International Relations

Q&A: International Studies Association’s 58th Annual Convention

by Kathryn Beaton March 8, 2017

The University of Michigan Press attends several conferences each year. One of our editorial assistants, Danielle, went to her first one last weekend. Read our Q&A to hear about her experience attending panels, her impressions of Baltimore, and her advice for other first-time conference attendees.     Kathryn: Your first conference! Were you nervous? How did you prepare for it? Danielle: I was very nervous! I tried to prepare for the conference by looking over all the information about attending conferences that I had been given by colleagues. The International Studies Association website also had a packet of information for […]

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Author Dissects Middle East’s Turko-Persian Future in Article

by Trade Marketing February 1, 2011

Mohammed Ayoob, author of The Many Faces of Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Muslim World, continues to enlighten readers of the Middle East's political changes in an article published by Foreign Policy, in which the distinguished University professor argues that the "Middle East seems to be inexorably heading toward a Turko-Persian future." In his book Faces of Political Islam, Ayoob offers a lucid, comprehensive examination of the true relationship between Islam and  global politics. Analysts and pundits from across the American political spectrum describe Islamic fundamentalism as one of the greatest threats to modern, Western-style democracy. Yet very […]

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