This section will feature events related to the project

June 2023 Transnational Social Protection: Book Talk with Peggy Levitt

We are happy to host Peggy Levitt (Chair and Professor of Sociology and the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College; Associate at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs) for a talk on her new book, Transnational Social Protection – Social Welfare across National Borders (OUP, 2023, co-authored by Peggy Levitt, Erica Dobbs, Ken Chih-Yan Sun, and Ruxandra Paul). 

The talk will take place on Monday 26 June, 4pm-5:30pm at ASB 916, and it will be chaired by Rhys Machold (SPSS). The event is partially funded by the 2023 SPSS Visiting Fellowship Fund.



September 2023 – POMEPS Workshop

Over twenty-five scholars are due to attend the joint two-day workshop on “The Politics of Migration and Refugee Rentierism in the Middle East” on 23–24 September 2023. The event, co-sponsored by the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) of George Washington University and the ERC Starting Grant Project MOBSANCT, is being held at the University of Glasgow. It is co-organised by Professors Marc Lynch and Gerasimos Tsourapas.

The workshop aims to discuss the methodological, analytical, and empirical dimensions of migration and refugee rent-seeking across the Middle East and North Africa, as it places established work on rentier states in conversation with emerging work on the power politics of labour and forced migration. Its contributors include early-career scholars and established researchers, based in Europe, North America, as well as the Middle East and North Africa.

For more information, see POMEPS agenda.