Art for Peace

 

The Middle East Scholar Barometer is a project of the University of Maryland's Critical Issues Poll and George Washington University's Project on Middle East Political Science, led by Professor Shibley Telhami and Professor Marc Lynch. It aims to probe the assessments of scholars of the Middle East, particularly members of the American Political Science Association specializing on the Middle East and North Africa and members of Middle East Studies Association, on critical issues of the day. The project was initiated in early 2021 with the first poll conducted in February pf that year. It fields two polls a year on timely issues that engage the public discourse.

 

   
Lisa Anderson
  Special Lecturer and James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations Emerita at Columbia University
   Amaney A. Jamal
Amaney Jamal  
   Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politic
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Calvert Jones   
   Associate Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland
   
Wendy Pearlman   
   Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University 
    
Jillian Schwedler   
   Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York
   Mark Tessler
Mark Tessler   
   Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan

Middle East Scholar Barometer #1 (February 8-15, 2021)


Survey Methodology: This survey was carried out February 8-15, 2021 online using the University of Maryland's Qualtrics platform. The poll was distributed to 1,293 recipients and 521 consented to the terms of the survey and provided responses. Recipients included those who are members of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), the Middle East and North Africa section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and other relevant contacts of the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) at George Washington University. The poll was conducted using an anonymous link sent out via email, which did not collect any identifiable information about the respondents. The poll was designed using the University of Maryland's Qualtrics platform, which generated the anonymous link that was sent out, and the data from the responses were also collected on this platform.
Questionnaire with Results
PowerPoint Slides

 


Articles:

"Here's how experts on the Middle East see the region's key issues, our new survey finds," Washington Post Monkey Cage, February 16, 2021. (Cross-posted here: "Biden says he will listen to experts. Here is what scholars of the Middle East think.," Brookings Institution Order from Chaos, February 19, 2021). 

"Two-Thirds of Middle East Experts Want Biden to Return to Iran Deal Without Conditions: Poll," by Nicole Fallert, Newsweek, February 16, 2021. 

"UMD Co-sponsors Venture Surveying Middle East Scholars," by Maryland Today Staff, Maryland Today, February 16, 2021. 

Middle East Scholar Barometer #2 (August 26-September 9, 2021)


Survey Methodology: This survey was carried out August 26-September 09, 2021, online using the University of Maryland's Qualtrics platform. The poll was distributed to 1290 recipients resulting in 557 responses. Recipients included those who are members of the Middle East and North Africa section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), and other relevant contacts of the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) at George Washington University. The poll was conducted using an anonymous link sent out via email, which did not collect any identifiable information about the respondents. The poll was designed using the University of Maryland's Qualtrics platform, which generated the anonymous link that was sent out, and the data from the responses were also collected on this platform.
Questionnaire with Results

 


Articles: 

"Academic experts believe that Middle East politics are actually getting worse," Washington Post Monkey Cage, September 17, 2021 (Cross-posted here: "Academic experts believe that Middle East politics are actually getting worse," Brookings Institution Order from Chaos, September 20, 2021). 

 

 

 

 Contact information for the project:
 Kirsten Langlois, Project Manager
sadatoffice@umd.edu (301) 405-6734

Banner Artwork Credit: Art for Peace Competition (2002), "Overlap" by Ruth Bowler, first place for Dimensional art 
"When I think of peace, I am unconsciously drawn to a distinct space.  I call this space overlap.  It is the moment after we realize each other's differences and the moment before we decide what to do with them.  In this fluid, negotiable space, the possibility of peace exists."
https://sadat.umd.edu/events/sadat-art-peace-competition

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