CFP Middle East Dialogue 2015 by PSO

The Policy Studies Organization (PSO), in cooperation with the Digest of the Middle East Studies (DOMES), announces its official call for papers for the upcoming Middle East Dialogue 2015: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future. The fifth annual conference will take place February 26, 2015 at the historic Whittemore House in Washington D.C.

The Middle East Dialogue is a gathering of policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, with a common interest on inter-connected issues in the Middle East. The purpose of the conference is to promote a productive and continuous dialogue surrounding current policy concerns, while providing a civil space for discussion across the political and religious spectrum. Proposals are sought from individuals or groups on topics relating to education initiatives, social, economic and political reforms, nuclear proliferation, interfaith dialogue, women’s gains and challenges, peace initiatives, and potential areas of conflict. Other topics are welcomed for submission.

Proposals of one to two pages should be sent as email attachments by or before our early deadline of December 30, 2014, to PSO Executive Director, Daniel Gutierrez. Papers presented at MED15 will have the opportunity to be published in a volume of conference proceedings.

Please visit the conference website for further information regarding proposal submission, registration, and other details about the Middle East Dialogue 2015.

The Policy Studies Organization publishes 19 journals, which includes the Digest of the Middle East Studies, and 3 book series. Our mission is to encourage discussion surrounding policy issues, and promote further research and dissemination of policy scholarship.

CFP Middle East dialogue

The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) are pleased to announce the Middle East Dialogue (MED) and call for papers. The MED2014 will be held at The Whittemore House: Washington DC on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.

The Middle East Dialogue has established an international reputation as a focal point for new research, and a forum for the exchange of opinions and different views about issues of social, political, and economic reforms.  In addition, discussions go on concerning women’s rights and roles in the new Middle East, and ethnic and religious tolerance.

Proposals are sought from individuals or groups on topics relating to the areas mentioned above. Proposals can be configured variously as twenty minute individual presentations, or round table discussions on particular topics. Proposals are encouraged to explore present, past and futuristic approaches to these issues and what if scenarios, as well as conflict resolution, and problem-solving solutions.

Proposals of one to two pages should be sent as email attachments by January 18th, 2014 to Mr. Daniel Gutierrez Sandoval at Policy Studies Organization (PSO) at dgutierrezs AT ipsonet.org. Proposals submitted before December 20, will receive notice of approval or rejection by December 31, 2013.   A panel of reviewers from DOMES International Editorial Board will recommend select papers for publications in the peer-reviewed journal Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), published by Wiley-Blackwell.

The early conference registration fee for speakers is $200; $250 for conference attendees, due by December 20th. Late registration fee will be $300 (registration fee covers breakfast, lunch and concluding reception) payable and mailed to: PSO: 1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 Tel. (202) 349-9281; Fax (202) 483-2657).

Prof. Mohammed Aman, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, DOMES
Co-Chair, MED2014
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Prof. Paul Rich, PhD
President, Policy Studies Organization
Co-Chair, MED2014
Washington, DC