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Friday, May 1, 2015

Final MENA Salon of the Semester: Year in Review

Workshop: Special Events | May 1 | 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.

This Year: Middle East Politics Year in Review

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America: Book Talk and Signing

Lecture | May 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  University Press Books


2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Prof. Keith Feldman, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Upon signing the first U.S. arms agreement with Israel in 1962, John
F. Kennedy assured Golda Meir that the United States had “a special
relationship with Israel in the Middle East,” comparable only to
that of the United States with Britain. After more than five decades
such a statement might seem incontrovertible—and yet its meaning
has been fiercely contested from the start.

A Shadow...   More >

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Headscarves and Hymens: Mona Eltahawy at the JCCSF

Lecture: Special Events | May 19 | 7 p.m. |  Jewish Community Center of San Francisco


3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Mona Eltahawy

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, SFSU Department of International Relations


Egyptian–American writer and activist Mona Eltahawy, who has worked tirelessly to bridge the divide between Egypt and the West, says that women in the Arab world have two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women as second-class citizens. She discusses her provocative new book...   More >