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What's New in the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program

March 30, 2017

The Islamic Civilization and Societies program had a very active year in terms of programming and accomplishments. I hope you enjoy a look at some of the highlights:

In other news, Peter Krause submitted two book manuscripts currently under review: Power, Violence, and Victory: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win and The Power to Hurt: Coercion in Theory and Practice (co-edited).

ICS sponsored several events and speakers throughout the year, including former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ford Fraker; Professor Emeritus Charles E. Butterworth; Director of the Chief Executives Board of the UN Simona Petrova; and a major conference on the freedom of the press in the Middle East. Upcoming events for this semester include Shadi Hamid on "Islamists and Illiberal Democracy" and Will McCants on ISIS.

If you'd like to consider supporting the program, please visit our page Giving to ICS.

We encourage you to keep in touch with comments, alumni updates, and news at


Ali Banuazizi
Director, The Islamic Civilization and Societies Program

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