Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Assistant Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav recently spoke at an event, "Yemen's Stalemate," held for Washington, D.C. policymakers and sponsored by the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) based at the Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University and supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation.
POMEPS has posted video of the lecture, as well as published a collection of recent essays on Yemen's political crisis that includes two of Philbrick Yadav's Foreign Policy pieces.
Philbrick Yadav received a bachelor's degree in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies from Smith College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of several recent journal articles on political opposition in Yemen and Lebanon, and is completing a book on the subject of Islamist parliamentary opposition in the two countries. In 2008, Philbrick Yadav was a visiting researcher at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Before coming to HWS, she taught at Mount Holyoke College and the University of Pennsylvania, and lived and worked in Egypt, Lebanon and Yemen from 2003-2006, returning on a number of occasions since then to continue her research.
According to their website, POMEPS "is a collaborative network designed to enhance the broader Middle East's political science field and its engagement with the broader academic discipline, public policy, and the public sphere. POMEPS seeks to shape innovative new approaches to the political science of the region, support the field's publication in leading academic journals, and ultimately build the number of tenured political scientists specializing on the Middle East."
In the photo above, Stacey Philbrick Yadav speaks with Laurent Bonnefoy from the Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, France; Centre français d’archéologie et de sciences sociales de Sanaa, Yemen.