12:00pm, Wednesday, March 25. CMES Colloquium: Ranin Kazemi, Visiting Assistant Professor, Yale University and Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, “Of Calorie and Conflict: Food Scarcity and Famine in Nineteenth-Century Iran” Room A001, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street.


6:30pm, Thursday, March 26. CMES Cinema and PIER present: On the Side of the Road, a documentary film by journalist, Lia Tarachansky. Join us at 5:30pm in the Common Room for a Reception with our special guest, Lia Tarachansky. Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue.

Come also to the Friday, March 27 Nosh & Know with Lia Tarachansky at the New Haven Free Public Library, 12 noon.

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.