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Karam Dana

Karam Dana

Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

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Email: kdana@uwb.edu

 

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Currently teaching at University of Washington Bothell.

 

 

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2011

December, 2011

Political Economics: The Challenges of Economic Development in Palestine

Working Paper

By Karam Dana, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

Since the Six-Day War and Occupation of 1967, economics, an area of study that affects social and political formulations and transformations, has entered the study of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to a much larger extent: Palestinian workers in Israel, to an underdeveloped infrastructure in the Palestinian territories. More than four decades later, economic challenges continue to play a role in the affairs of the Palestinians: from affecting people’s lives and their leadership on the one hand, and the relationship between the Palestinian and Israel on the other. Within Palestinian society itself, the dynamics of state-society relations have demonstrably been affected by economic transformations, but have yet to be fully studied in places of continuous occupation and conflict like the West bank and the Gaza Strip. This paper explores the challenges that have faced developmental attempts in Palestine since the occupation of 1967.

 

 

December 14, 2011

"American Muslims: Where is the vote going?"

In the News

By Karam Dana, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

Dubai Initiative associate Karam Dana is interviewd for an article about the 2012 presidential elections in the U.S. and the influence Muslim-Americans will have on the vote. The article also cites Dana's paper on Muslim-American political participation, "The American Muslim Voter: What Explains Voting When Nobody Cares?"

 

 

October 2011

Muslims in America

Working Paper

By Karam Dana, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

The perception of Muslims living in the United States has deteriorated dramatically since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. U.S.-Muslims, a group that had already faced discrimination prior to the attacks, became even more visible to the public. Non-Muslim Americans began questioning American Muslim loyalties to the United States as well as their commitment to being “good” citizens. Such doubt extended to the political arena as well, prompting intrusive inquiries into Muslim-affiliated civic and political organizations and their members. Even non-Muslims with Muslim affiliations or Muslim-sounding names or appearances have been subject to public scrutiny.

 

 

October 27, 2011

Mosques as American Institutions: Mosque Attendance, Religiosity and Integration into the Political System among American Muslims

Journal Article

By Karam Dana, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

Religious institutions and places of worship have played a pivotal role in American Politics. What about the role of the mosque? Does the mosque, as an institution, in any sense play a different role than that of churches or synagogues in political participation? Some scholars have argued that Islam as a religion and a culture is incompatible with liberal, democratic American values; not only is Islam inconsistent with the West, but it poses a direct conflict.

 

 

Creative Commons

September 22, 2011

Dr. Karam Dana Joins Dan Rea To Discuss The Future Of Palestine

In the News

By Karam Dana, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

Earlier this week, we heard from guests including the Consul General of Israel to New England about the possible UN vote on Palestinian statehood. Tonight we welcome in Dr. Karam Dana, Palestinian-American and Research Fellow from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, to present the other side of this contentious issue. What do you think the United States’ role in global politics should be? How should we handle this delicate issue?

 

 

Melissa Hayes/Staff www.northjersey.com

March 27, 2011

Religious freedom theme of North Jersey Muslims' annual brunch

In the News

By Karam Dana, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

Dubai Initiative Fellow Karam Dana is quoted in NorthJersey.com news about the results of his research as co-principal investigator of the Muslim American Public Opinion Survey.

 

 

March 10, 2011

Congressional hearings on the radicalization of US Muslims

In the News

By Karam Dana, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

WGBH's Emily Rooney is joined by Dr. Karam Dana, a Dubai Initiative Research Fellow and author of the Muslim American Public Opinion Survey, to discuss the recent congressional hearings on the radicalization of US Muslims.

 

 

March 9, 2011

"Mosques are a positive force in America"

Op-Ed

By Karam Dana, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

Dubai Initiative Fellow Karam Dana published an op-ed on CNN.com with Matt A. Barreto on the positive influence of mosques on both Muslim Americans and on the US as a whole. The article was written in response to both comments made by Rep. Peter King and the publication of their study, the Muslim American Public Opinion Survey.

 

 

March 9, 2011

Karam Dana interviewed on CNN the day before the King Hearings

In the News

By Karam Dana, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

Dr. Karam Dana, Dubai Initiative Research Fellow and principal investigator of the MAPOS study discusses the results of his national study of Muslim Americans and how mosque involvement and religiosity is associated with greater support for the American political system.

 

 

March 9, 2011

Study Says Civic Engagement Rises With Mosque Attendance

In the News

By Karam Dana, Former Research Fellow, The Dubai Initiative

Dubai Initiative Fellow Karam Dana speaks to the Huffington Post about his findings as coprincipal investigator of the Muslim American Public Opinion Survey. The largest survey of its kind, Dana found that there is a positive relationship between religiousity and civic and political participation among Muslim Americans.

 

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