The Ethics of Political Science Research and Teaching in MENA

Funded by the American Political Science Association MENA Program and Carnegie Corporation of New York, the LSE Middle East Centre and King Mohammed V University in Rabat will co-host a workshop on “The Ethics of Political Science Research and Teaching in MENA”. The workshop will be an intensive discussion over June 10 and 11 among researchers and scholars facing shared challenges, in terms of human subject protection, identity of the researcher, increased state surveillance, working in conflict areas and with vulnerable people. We will also share best practices of teaching political science inside the region. The workshop follows on the efforts of the POMEPS program at George Washington University ( We hope to create a dialogue with professional associations and research institutes to produce a shared statement of ethics and research practice. The Rabat sessions are closed, maximum 20 participants by invitation or application.