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Daniel Neep
Political scientist committed to international/area/global studies. Research Fellow . Syria, Middle East, West Asia. قلبي في الفيحاء. He, هو.
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Daniel Neep 8h
Before I moved to the US, it had never even occurred to me that non-first generation students had a structural advantage in navigating university life. But of course they do. And unless we talk about the , it’ll stay hidden to 1st gen college students. Thread>
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Daniel Neep 12h
Reports that the Mufti of Damascus & Rif Dimashq has been assassinated.
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Daniel Neep 12h
Replying to @PeterRNeumann
Quite right, I should have paid more attention
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Daniel Neep 13h
Covid has made Boris Johnson 'more Castro than Castro'? What a silly, facile comparison.
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Daniel Neep 14h
I am totally going to start referring to in-person classes as 'roominars.'
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Daniel Neep 14h
On what happens in Syria when the Assad regime changes the ‘red lines’ of acceptable behaviour, from ⁦
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Daniel Neep Oct 21
Europeans don’t always understand what’s at stake in the struggle over policing in the US. We don’t always get that a police force can act like a militia. This article helps shed some light on how it works
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Daniel Neep Oct 21
Hello MA students! Our seminar on the politics of Syria last week focused on state-religion relations under Bashar pre-2011. Check out this talk from to find out what happened next!
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Daniel Neep Oct 21
So glad to see this workshop on the *ethics* of research in the Middle East - an issue often neglected in US political science bc of the centrality of *methods*
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Daniel Neep Oct 21
A rightful note of caution about negotiating with the Assad regime for the return of missing US citizens, from . As well as election campaigning, I see this as the first step towards normalizing relations with Assad bc of realpolitik
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Daniel Neep Oct 21
This looks like a great talk on the role of constitution building and stability in Iraq & Syria: Tomorrow, 11am EST.
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Daniel Neep Oct 21
Yeah and then I realise they’re Assyrians :) 🤷‍♂️
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Daniel Neep Oct 21
Replying to @Hesketh1981
I totally agree. What’s surprised me about US academia is that this activity is largely confined to professional conferences, rather than intellectual activity on-campus.
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Daniel Neep Oct 21
😩!
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Daniel Neep Oct 20
U.K. minister says schools have a statutory duty to remain politically impartial and should not openly support “the anti-capitalist Black Lives Matter group”. What’s going on over there??
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Daniel Neep Oct 20
Replying to @MostafaMinawi
I no longer recognize my own voice - I sound annoyingly trans-Atlantic, like Madonna in her Guy Ritchie phase
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Daniel Neep Oct 20
Replying to @akd2003
I might try that. But I usually have difficulty enthusing myself to pay attention if I know I’m not going to be included in the conversation!
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Daniel Neep Oct 20
Replying to @BinaShah
🤮!
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Daniel Neep Oct 20
I quite like giving talks on Zoom, but I really don't like listening to them. Does anyone actually enjoy watching Zoom talks/panels if they're not speaking, or are we all just screaming into the void?
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Daniel Neep Oct 20
Great, Britain finally admits it’s about to become obsolete
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