Summer Institute on Critical Security Studies in the Arab World – Call for Letters of Interest


Summer Institute on Critical Security Studies in the Arab World
July 17-21, 2017
Beirut, Lebanon

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences, which is a member of the ISSC, is soliciting letters of interest from doctoral students, junior scholars, and other researchers for the first Summer Institute on Critical Security Studies in the Arab World, which will be held on July 17-21, 2017 in Beirut, Lebanon.

The theme of the summer institute is “Security Beyond the State”. This theme reflects a concern with thinking beyond and outside the state as the purveyor of security, while at the same time considering the multiple and complicated ways in which security and insecurity are produced in the Arab World. In the region today, security and insecurity are increasingly defined by both plurality, reflecting the multiple sources of security and insecurity, such as states, armed groups, militias, local committees, foreign armies, and occupying forces; and precarity, reflecting the inherently unstable nature of individual and collective senses of (in)security. This summer institute will introduce participants to the ways in which we can research such plural and precarious patterns of security and insecurity in the Arab World

For more information and for details on how to apply, please visit this link: http://www.theacss.org/pages/Summer-institute-css

The deadline for applications is January 30th 2017.