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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Panel Discussion | January 13 | 12-2 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center/Suite 220

Michael Cohen, AC Faculty, African-American Studies; Khalid Kadir, AC Faculty, The Blum Center for Developing Economies, Engineering, and International and Area Studies; Zeus Leonardo, AC Faculty, School of Education

Rudy Mendoza-Denton, AC Faculty, Psychology; Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Performance Studies, African American Studies

American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

The 'Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom' is a forum that will bring together and support our students, and our faculty teaching our students, in the first weeks of classes.

Given the very real and fraught conversations elicited by the election, its racism, xenophobia, sexism, and so much else, the AC faculty will address questions such as what is of value in us coming together...   More >

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I AM YOU: Volunteer Response to the Refugee Crisis

Lecture | January 18 | 6-8 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Rebecca Reshdouni, I AM YOU

Center for Global Public Health

In less than a year, I AM YOU has become one of the leading volunteer organizations operating within the refugee crisis in Greece. Over 400 volunteers from across the globe have joined the effort carrying out important assignments ranging from beach rescue operations, aid distribution and shelter allocation to camp management, education and medical transportation.

The organization was born on...   More >


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Animated Short Films from Lebanon

Film - Animated: Arab Film Festival | January 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES in an encore screening of two animated short films that originally premiered at the 20th Annual Arab Film Festival.


Silence is the only sound in the city of Ghabra. Any form of expression is met by death. SAMT is the introduction to a dysfunctional society that is about to implode.

Waves ’98
ELY DAGHER /...   More >

Monday, January 23, 2017

CMES Teach-In: Trump in the Middle East

Workshop | January 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

As Donald Trump enters office as the 45th President of the United States, what might this mean for U.S. involvement in the Middle East and North Africa, including military involvement, economic ties, and diplomatic endeavors? Join CMES faculty affiliates and community members in an informal moderated conversation about what we might expect in the first 100 days and beyond.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Khojaly Tragedy: Beyond State Ideologies

Lecture | January 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

Nona R. Shahnazarian, Social Anthropologist, Institute of Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

Dr. Shahnazarian's research focuses on the recent history of ultra-nationalism and ethnic violence in Armenia and Azerbaijan, and its consequences for the local populations. It gives attention to the case of Khojaly. Khojaly was a settlement in Nagorno Karabakh situated on a major road and near the only airport in Karabakh, being the second largest town in Nagorno-Karabakh populated mainly by...   More >