the Caliphate
* Controversies in the Middle East and North Africa
* The Caliphate in Asia
* Contemporary Revival among European Diaspora Muslims.

If you would like to contribute, please email Dr. Marat Shterin at marat.shterin@kcl.ac.uk by the 22nd of February 2010.

The workshop proceedings will be published by Hurst and Co in an edited volume. If you decide to contribute, we will ask you to send us a 7000-8000 word paper by 15 September 2010. Papers will be circulated among conference participants prior to the meeting. Participants will have 25 min for an oral presentation, followed by a 30 min discussion.

The workshop is sponsored by the European Science Foundation. We will be able to cover travel, accommodation and hospitality in London for those who will present papers. We also have a limited number of non-sponsored places for general participants.

In particular, we're looking for two scholars from European countries to present at the panel on Europe.

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European Journal of Economic and Political Studies (EJEPS) is a refereed academic journal, publishing research articles in the field of economics, business administration, international relations, political science, public administration and related fields. The aim of *EJEPS* is to provide an intellectual platform for social-scientific studies, a platform in which research in alternative paradigms for economic and social inquiry could be presented and debated. The journal seeks to promote interdisciplinary studies over the issues of theoretical, practical, and historical importance in dealing with the rich array of problems in economic, political and social processes.

The 3(1) issue of EJEPS will be devoted to transnational Islam. This special issue that will be guest edited by Ihsan Yilmaz is open to contributions from all areas of social sciences and humanities. Papers in major fields such as anthropology, theology, sociology, political science, international relations, law and interdisciplinary studies are most welcome.

The topics suitable for the issue include but not limited to:
• How transnationalism impinges on debates about Muslims in Europe
• Transnational Islam, globalization, regional security, international migration
• Transnationalism vis-a-vis Muslim identity issues
• Transnational Islamic movements and politics, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Muslim Brotherhood, Tablighi Jamaat etc
• Intersecting transnationalism
• Skilful transnational navigators
• Transnational Islam & Jihadism
• Muslim scholars, fiqh and transnational Islam
• Pluri-national agendas
• Muslims in the west and western foreign policies
• Imagined unity of ummah: Predicaments and prospects
• Competing transnational Islams
• Hybridization of Islams

The deadline for submission of completed papers is *15 March 2010*.

The maximum length of the article, including footnotes and endnotes, is *9000* words.

You can submit your electronic manuscripts, for this issue only, to:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ihsan Yilmaz: iyilmaz@fatih.edu.tr

*NOTE: See below for writing guide.*


Any paper submitted to the European Journal of Economic and Political Studies (EJEPS) should* NOT *be under consideration for publication at another journal.

*1.* Papers must be in English.

*2.* Submit manuscripts electronically to *editors@ejeps.com*

*3.* Papers that are submitted to the EJEPS for publication should not be under review at other journals.

*4.* The first page of the manuscript should contain:
(i) the title
(ii) the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s)
(iii) the address, telephone and fax numbers (as well as the e-mail address) of the corresponding author.
(iv) an abstract of 50-200 words.
(v) JEL categories

*5.* Manuscripts should be 1.5 spaced, Please use Times New Roman font in 12 pt. type and maintain a 1-inch (2.5-cm) side, top, and bottom margin. Equations and symbols should be typed as well.

*6.* Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively.

*7.* References should be listed at the end of the main text in alphabetical order. They should be cross-referenced in the text by using the author's name and publication date in the style of Sen (1970).

*8.* The maximum lenthg of the manuscript, including footnotes and endnotes, is 9000 words

*References should be typed in the following style:*
Sen, A. (1970) Collective Choice and Social Welfare. San Francisco: Holden-Day.
Ng, Y.K. (1971) "The Possibility of a Paretian Liberal: Impossibility Theorems and Cardinal Utility." Journal of Political Economy 79: 1397-1402.
*Chapters in Books:*
Watkins, J.W.N. (1968) "Methodological Individualism and Social Tendencies," In M. Brodbeck (Ed.), Readings in the Philosophy of the
Social Sciences pp. 269-280 London: Macmillan.
*Web sites: *
Biography Center. http://www.gayegroup.com/BiographyRC/. (accessed October 25, 2007).
*Working Papers *
Isabel, M. (2004) “An Efficient Descending-Bid Simultaneous Auctions for Multiple Objects.” NBER Working Paper 97–06
*Conference Papers *
Bacık, G. (2006) “The Evolution of Political Stabilization of Middle East .” Fatih University International Relations Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Marhaba: Volunteers in the Middle East

Marhaba: Volunteers in the Middle East is announcing its summer 2010 service-learning programs in Cairo, Egypt. We offer summer experiences for college students that combine Arabic language study with meaningful service to communities Egypt. This year volunteers will either teach English classes at an Egyptian youth-led NGO which addresses urban poverty or teach extracurricular classes to refugee children in summer school. Students should expect to spend 15 to 20 hours per week volunteering. Additionally, we arrange Arabic courses, cultural events, and group trips throughout the summer.

Program Dates: June 22 – July 28, 2010
Application Deadline: March 15

For application materials and additional information, please visit
or email us at info@gomarhaba.org

Volunteers in Program I teach extracurricular classes for refugee children.
Volunteers in Program II teach English at a youth-led Egyptian community
organization which addresses urban poverty.

Marhaba is pleased to offer two scholarships of up to $1,000 to support volunteers in either program who would not otherwise be able to volunteer abroad.

This program applies to students interested in Arabic language, Middle East Studies, Political Science/IR, International Development, Sociology, History, human rights, international education, or refugee studies.

Contact: Catherine Baylin
Executive Director
Marhaba: Volunteers in the Middle East
502 Washington Avenue, Suite 810
Towson, Maryland USA 21204

Flyer: https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=956b775129&view=att&th=126dce1e8142f548&attid=0.1&disp=attd&zw

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February 03, 2010

Aga Khan University –Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC)

From 2006, The Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) has been offering an MA in Muslim Cultures.


Our Masters is an intensive, interdisciplinary two-year programme which aims to bring together various intellectual and cultural perspectives in a dynamic learning environment. The distinctiveness of our approach lies in our emphasis on the use of concepts from the Social Sciences and Humanities to investigate and understand the diversity and complexity of Muslim cultures. Implied in this approach is the goal of studying Muslim cultures as an integral part of world history. Our courses cover areas such as art, architecture, languages, literature, development studies, law, ethics, and the history of ideas.

We aim to enrol students of the highest calibre and offer support through our financial assistance programme. AKU-ISMC is a non-denominational institution and welcomes students from diverse backgrounds.


Contact Information:
Sohail Merchant
Assistant Registrar
Aga Khan University –Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations(AKU-ISMC)
210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7380 3800| Fax: +44 (0)20 7380 3830 | Web: www.aku.edu\ismc

MA Brochure:

AKU Brochure:


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University of Wisconsin Madison

Working title:

Official title:

Degree and area of specialization:
Native or near native fluency in Turkish, combined with a bachelors degree or equivalent. Masters degree preferred.
Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 23, 2010

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
At least one year of college/university experience preferred in teaching of Turkish language or culture at any level.

Principal duties:
In coordination with designated Arabic and Persian Immersion Program (APIP) staff members,perform the following duties:
Facilitate Turkish immersion environment inside and outside the classroom. Support classroom instruction in conjunction with the Turkish Language Instructors and Turkish Language Director by providing cultural and linguistic resources. Be on-site with Turkish language students weekday afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Prepare, assist with, and implement mini-courses and other extracurricular events. Direct and coordinate athletic activities for students. Facilitate communication between APIP administrative staff and students by, for example, translating weekly activity updates. Work with Program Coordinator to establish and monitor tutoring sessions for students. Work with Turkish Language Director to establish and monitor interactions between students and native speaking population on campus. Commit to only using the target language in interaction with students and staff for the duration of the program. Continue student interaction in target language through regular attendance at non-classroom activities such as meals, film showings, field trips, and picnics, including evenings and weekends.
Reside at study site in Madison, Wisconsin, for the duration of the program. Instructional Specialist will have one mandatory weekend off on a rotating basis.

Appointment type: Academic Staff
Department(s): INTL S/GLOBAL ST RES PR
Full time salary rate: Minimum $23,337 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This position will end on AUGUST 08, 2010.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: JUNE 09, 2010
Number of positions: 1
Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 23, 2010

Send application materials referring to PVL #63584 to: APIP Review Committee, Global Studies, 301
Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. (email:apip@global.wisc.edu). Required
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will be accepted until position is filled.
Include a detailed letter of application, resume, current curriculum vitae, and at least three
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter
referring to Position Vacancy Listing #63584 to
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Madison WI 53706
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