12:00pm, Wednesday, April 22. CMES Colloquium: Toby C. Jones, CAssociate Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University, “America's Oil Wars: Energy and Violence in the Middle East” Room A001, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street.

12:30pm, Friday, April 24. Iran Colloquium: Mirjam Künkler, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University, “Female Religious Authority in 20th Century Iran” Room 202, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue.

7:00pm, Monday, April 27. Iran Colloquium: Soraya Tremayne, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford and Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi, Avicenna Research Institute, Tehran, Iran “Creating Iranian Life in a Petri Dish: The Legal, Ethical, Medical, and Moral Implications of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)” Room 202, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue.

Governance and Local Development

Service Provision in a Changing Arab World
2nd Annual Conference of the GLD
April 9 & 10, 2015 • SML, 120 High Street

GLD ConferenceIn the past four years, Arab states have experienced a myriad of changes. From revolutions to civil conflicts, the region has been in a state of significant transition and transformation. The dominant narrative in both media and scholarship has focused on national-level changes and policies, largely overlooking changes taking place on the local level. As a result, movement on the ground regarding the organization of politics and policies has been predominantly relegated to a place of insignificance, garnering little attention or merit.