Diwaniyya is the Arabic word for "informal council." It connotes open discussion, and a 'meeting of the minds.' At the MDC, the Diwaniyya blog serves as a platform for interns and graduate students to present their personal research, to explore new ideas, and to "drill down" into particular areas in an effort to stimulate conversation about interesting and important contemporary Middle Eastern issues.
Though select issues will be published directly on the MDC website, please visit the Diwaniyya blog site for access to all issues and associated podcasts.
Diwaniyya is supervised and edited by Dr. Joel Parker.