2017 Travel Grant Winners

Dr. Robert Barnidge (Chaminade College Preparatory School/University of Haifa)
Anti-Zionism, Jus Cogens, and International Law: The Case of the Banjul Charter and Arab Charter

Dr. Shaul Bartal (Bar-Ilan University)
Rashid Ghannouchi’s Test: Political Islam and Democracy in Tunisia

Dr. Lindsay Benstead (Portland State University)
Does Electing Female Councilors Affect Women’s Representation? Evidence from the Tunisian Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI)

Dr. Alexander Bligh (Ariel University/Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology)
Israeli Perceptions of the Relations with the International Committee of the Red Cross Between the 1967 War Ceasefire and the Outbreak of the 1973 War: From Coexistence to Open Hostility

Dr. Wayne Bowen (Southeast Missouri State University)
Between the Sword of Santiago and The Scimitar of Muhammad: Spanish Diplomats in the Ottoman Empire, 1779-1923

Dr. Shaiel Ben-Ephraim (University of California, Los Angeles)
Injustice for All?: Negotiated Victory in Civil War and the Rhodesian Bush War

Mr. Ricardo Crespo (University of California, Riverside)
Currency Manipulation as a Weapon in Armed Conflict: Eisenhower’s Targeting of the British Currency During the Suez Crisis of 1956

Prof. Sherin El Gendi (Ain Shams University)
The Copts and the Muslims During and After the Revolution of 25th January 2011

Mr. Elie Elias (Holy Spirit University of Kaslik)
From Fedayeen to Jihadists: Islamization of the Palestinian Armed Struggle in Lebanon

Prof. Banu Eligur (Baskent University)
The 1942 Wealth Tax: Economic Turkification under Ethnocultural Nationalism and Turkey’s Non-Muslim Minorities

Dr. Rahel Fischbach (James Madison University)
Battling Extremism with the Qur’ān – New Pluralist Qur’ān Hermeneutics in Lebanon

Dr. Adi Frimark (Bar-Ilan University)
Israeli POWs & MIAs: A Never Ending Saga

Dr. Robin Hardy (Montana State University)
The Future of Militant Islam in the Western Sahel

Ms. Miaad Hassan (University of Florida)
Minority Rule in the Middle East: A Comparative Analysis of Iraq, Syria, and Bahrain

Dr. Ofer Israeli (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya)
The June 1967 Six-Day War and its Rebound Result – The 1973 War

Mrs. Eirini Kakoulidou (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)
The Application of Sharia in the Greek Region of Thrace: Protecting the Religious Freedom of the Muslim Minority or Violating Human Rights?

Mr. Abdulbasit Kassim (Rice University)
Redeeming the Ideology of Slavery in Northern Nigeria: Boko Haram and the Quest for the ‘Servile Estate’

Prof. Kwang-Su Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
The Historical Contextualization and Ethnic Identity of Bakongo People: Case of ABAKO, BDK, BDM

Ms. Pelin Kivrak (Yale University)
Revisiting Ottoman Feminism as Cosmopolitan Thought: World-making in Women’s World Magazine (1913-1921)

Dr. Andrew Kurt (Clayton State University)
Deliberating the Afghanistan Problem, 1978-79: Geopolitical Context and Brzezinski’s Guiding Hand

Prof. D Gershon Lewental (University of Oklahoma / Shalem College)
Iranian Exiles in Istanbul and Ottoman–Qājar Relations

Mr. Amir Mahdavi (Harvard University)
Why is Studying Iranian Elections Politically Important? Facts Understood from the Electoral Behavior of the Constituencies Loyal to the Two Major Political Factions in Iran

Prof. William Miles (Northeastern University)
Disentangling the New Fulcrum of Sub-Saharan Judaism Through Concentric Circles of Identity

Prof. Costanza Musu (University of Ottawa)
ISIS, Blood Antiquities, and the International Fight against Terrorism Financing

Mr. Gideon Remez and Ms. Isabella Ginor (Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
The Six-Year War: How Israel’s 1967 Victory Became a Clash with the USSR

Mr. Mohamed Rhaihat (École des Ponts ParisTech)
Leadership Crisis in Islam: Towards New Model to Counter-terrorism

Dr. Consolata Sulley (University of Dar es Salaam)
Opposition Political Parties’ Electoral Performance in Tanzania: Examining the Success Stories from 2005 to 2015

Mr. Yunus Turhan (Middle East Technical University)
Foreign Aid towards Africa through: Faith-based Organizations: The Case of Turkey

Ms. E. Ashley Wilson (Washington University in St. Louis)
Paying My Own Bridewealth: Negotiations for Formal Marriage in Kibera, Kenya

Mr. Siavash Yansori (Columbia University)
Representation of Masculinity in Iranian Cinema: Qaisar and Salesman in Dialogue