Amel Mili

Job Title

Program Director




United States

Area of Expertise

  • Conflict
  • Gender and constitutions
  • Diversity
  • Customary governance/legal pluralism
  • Human rights
  • Judicial system design
  • Minority issues
  • Participation
  • Power sharing (horizontal/vertical)
  • Religion
  • Security sector



Gender and the Arab Spring. Book, in preparation. To be published by
University Press of New England; planned submission, April 2015.
2. Arabic for Business Studies. Volume I: Language and Culture. September 2011. ISBN: 978-1-105-08664-9.…
3. Proceedings, First International Conference on Digital Technologies for Teaching Arabic. A. Mili and H. Achour, editors, 2011.

5.2. Research Papers

1. Political-Social Movements: Community Based. Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. Online Edition, Invited Contribution.
2. Gender Standards and Democratic Standards in the Arab Spring : The Ongoing Tug of War. American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting. Washington DC, August 2014.

3. The Arabic Language and Culture Program at the Lauder Institute. Panelist, at the Panel Session : LCTL Workshop. CIBER 2014. Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

4. Cultural Awareness and Self-Reflection : Linking the Global and the Local Through a Backward/ Forward Design. CIBER 2014. Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

5. A Web Log as a Forum for Summer Immersion. CIBER 2014. Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

6. Legal Arabic: Principles and Syllabi. CIBER 2013. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. April 3-5, 2013.

7. Teaching Arabic to Business Students. Global Business Languages. Volume 16, article 3, Spring 2012.

8. Workshop Report, International Workshop on Digital Technologies for Teaching Arabic. ACTFL 2012. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, November 16-18, 2012.

9. Gender and Democracy in the Arab Spring. Women and Gender in the Middle East. Bridgewater, MA, June 4-5, 2012.

10. Gender and the Law in Tunisia. Guest Speaker, Panel Session: Women in Business. Inaugural Wharton MENA Business Conference. Philadelphia, PA, March 2012.

11. On the Status of Arabic in the 21st Century: Implications for Arabic Teaching. CIBER Annual Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 2012.

12. The Case for Case Studies: Teaching Language Using Legal Case Studies. Deemed acceptable, but unscheduled, CIBER 2012.

13. Modeling the Digitization of Language Education: Application to Arabic, with A. Ferchichi. The Seventh International Conference on Computing in Arabic. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 2-5, 2011.

14. Teaching Arabic Language and Culture to MBA Students: A Two Year Curriculum, with A. Ferchichi. 2011 CIBER Business Language Conference. Charleston, SC, March 23-26, 2011.

15. Gender Policies and Democratic Politics. Contribution to Panel Session titled: Gender, Representation, and Policy Outcomes. APSA Annual Conference, Washington DC, September 1-3, 2010.

16. Challenges and Opportunities in Introducing Arabic and the Arab World to Business Students. 2010 CIBER Business Language Conference. Philadelphia, PA, March 2010.

17. Gender Standards versus Democratic Standards: Examples and Counter Examples. The Journal of International Women Studies. November 2009.

18. Democratic Prospects in the Arab World: Sorting Out Causes and Effects. APSA Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. August, September 2006. Available online at:

19. Defining Jurisdiction in Cyber-Space: Assessment and Proposals. World Forum on Information Society. La Marsa, Tunisia. November 14-16, 2005. Available online at

20. The Impact of Information Technology on Political and Economic Development: A Comparative Study of India and China. World Forum on Information Society. La Marsa, Tunisia. November 14-16, 2005. Available online at

5.3 Seminars

1 A Gendered Reading of the Tunisian Constitution: How Women Achieved Great Strides in Democratic Standards by Preaching Gender Standards. Middle east Center, University of Pennsylvania, November 2014.
2 Citizenship and Gender Laws in North Africa. Seminar Series, the African Center, University of Pennsylvania. April 9, 2014.
3 Nation Building and State Identity: the Role of Gender Laws in Building Modern Tunisia. Amideast, Rabat, Morocco. July 2013.
4 On the Status of Arabic in the 21st Century: Implications for Arabic Teaching. Roundtable on Arabic and Middle East Studies. Baylor University, Waco, TX. September 2011.

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