In The Name of Iran (in Persian)
A book reading by Parastou Forouhar, Artist and Author
The Cult of Personality in the Arab World
A talk by Joseph Sassoon, Georgetown University/Oxford University.
Women, Democracy and Dictatorship
A talk by Sami Zubaida, Birbeck College, University of London.
Jordan’s King Abdullah and the “Tribal” Problem: The Challenges of Patronage, Protests, and Reform
A talk by Jillian Schwedler, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Historical and contemporary patterns of regime change in Arab republics: revolutions, coups, transitions, interventions, dynastic succession - and back?
A talk by Sheila Carapico, University of Richmond.
Personalism in Decline? Collective Rule and the Prospects for Military Abdication in Egypt
A talk by Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University.
The Revolutionary Process in Egypt: a horizontalist challenge to personalized power?
A talk by John Chalcraft, London School of Economics.
Reformer to Tyrant: The Corruption of Bashar al-Asad and the Syrian System
A talk by David Lesch, Trinity University.
Between Minorities and the Masses: The Paradoxes of Kamal Junblat (1917-1977)
A talk by Jens Hanssen, University of Toronto.
The Arab Dark Age, 1974-2011: Sociological Features of the Road to Revolution
A talk by Mohammed Bamyeh, University of Pittsburgh.
Resentment of the Iranian Intelligentsia (in Persian)
A lecture by Daryoush Ashouri
2012 Levi Della Vida Conference:"Structures of Personalized Power in the Modern Middle East: Presidents, Prime Ministers and Party Bosses" Keynote Address
Keynote lecture by 2012 Levi Della Vida Award recipient Roger Owen, Harvard University