We are working closely with Rice University to monitor the continued impact of Covid-19 on our community. The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. All gatherings at Baker Hall through April 30 have been canceled. A current list of scheduled online events is available at bakerinstitute.org/events and will be updated with new webcasts and webinars. Please refer to emergency.rice.edu/coronavirus for additional information and updates.

AALIMS-Rice University Conference on Political Economy of the Muslim World

Presentations will explore a variety of issues concerning political economy of the Muslim World, including economic performance, political participation, activism, identity formation and institutional change. The conference will commence with a half-day graduate student workshop. Organized jointly by the Baker Institute and the Association for Analytic Learning About Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS), the conference is co-sponsored by the School of Social Sciences at Rice University. The event is the fourth installment of the AALIMS conference series. The first AALIMS conference took place at Duke University in 2010, the second at Harvard University in 2011 and the third at Stanford University in 2012.

All sessions are free and open to public. For more information, please contact Mahmoud El-Gamal, professor of economics and statistics, Rice University, at elgamal@rice.edu.


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Fri, Apr. 5 - Sat, Apr. 6, 2013
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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