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Scott Ratner

Posted in Political Science

Scott Ratner

Name: Scott Ratner Department: Political Science Research Interests: International Political Economy of energy markets in the Middle East and Southeast AsiaOrganizations Undergraduate: University of Maryland (History and Political Science), MA University of Chicago (Political Science) Masters: University of Haifa (Peace studies) Languages: Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi Contact:...

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Dean Schafer

Posted in Political Science

Dean Schafer

Name: Dean Schafer Department: Political Science Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Post-Colonial Studies, Political Economy, The Kurdish Movement, Islamic Charity Organizations Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Asheville (Philosophy & Classics) Masters: The Graduate Center, CUNY (Middle Eastern Studies) Languages: Arabic, Turkish Contact:...

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11-13-2017: Remembering as a Cure for Post-Truth and Populism

Posted in Events 2017-2018, Upcoming Events

  Remembering as a Cure for Post-Truth and Populism Ece Temelkuran discusses her new novel The Time of Mute Swans with Professor Anthony Alessandrini as discussant   Monday November 13, 2017 6:30 – Room C205 Around the globe the same questions seem to emerge from political and literary thinking, “Who are we now?” “What is the truth?” and most importantly “Is there hope?” As the fundamental consensus of ethics and politics are dramatically shaken around the globe, Ece Temelkuran talks about Turkey as a social and political...

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03-15-2017: Morocco’s Western Sahara in fiction, translation, and politics

Posted in Events 2016-2017, Past Events

  Morocco’s Western Sahara in fiction, translation, and politics A book talk and conversation with Prof. Alex Elinson, translator and Associate Professor of Arabic, Hunter College, and Mark Drury, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, the Graduate Center   Wednesday March 15, 2017 6:30- 8:30 pm – Room 6304.24 A Beautiful White Cat Walks with Me, by Moroccan novelist Youssef Fadel, follows the paths of Hassan, a comic writer and performer in Marrakech, and his estranged father, the king’s jester. Fadel’s black humor resonates in Elinson’s fluid translation of this post-heroic double...

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02-28-2017: Diaspora Memoirs

Posted in Events 2016-2017, Past Events

  Diaspora memoirs: The case of Armenians in Italy: Talk by Sona Haroutyunian Tuesday, February, 28 2017 – 6:30 – Room 6304.24 In many diasporic communities, the Armenian Genocide stories appeared long after the traumatic events of 1915. The survivors often found it extremely difficult to speak at length and in depth about their profoundly painful experiences and memories. They waited for decades to share the trauma through oral history and written memoirs. This is also the case of the Armenian Genocide survivors who took refuge in Italy. This lecture deals with the memoirs...

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