Author Archives: Mairaj Syed

LECTURE: Translating Revolution: Hannah Arendt and Arab Political Culture | Jens Hanssen | Thursday, April 18th, 2013 @ 5:00 p.m. | Olin 205

Translating Revolution: Hannah Arendt and Arab Political Culture Jens Hanssen (University of Toronto) Hannah Arendt has famously lamented in “On Revolution” (1963) that the revolutionary tradition of the United States was lost on the “‘revolutionary’ countries in the East” and … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 Opportunity for Students: Program in Arabic Language at the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies

Summer 2013 Opportunity for Students: Program in Arabic Language at the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies The National Council is proud to serve as the American Main Office for the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies (YCMES), whose campus … Continue reading

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*FALL 2012 INTERNSHIP POSITIONS *

FALL 2012 INTERNSHIP POSITIONS <http://alwanforthearts.org/volunteer>* *All internships require attendance at a minimum of 2 Alwan events per month. Please email resume and cover letter to the designated contact person listed for each position by** Monday, October 8th**. Write the name … Continue reading

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LECTURE | Does Free Will Exist? | Feb. 26th 2-4 | Bertelsmann Campus Center MPR

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LECTURE | THE IMPACT OF THE ‘ARAB SPRING’ ON FATAH-HAMAS RELATIONS AND ON ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN RELATIONS | Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 · 4:40 p.m. | Olin 203

THE IMPACT OF THE ‘ARAB SPRING’ ON FATAH-HAMAS RELATIONS AND ON ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN RELATIONS Khalil Shikaki Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 4:40 pm Olin 203 Khalil Shikaki is the Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah, on … Continue reading

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OPEN HOUSE | Wednesday, November 16 4-6p.m. | Olin LC 208

Middle Eastern Studies **Open House** Wednesday November 16 4-6pm Come and meet MES faculty and students. Find out about Spring courses and study abroad programs. Refreshments will be served.

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LECTURE | Syria and the Arab Uprisings | Wednesday, November 9 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm | OLIN LC 115

Middle Eastern Studies Speaker Series “Syria and the Arab Uprisings” Bassam Haddad, Assistant Professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, Director of the Middle East Studies Program, George Mason University Wednesday, November 9 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm Olin LC 115 … Continue reading

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LECTURE | New Muslim Elites In Istanbul | Tuesday, November 1 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm | OLIN LC 115

“Bourgeois Piety On the Exurban Periphery: Gated Communities and New Muslim Elites In Istanbul” Jeremy F Walton, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, New York University In recent years, anthropologists of religion have become increasingly attentive to the transformative relationship between new … Continue reading

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FILM | “Terrorism and Kebab” | Wednesday, November 2 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm | Olin LC 115

Film Series: Cairo Through Cinema “Terrorism and Kebab” Wednesday, November 2 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm Olin LC 115 Directed by Sherif Arafa Egypt, 1992, 105mins Arabic with English subtitles “Terrorism and Kebab” is a farce denouncing the absurdity of bureaucracy … Continue reading

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