I was hoping to produce a substantive post this week, but the upcoming conference for the American Political Science Association seems to monopolizing my time this week. As such, I may see some of you there ; though, maybe not at 8am. This is my first official trip to Boston, so thankfully I am going with an experienced tour guide. Despite my absence, I am sure my co-bloggers will hold down the fort this week in my absence.
The American Political Science Association is taking official action on behalf of Dr. Matrouk al-Faleh, a political scientist detained by the Saudi government. You may have heard about this, especially if you’re a member of the Human Rights section of APSA; if you haven’t, here are some basic facts about Faleh and the consequences of his attempts to speak out against the Saudi monarchy, supplied by the Washington Post: Over the past year, Faleh has accused the Interior Ministry of disregarding laws that ban arrests without charge and guarantee the right to counsel. Faleh, 55, a dissident with a long Continue reading The APSA and AAAS Take Action to Free Jailed Political Scientist