Posts by jrandall

03-07-2018: Iraqibacter: Ecologies of War and Anthropology of Wounding

Posted in Events 2017-2018, Upcoming Events

Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Iraqibacter: Ecologies of War and Anthropology of Wounding Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM Room C205, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY     Iraq’s healthcare has been on the edge of collapse since the 1990s. Once the leading hub of scientific and medical training in the Middle East, Iraq’s healthcare infrastructure has been undermined by decades of U.S.-led wars, sanctions, and invasions. This has been further accentuated by the dearth of empirical knowledge about Iraq in the social sciences, which has often...

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03-08-2018: Cultural Flows Between Tehran and Dubai: New Resources and Inequalities

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Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Cultural Flows Between Tehran and Dubai: New Resources and Inequalities Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM The James Gallery, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY     Join Amin Moghadam as he discusses his current research on spatial dynamics related to artistic practices and the circulation of artists and cultural entrepreneurs in several cities of the Middle East. Amin Moghadam is an Associate Research Scholar at the Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University. He holds a PhD in Geography and Urban...

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03-01-2018: Charity as Politics Writ Small in Gulf Monarchies

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Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Charity as Politics Writ Small in Gulf Monarchies Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM The James Gallery, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY     Join Miriam Lowi (Political Science, The College of New Jersey) as she discusses the politics of charitable giving in petro-monarchies of the Arabian Gulf. With her longstanding research focus on the natural resource dimension of political life in the Middle East and North Africa, Miriam has written about conflict over scarce water in the Jordan River Basin and about oil and...

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02-15-2018: Oman, Zanzibar, and the Politics of Becoming Arab

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Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Oman, Zanzibar, and the Politics of Becoming Arab Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM The James Gallery, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY   Join Mandana E. Limbert (Anthropology, The Graduate Center, CUNY) and the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Studies Center (MEMEAC) for an investigation of the changing notions of Arabness in Oman and Zanzibar over the course of the twentieth century. Limbert’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of oil wealth, national narratives and identity in Oman, and her recent book, In the...

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02-06-2018: Foucault’s Orient

Posted in Events 2017-2018, Past Events

  Foucault’s Orient A Book Talk with Professor Marnia Lazreg Discussant: Dr. Don Robotham, Anthropology   Tuesday February 6, 2018 6:30 – Room C197 Foucault lived in Tunisia for two years and traveled to Japan and Iran more than once. Yet throughout his critical scholarship, he insisted that the cultures of the “Orient” constitute the “limit” of Western rationality. Using archival research supplemented by interviews with key scholars in Tunisia, Japan and France, this book examines the philosophical sources, evolution as well as contradictions of Foucault’s experience with...

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