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Sherene Seikaly: Egypt’s Bread Intifada

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by Guest

February 17, 2015, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Okimoto Conference Room 3rd Floor East Wing Encina Hall (616 Serra Street) Sherene Seikaly (University of California, Santa Barbara) “Egypt’s Bread Intifada: On the Subject of the People” Over the last four years of upheaval in the Arab world, the notion of “the people,” Egyptian and otherwise, has proven […]

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Shelia Carapico: Arab Activism

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by Guest

February 12, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Encina Hall, Ground Floor, Conference Room E008 European and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries. Yet this discussion often lacks analysis of on-the-ground experiences or ignores […]

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Terror, Freedom, Blasphemy: Reflections on Citizenship in Our Times

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by Guest

January 30, 2015, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm,  Encina Central CISAC Central Conference Room  (616 Serra Street) Join us for a panel discussion on “Terror, Freedom, Blasphemy: Reflections on Citizenship in Our Times” The Panel will be featuring  Thoraya Boumehdi (Stanford Language Center).   Aishwary Kumar (History) Shahzad Bashir  (Religious Studies)  Robert Crews (History) Denis Lacorne (CERI-Sciences Po) and […]

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Rohullah Amin: Afghan Ethnic Relations

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by Guest

January 23, 2015 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Eninca Central CISAC Centeral Conference Room (616 Serra Street) Rohullah Amin (Director of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies)  “Dehumanizing Stereotypes of the “other” in Afghan Ethnic Relations” An Afghan national, Dr. Rohullah Amin is a medical doctor by training (psychiatrist) and graduated from Kabul Medical University. He […]

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Lawrence Nees:Manuscripts and Ivories during the Reign of Charlemagne

Posted on January 8th, 2015 by Guest

February 26, 2015, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Building 260, Rm. 252 Lawrence Nees (University of Delaware) “Networks or Schools? Production of Illuminated Manuscripts and Ivories during the Reign of Charlemagne”   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

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Mai al-Nakib: The Hidden Light of Objects

Posted on January 6th, 2015 by Guest

February 24, 2015 Time: TBD, Location: TBD Mai al-Nakib (Kuwait University) “The Hidden Light of Objects” Mai Al-Nakib is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Kuwait University. She received her PhD in English Literature from Brown University. Her book The Hidden Light of Objects (Bloomsbury, 2014), which explores the private struggles of adolescence, […]

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Academic Freedom and Middle East Studies

Posted on January 6th, 2015 by Guest

February 19, 2015, Time / Location: TBD Steven Salaita: Academic Freedom and Middle East Studies A conversation with Steven Salaita, Joel Beinin, and Robert Crews. The discussion will be moderated by David Palumbo-Liu. Steven Salaita received his Ph.D. in Native American, Palestinian and Arab American Literature from University of Oklahoma. His work focuses on Arab […]

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Richard Nielsen: Can Ideas be ‘Killed’?

Posted on January 6th, 2015 by Guest

January 26, 2015 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Encina Hall West, Room 400 (Graham Stuart Lounge) Richard Nielsen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) “Can Ideas be ‘Killed?’ Evidence from Counterterror Targeting of Jihadi Ideologues” Richard Nielsen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT. He received his PhD in Government and AM in Statistics from Harvard […]

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Amina Wadud: Gender Jihad

Posted on January 5th, 2015 by Guest

January 20, 2015 7:00 pm The Stanford Humanities Center Amina Wadud ( Virginia Commonwealth University) “Gender Jihad” Amina Wadud is Professor of Religion and Philosophy  at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the author of many books including Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam  as well as Qur’an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s […]

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Women, Religion, Violence, & Power

Posted on January 5th, 2015 by Guest

January 21, 2015 11:45 am – 1:15 pm Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, 4th floor (Building 460) “A Call to Action: a Lunch Discussion” Join us for a lunch discussion of former President Jimmy Carter’s book “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, & Power” Panelists will include Lisa Blaydes (Associate Professor of Political Science), Charlotte […]

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