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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What Can I Do With My IAS Degree?

Panel Discussion | April 8 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 30 Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library


International and Area Studies (IAS)


Alumni Panel Discussion & Networking Social


Students - Undergraduate

Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Thursday, April 9, 2015

US Policy And The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Lecture | April 9 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Robert Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Institute of International Studies


Robert M. Danin is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He headed the Jerusalem mission of the Quartet representative, Tony Blair, from April 2008 until August 2010. A former career State Department official with over twenty years of Middle East experience, Dr. Danin previously served as deputy assistant secretary of state for...   More >


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Friday, April 10, 2015

MENA Salon: Regional Crisis in Yemen

Workshop: Special Events | April 10 | 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: Regional Crisis in Yemen

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Global Higher Education Seminar Series: Democratization and Massification of Higher Education in Turkey and Challenges Ahead

Seminar | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 802 Barrows Hall | Note change in time


Bekir Gür, Assistant Professor, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara and Visiting Scholar at Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education

Center for Higher Education Studies in , Center for Middle Eastern Studies


In the month of April, the Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley will sponsor the first seminar of this series. Bekir Gür, a Turkish Academic and post- doctoral visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, writing a comparative study of American and Turkish higher education will present. The seminar will cover the development of the higher education...   More >

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Water Histories of Ancient Yemen and the American West

Lecture | April 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Michael Harrower, Johns Hopkins University

Institute of International Studies


Water histories reveal deep similarities and pivotal differences among human societies that hold critical insights for understanding challenges of the present and the future. This presentation highlights a forthcoming book that contrasts water and irrigation in long-term ancient histories of Yemen (3500 BC – 600 AD) with water control across the American West (1800 – 1950 AD).



PopUp Exhibition: Moroccan Jews and the Ornaments of Acculturation

Lecture: Special Events | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)


Prof. Emily Gottreich, CMES, UC Berkeley

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Jews have lived in Morocco for over two millennia, both prior to and eventually deeply integrated with Moroccan Muslims. Their communities were also among the largest in the Arab world, and boast an impressive cultural heritage, expressed in The Magnes Collection through textiles, photographs and illustrated manuscripts. Join Professor Emily Gottreich, CMES Interim Chair, in exploring the history...   More >



Anatomy of a Crisis: Syria, The Islamic State, Iraq, and Turkey

Panel Discussion: Special Events | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall


Dr. Emrullah Uslu, Virginia International University; Dr. Waleed Al-Rawi

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, International and Area Studies (IAS), Peace and Conflict Studies, Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of International Studies


Join regional experts for a moderated discussion on the Islamic State from Turkish and Iraqi perspectives.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Zachary Lockman on Adventures in Field-Building: The History of Middle East Studies in the United States

Lecture: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Prof. Zachary Lockman, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Area studies is often simplistically depicted as little more than a Cold War form of knowledge, but its emergence as a component of the postwar academic scene was in fact propelled and shaped by visions, exigencies, and contingencies that were not initially or exclusively about the needs of the national security state.

Friday, April 17, 2015

MENA Salon: Deal or No Deal?

Workshop: Special Events | April 17 | 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.

This Week's Topic: Deal or No Deal?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Origins of the Armenian Genocide: The Crucial Years, 1912-15

Conference/Symposium | April 18 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Stephan Astourian, UC Berkeley; Ronald Grigor Suny, University of Michigan; Fatma Muge Gocek, University of Michigan; Margaret Anderson, UC Berkeley; Donald Bloxham, University of Edinburgh; Ryan Gingeras, Naval Postgraduate School; Erik-Jan Zurcher, Leiden University; Garabet Moumdjian, Independent Scholar and Consultant; Yektan Turkyilmaz, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin; Ruben Safrastyan, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia; Ugur Umit Ungor, Utrecht University

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program, Center for Middle Eastern Studies


This conference will consider and discuss the domestic and international factors that may have contributed to the enactment of the Armenian Genocide in 1915. In particular, it will dwell on the crucial 1912-1915 period. While we are not assuming a linear, deterministic process leading to the Armenian Genocide during those years, we do believe that a decision to carry out the genocide resulted,...   More >



Animated Stories of the Middle East: CalDay Screenings at the CMES

Film - Series: Special Events | April 18 | 12-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


This CalDay, join the CMES for an afternoon of animated films. We will screen three movies that highlight unique narratives and perspectives from the Middle East and North Africa. Come for one; stay for all three!

Schedule:
12:00 PM Persepolis
2:00 PM The Rabbi's Cat
4:00 PM Waltz with Bashir

A full schedule of CalDay events is available here:
http://calday.berkeley.edu/index.php

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Menachem Klein on Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa, and Hebron

Lecture: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | April 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Prof. Menachem Klein, Department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Most accounts of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict see events through the eyes of policy-makers, generals or diplomats. Menachem Klein will offer an alternative by telling the intertwined histories, from street level upwards, of three cities — Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron — and their intermingled Jewish, Muslim and Christian inhabitants, from the nineteenth century to the present. Each of them was...   More >

Friday, April 24, 2015

MENA Salon: 100 Years after the Armenian Genocide

Workshop: Special Events | April 24 | 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.

This week: 100 Years after the Armenian Genocide

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Let There Be Light: An Event in Honor of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens

Special Event: Special Events | April 25 | 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Prof. Glenn Robinson, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Established by the family and friends of the late Ambassador, the Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Memorial Fund for Middle Eastern Studies is dedicated to deepening and extending knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa, particularly in the areas of culture, language, politics, and history. Through the Stevens Scholar program, the fund supports research and travel by graduate and...   More >

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Attiya Ahmad on Housetalk and Everyday Conversions: South Asian Domestic Workers' Newfound Islamic Pieties in the Greater Arabian Peninsula

Lecture: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | April 30 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Prof. Attiya Ahmad, Dept. of Anthropology, George Washington University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Over the past twenty years, tens of thousand of migrant domestic workers in the Greater Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf region have taken shehadeh, the Islamic testament of faith. A widespread phenomenon, these religious conversions have generated a great deal of debate centering on one question: why? Some argue domestic workers convert in order to wrest better remuneration and treatment from...   More >