Faculty Profile

Ed Webb

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies (2007)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Fall 2017

webbe@dickinson.edu

Denny Hall Room 202
717.245.1009
http://dickinson.academia.edu/EdWebb

Bio

His teaching and research activities are mainly in Middle East politics, comparative politics and international relations. He contributes to Middle East Studies and Security Studies. He has particular interests in the interaction of religions and politics and the politics of education, as well as authoritarianism and empire. His interest in pedagogical applications of new technologies, including simulations, games, and social media, has led to him being appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education. A former diplomat, he has lived and worked in the Middle East and Europe. Recent publications: Professor Webb contributed a chapter on “Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism” to 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook, edited by Ishiyama & Breuning (2011) and a chapter, “Should the Daleks Be Exterminated?” (with Mark Wardecker) to Doctor Who and Philosophy, edited by Smithka & Lewis (2010). His article “Engaging Students with Engaging Tools” was published in Educause Quarterly in 2009.

Education

  • B.A., Cambridge University, 1992
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Ph.D., 2007

2017-2018 Academic Year

Spring 2018

MEST 266 Intl Pol of the Middle East
Cross-listed with INST 277-01 and POSC 277-01.

INST 277 Intl Pol of the Middle East
Cross-listed with MEST 266-01 and POSC 277-01.

POSC 277 Intl Pol of the Middle East
Cross-listed with INST 277-01 and MEST 266-01.

POSC 390 Relg & Politics in Middle East
Cross-listed with MEST 490-01. This seminar will study interactions of state, society, and religion in the Middle East and North Africa from different perspectives, including media and public culture, institutions, and individual versus group rights. Participants will examine questions such as state regulation of religious activity, the experiences of religious minorities, and religiously-inspired political parties and organizations in several countries to include Iran, Turkey, Israel, and one or more Arab states. Each participant will write a substantial research paper, as well as contributing to weekly discussion in class and online

MEST 490 Relg & Politics in Middle East
Cross-listed with POSC 390-03. This seminar will study interactions of state, society, and religion in the Middle East and North Africa from different perspectives, including media and public culture, institutions, and individual versus group rights. Participants will examine questions such as state regulation of religious activity, the experiences of religious minorities, and religiously-inspired political parties and organizations in several countries to include Iran, Turkey, Israel, and one or more Arab states. Each participant will write a substantial research paper, as well as contributing to weekly discussion in class and online