Assistant Professor Sarah Parkinson Named to Project on Middle East Political Science Steering Committee
January 13, 2016—Humphrey School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor Sarah Parkinson joins two others political science professors on the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) Steering Committee. The committee and advisory board is comprised of leading Middle East specialists from a range of top universities and institutions. Members make up the selection committee for all POMEPS activities. Parkinson holds a PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago and has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University, and at Yale University's Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence.
The Project on Middle East Political Science is a collaborative network designed to enhance the broader Middle East's political science field and its engagement with the broader academic discipline, public policy, and the public sphere. POMEPS shapes new approaches to the political science of the region, supports the field's publication in academic journals, and aims to increase its contribution to the foreign policy-making process.