AIYS and Yemen at MESA 2006 (Boston, MA, November 18-21, 2006)

AIYS Meetings

General Meeting:

  • Saturday Nov. 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (3rd floor, Brandeis Room)

Board Meeting:

  • Saturday Nov. 18, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (3rd floor, Regis Room)

Provisional list of panels and presentations on Yemen

1. Panels sponsored by AIYS

Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 8:30 a.m.

Politics and Society and the Yemeni State
Organized by Robert D. Burrowes (University of Washington); chair: Michaelle Browers (Wake Forest University).

  • Unmet Need for Major Economic Reforms, Political Causes, and Economic and Political Effects: the Republic of Yemen, 1995-2006, Robert D. Burrowes (University of Washington)
  • Fear of State Failure and Prospects of Regime Change in the Republic of Yemen (2006- ), Abdul-Ghani Al-Iryani (AZD Consultants)
  • Yemen's Failing Efforts to Meet the Political and Economic Challenges of the New Millennium, 1995-2006, Floor Beuning (University of Amsterdam)
  • Welfare and Modernity: Three Concepts for an "Advanced Woman" in Aden, Susanne Dahlgren (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)
  • Evaluation of Yemen State Efficacy within the Period of 1995-2005: Quantitative Analysis, Mohammed Al-Maitami (Sana'a University)
  • Democratization and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in Yemen, 1994-2006, Sarah Phillips (Australian National University)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 11 a.m.

From Theory to Deed: Islamists in Yemen
Organized by Gregory D. Johnsen (New York University); chair: Thomas B. Stevenson (Ohio University - Zanesville); discussant: Jillian Schwedler (University of Maryland, College Park)

  • Contests of Innovation: The Culture of Politics in Yemeni Reformist Movements, W. Flagg Miller (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  • The Salafis in Yemen and their Relationships with Saudi Arabia, Bernard Haykel (New York University)
  • Salafis and Science: The Life and Thought of Sheikh Abd al-Majid al-Zindani, Gregory D. Johnsen (New York University)
  • High-Value Target: Countering Al Qa'ida in Yemen, Edmund J. Hull (Princeton University)

Monday, November 20, 2006 at 2:30 p.m.

Putting Rasulid Yemen on the Historiographic Map
Organized by Daniel Martin Varisco (Hofstra University); chair: Daniel Martin Varisco; discussant: Li Guo (University of Notre Dame)

  • The "Milh al-Malaha" of al-Malik al-Ashraf 'Umar (d. 696/1296): Situating the Ur-Text of the Rasulid Agricultural Corpus, Daniel Martin Varisco (Hofstra University)
  • High Stakes on the High Seas: Ships and Seamanship of the Rasulids and their Predecessors, Roxani Margariti (Emory University)
  • Fifteenth Century Interlopers in the Red Sea, John Meloy (American University of Beirut)

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