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Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Populism in Erdoğan's "New Turkey": The Polarization of the Middle Ground

Lecture: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | September 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Prof. Sinan Ciddi, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


While Turkey once looked like the rising star of the Middle East, since 2011 its image has been tarnished by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's cult of personality and an increasingly authoritarian political model. Having built a strong electoral coalition across voter groups, Erdoğan's AKP government no longer feels that it has to cater to the preferences of opposition parties. Why has...   More >

Friday, September 12, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event: Special Events | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Women in Contemporary Iranian Cinema, Day 1: "Hush! Girls Don't Scream": Screening and conversation with the director

Film - Series: Special Events | September 18 | 7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Pouran Derakhshandeh, Director

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Situated at the crossroads of several art forms, contemporary Iranian cinema provides a global screen on which the profound paradoxes and contradictions of life for women in Iran today are projected. This curated film series highlights the changing image of women, and questions of gender more broadly, in Iranian film. Dealing with themes like sexual abuse, transgender identities, and women in...   More >


All Audiences

Friday, September 19, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event: Special Events | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Isis, Thoth, Mut, and the Theban Hills: ARCE's Work in Luxor, 2011-2013

Lecture: ARCE Lecture Series | September 21 | 2:30 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall


Dr. Andrew Bednarksy, American Research Center in Egypt

American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter

Friday, September 26, 2014

MENA Salon

Special Event: Special Events | September 12 – December 5, 2014 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Beginning this fall, the CMES will host 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. The inaugural meeting on Friday, September 12 will feature an in-depth look at the events of summer 2014, including the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Gaza.