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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.



Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics

Panel Discussion: Special Events | December 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Teresa Villa-Ignacio, Tulane University; Olivia Harrison, University of Southern California

Soraya Tlatli, UC Berkeley

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics introduces and makes available, for the first time in English, an incandescent corpus of experimental leftist writing from North Africa. Founded in 1966 by Abdellatif Laâbi and a small group of avant-garde Moroccan poets and artists and banned in 1972, Souffles-Anfas was one of the most influential literary,...   More >



Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Rehearsal

Performing Arts - Music | September 22 – December 15, 2016 every Thursday | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 265 Morrison Hall


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


There will be one concert at the end of the semester. Open to singers and instrumentalists who are able to either read music or learn by ear. Some ouds and percussive instruments may be available to check out upon request.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.



Banlieue Palestine: Indigenous Critique in Postcolonial France

Lecture: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | December 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall


Olivia Harrison, University of Southern California

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of French, Department of Ethnic Studies



MENA Salon

Workshop | December 2 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.



Disoriental: Music from Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon and the Gulf

Performing Arts - Music | December 7 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Disoriental Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, UC Berkeley

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Enjoy an evening of music from across the Middle East and North Africa, performed by Disoriental, an ensemble of UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.

This activity has been partially funded by a grant from the Sultan Program of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, with additional support from the American Councils for International Education.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.



Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Rehearsal

Performing Arts - Music | September 22 – December 15, 2016 every Thursday | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 265 Morrison Hall


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


There will be one concert at the end of the semester. Open to singers and instrumentalists who are able to either read music or learn by ear. Some ouds and percussive instruments may be available to check out upon request.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.



MENA Salon: Semester in Review

Workshop | December 9 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad: "Jews and Muslims," Marrakech, Morocco

Deadline | December 15 |  Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Jews and Muslims will delve into that convergence during a month-long program (June 26 - July 26, 2017) dedicated to the study of the ethnic, cultural, and religious complexity of Morocco through study of darija (the local Arabic dialect) and Moroccan Jewish civilization with renowned specialists Professor Emily Gottreich (UC Berkeley) and Professor Aomar Boum (UCLA).

Participants will live...   More >



Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.



Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Rehearsal

Performing Arts - Music | September 22 – December 15, 2016 every Thursday | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 265 Morrison Hall


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


There will be one concert at the end of the semester. Open to singers and instrumentalists who are able to either read music or learn by ear. Some ouds and percussive instruments may be available to check out upon request.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

Exhibit - Multimedia: Special Events | September 19 – December 16, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at the center of the Islamic world.