The organizers of the upcoming annual conference of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, “The Arab Spring: Getting It Right,” are currently seeking paper proposals. The conference will be held on May 3 and proposals are due by March 15:

The Middle East is not the only thing being rocked by the “Arab Spring.” So are preconceptions about Arab and Muslim-majority countries in general. For years, political analysts accounted for the lack of representative governance in many Arab and Muslim countries with alleged incompatibilities between Islam and democracy, and affinities between Arabs and authoritarianism. Time and events are proving them wrong.

The Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID) will hold its 13th annual conference on Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Reagan International Trade Center in Washington DC, and invites proposals for papers.

For full details, see the call for papers from the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.