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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Race/Sexuality Politics, and Social Militarization in Contemporary Egypt and Brazil

Lecture | April 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Center for Race and Gender


In The Security Archipelago, Paul Amar provides an alternative historical and theoretical framing of the refashioning of free-market states and the rise of humanitarian security regimes in the Global South by examining the pivotal, trendsetting cases of Brazil and Egypt.



"Pastoral in Palestine" A Talk by Neil Hertz

Lecture | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall


Neil Hertz, Professor Emeritus, English and Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University

Department of English

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Kidnapping, Traffic Management and Excise taxes: Layers of Sovereignty in Wartime Lebanon 1975-1990

Lecture: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | April 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Prof. Michael Gasper, History Department, Occidental College

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Monday, April 7, 2014

Art Under the Gun

Lecture: Special Events | April 7 | 7:30 p.m. | 105 North Gate


Wafaa Bilal, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Art Practice


Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal fled Iraq in 1991 during the first Gulf War. After spending two years in refugee camps in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, he came to the U.S., where he graduated from the University of New Mexico and obtained an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In this lecture, Bilal will discuss his performance art projects and his experience as an inhabitant of both...   More >

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture

Lecture: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | April 10 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Prof. Smadar Lavie, Visiting Scholar, CMES, UC Berkeley

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Explore the Ancient and Modern Near East: Join the Near Eastern Studies Faculty on CAL DAY to explore the Ever Changing Near East

Special Event | April 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall


Dr. John Hayes, Lecturer in Arabic and Comparative Semitics, Lecturer in Arabic and Comparative Semitics; Haitham Mohamed, Lecturer in Arabic Language and Literature, Near Eastern Studies

Near Eastern Studies


Explore the Ancient and Modern Near East
CAL DAY- April 12
NES Lounge, 254 Barrows Hall 10:00-12:00 PM



Cal Day - Join the CMES for all-day Film Screenings

Film - Series: Special Events | April 12 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


This Cal Day, the CMES will be showcasing classic works of Middle Eastern cinema past and present. Join us to tour the Center's facilities and check out some wonderful films. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Roman Baths in front of Karnak Temple

Lecture: ARCE Lecture Series | April 13 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


Dr. Salah ElMasekh Ahmed, Director, Roman Baths Excavation, Karnak

ARCE, Northern California Chapter

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Marj al-Zuhour and the Poetics of Displacement

Lecture: Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | April 17 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Prof. Keith Feldman, Ethnic Studies Department, UC Berkeley; Ms. Emily Drumsta, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Negotiating Peace Talks in the Middle East: Late Breaking News

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  International House


Omar Dajani, Professor of Law, B.A., Northwestern University & J.D., Yale Law School; Menachem Klein, Professor, Department of Political Science at Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Professor Peter Bartu, Senior Mediation Expert in the Department of Political Affairs, United Nations

International House, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International and Area Studies (IAS)


7pm Reception, 7:30pm Presentation

Professor Omar Dajani - former legal adviser to the PLO negotiating team at Camp David and Professor Menachem Klein - former legal adviser to the Israeli negotiating team at Camp David will talk about their Camp David 2000 experience and will also address the current unfolding negotiations scheduled to finish in April 2014. Professor Peter Bartu will moderate...   More >

Friday, April 25, 2014

Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron

Lecture: Noontime Lecture Series | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


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

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Prof. Klein will lecture on his new book, which tells 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 and still is a mixed city. Jerusalem and Hebron are holy places, while Jaffa till 1948 was Palestine's principal city...   More >