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Monday, December 15th 3-4pm Olin LC 118

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LECTURE: The Routes of Knowledge: Driving in Israel and the West Bank | Amahl Bishara | Monday, September 30th at 7:00 p.m. | Olin 102

The modern state is expected to provide its people with both safety and freedom. Driving and other kinds of road travel are key practices through which citizens – and subjects – sense and evaluate these qualities across many kinds of … Continue reading

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LECTURE: Doomed by Hope: Theater in Beirut, Damascus, and Cairo Today | Eyad Houssami | Monday, April 8th at 6:00 p.m. | Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Eyad Houssami Founding Director of Masrah Ensemble In a world of screens and speeds so great, theaters are padlocked and threatened with demolition. Live public dialogue, as a literary and artistic practice, remains a luxury – if not an impossible … Continue reading

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

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FILM: “The Nightingale’s Prayer”, 6:30 P.M. Olin LC 115, Wed. 2/15

The Nightingale’s Prayer directed by Henri Barakat, 1959 The Nightingale’s Prayer is the story of Amna, a young girl who seeks revenge for the death of her sister. Her desire for vengeance leads her to love, danger, and confusion about … Continue reading

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Tweets from Tahrir–from Cyber World to Printed Page

2/21   6:30 P.M.   Olin 102 Nadia Idle, co-editor of “Tweets from Tahrir”, will discuss the roles that Twitter played as a medium of relaying information during the first phase of the revolution, the process of and assembling the tweets to … Continue reading

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FILM: “The Battle of Algiers”, 6:30 P.M. Olin LC 115, Wed. 2/8

The Battle of Algiers directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966   Description Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, this 1966 film caused intense controversy on its initial release, and was banned in many Western countries. Since then, it has become an iconic film … Continue reading

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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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FILM. “The Yacoubian Building”. 6:30 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 30. Olin LC 115.

Cairo through Cinema: “The Yacoubian Building” Wednesday, November 30th 6:30 P.M. Olin LC 115 “The Yacoubian Building” directed by Marwan Hamed, Egypt, 2006 161 min. “Cairo: a 70-year-old building of once-luxury flats with tenements on the roof. Zika, an aging … Continue reading

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