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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Laz Language and Literature

Lecture: Special Events | November 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 254, Near Eastern Studies Lounge


Nükhet Eren

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies


Laz people have lived in the Black Sea region and south Caucasia for a thousand years. Laz Language is classified as a South Caucasian Language and reported as an endangered language by UNESCO. This lecture will present Nükhet Eren’s recent studies on Laz Language and Literature.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Irony of "Homecomings": Armenian Journeys of Return to Anatolia

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


Prof. Carel Bertram, Department of Humanities, San Francisco States University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Armenians whose families survived the genocidal era at the end of the Ottoman Empire have been returning to Anatolia in a poignant attempt to lay some sort of claim on what is no longer theirs, and often, what is no longer there. Finding family villages, or their remains, and even lost relatives, they forge a new memory of place by intertwining the experience of it with experiences and stories...   More >

Friday, November 7, 2014

MENA Salon: Tunisia Calling

Workshop: Special Events | November 7 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The MENA Salon is 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.

This week's topic: Tunisia Calling
Tunisia has seen dramatic political upheavals and reversals since a wave of revolutions and revolts swept through the region in 2010. With the overthrow of President Ben Ali, the country went into a...   More >

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sahar Francis in conversation with Samera Esmeir: The Struggle for Palestinian Political Prisoners

Lecture: Special Events | November 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Sahar Francis, General Director, Addameer

Prof. Samera Esmeir, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Since 2006, Sahar Francis has been the General Director of Ramallah-based Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, a Palestinian NGO providing legal and advocacy support to Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. An attorney by training, she joined the association in 1998, first as a human rights lawyer, then as head of the Legal Unit. With over sixteen...   More >

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rethinking the Rise of Philosophy in Islam: al-Kindī and his Greek Sources

Lecture: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | November 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Prof. Emma Gannagé, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


This talk will revisit the classical narrative attached to the first philosopher of Islam, Ya‛qūb b. Isḥāq al-Kindī, whose name has been associated with the translation movement of scientific and philosophical works from Greek into Arabic and maybe more so with the Plotiniana Arabica. His philosophical production has been qualified as bearing a strong Neoplatonic...   More >



Friday, November 14, 2014

MENA Salon: The Politics of Persecution - Christians in the Middle East

Workshop: Special Events | November 14 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The MENA Salon is 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.

This week's topic: The Politics of Persecution - Christians in the Middle East
Christians in Middle East
This summer, people around the world were horrified by the expulsion of Christians from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul at the...   More >

Friday, November 21, 2014

Final MENA Salon of the Semester: U.S.-Saudi Relations

Workshop: Special Events | November 21 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


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. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.