AIYS and Yemen at MESA (San Diego Nov. 18-21, 2010)

A Special Panel Presentation by Researchers of the

Yemen Center for Studies and Research, Sana'a


AIYS General Business Meeting

Friday, 19 November 2010, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Room: Connaught, 3rd Level.

 Dr. Sameer Mohammed Al Abdali, The Phenomenon of Religious Extremism in Yemen: Reasons and Solutions.

Dr. Hamdan Zaid Dammaj, Local Governance in Yemen and the Value of Widening Reforms.

Mohammed Ahmed Al-Sharafi, Current Participation of Women in the Administration of Yemeni Institutions of Higher Education.

Dr. Bilqis Al-Hadrani, Al Kuta: An Organization Strengthening the Role of Women in Yemen.


Sessions Sponsored by the American Institute for Yemeni Studies


Current Research on the History of Yemen [P2340]

Friday, 19 November 2010, 4:30 pm

Created by Daniel Martin Varisco

Papers and Speakers:

Private Libraries of Manuscripts in Zabid, Regourd, Anne

Plowing through Dangling Diacriticals: The Reconstruction of al-Malik al-Ashraf's 13th Century Agricultural Treatise Milh al-Mahlaha, Varisco, Daniel Martin

Land and Water Allocation Rights in the Wadi Zabid during Medieval Times: New Aspects from the Iskandariyya Madrasa, Hehmeyer, Ingrid (AIYS Collaborating Researcher 2000 and 2002)

Religious Legitimacy, Commercial Engagement, and Medical Diplomacy: Foreign Relations of the Qasimi Imamate during the 17th and 18th C., Um, Nancy Ajung (AIYS Fellow 1996 and 2001).

The Imam is Responsible for Me before God!: The Dimension of Protection (Dhimma) Granted by Imam Yahya to the Jews of Yemen, Hunefeld, Kerstin


Perspectives on Yemen's Contemporary Crisis [P2359]

Saturday, 20 November 2010, 11:00 am

Created by Charles P. Schmitz

Papers and Speakers:

Patronage and Instability in Yemen, Phillips, Sarah (AIYS Fellow 2005)

Social Foundations of the Yemeni Regime, Al-Iryani, Abdul-Ghani (withdrawn)

Unpacking Patronage Politics, Alley, April L. (Fulbright Fellow, affiliated with AIYS)

Specifying Corruption in the Yemeni Context, Schmitz, Charles (President, AIYS)

Zaydi Scholasticism in Contemporary Yemen, Hollenberg, David B. (AIYS Fellow 2006)

The Snake with a Thousand Heads: The Southern Movement and the New Political Culture in Yemen, Dahlgren, Susanne A. (AIYS member)


Papers of Interest


Cold War(s) in South Arabia: The Contest between Nasserite Arab Nationalism and Its Adversaries in the Yemen(s), 1962-7, Popp, Roland. Friday, 19 November 2010, 2:00 pm, in the session: Nationalism and National Identity [P2536]

Bedouin "Abjection": World Heritage, Worldliness, and Worthiness at the Margins of Arabia, Peutz, Nathalie (AIYS Fellow 2000, 2001, and 2006). Saturday, 20 November 2010, 2:30 pm, in the session: Visual Imaginaries and Heritage Narratives [P2563]

Women's Roles in Preserving Yemeni Cultural Heritage, Steinbeiser, Stephen (Resident Director of AIYS, Sana'a). Saturday, 20 November 2010, 2:30 pm, in the session: Visual Imaginaries and Heritage Narratives [P2563]

Declining Partisanship and Gendered Association in Yemen: Channeling Disappointments and Identifying New Directions, Yadav, Stacey Philbrick (AIYS Fellow 2004). Saturday, 20 November 2010, 2:30 pm, in the session: Social Capital and the Evolution of Informal Political Institutions [P2383].

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