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Amaney Jamal


Amaney A. Jamal is the Associate Professor of Politics at Princeton University, where she directs the Workshop on Arab Political Development. She is the author of several books on democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab World including Barriers to Democracy: The Other Side of Social Capital in Palestine and the Arab World (2008). As well, Prof. Jamal has written on Muslim and Arab American patterns of civic engagement and led several major research projects on these issues including, the Arab Barometer Project, the Pew Research Center Project focusing on Islam in America, and the Detroit Arab American Study. Her forthcoming book from Princeton University Press is entitled, Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All.

Amaney Jamal Community Discussion at the Islamic Center of Cleveland

Amaney Jamal, Muslim Americans, history, and the post 911 world

City Club of Cleveland

City Club of Cleveland featuring Professor Amaney Jamal

On February 10, 2012, Professor Amaney Jamal addressed the City Club of Cleveland to discuss the diversity of the Muslim and Arab experience in the U.S. and Northeast Ohio. This podcast is brought to you by the City Club of Cleveland.

News about the Muslim world and the Middle East

Arab League summit to begin in Doha
March 26, 2013

The Arab League is preparing for a two-day summit in Doha where opponents of President Bashar al-Assad will represent Syria for the first time. Arab foreign ministers met in Doha on Sunday to prepare for the meeting, which begins in the Qatari capital on Tuesday.

Four Questions On Immigration Reform: A Passover Reflection
March 26, 2013

Earlier this week, Jewish families throughout the world sat down at their dinner tables to celebrate Passover. As we do each year at this time, we recounted the exodus story that defines our past, shapes our present and inspires our future. It is our foundational story about the pursuit of freedom from oppression.

Welcoming the Newcomer: How Faith Groups Are Rallying the Religious Behind Immigration Reform
March 26, 2013

SOURCE: AP/Alan Diaz Advocacy around immigration reform continues to gain momentum, with bipartisan groups in Congress and President Barack Obama pushing to fix our nation's immigration system and provide a road map to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in our country.

Dexter Filkins: Can Hezbollah Survive the Syrian Crisis?
February 22, 2013

A REPORTER AT LARGE about Hezbollah's reaction to the Syrian crisis. Late last year, a memorial service was held for two young fighters from Hezbollah, who had been killed under murky circumstances. At the time of the service, Hezbollah had spent months denying that its men were crossing the border into Syria to fight for Bashar al-Assad's murderous regime.

The Failure of Obama's Syria Policy
February 22, 2013

The administration needs to chart a new course in dealing with the country's destructive civil war. Don't expect one anytime soon. Typhoid and hepatitis outbreaks are spreading. An estimated 70,000 people are dead, and another 850,000 are refugees. After covering the battle for Damascus for a month, Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic declared the situation a "bloody stalemate" earlier this week.