Posts by jrandall

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

Posted in Events 2016-2017, Upcoming 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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03-07-2017: Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State

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  Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State Bilge Yesil, in conversation with Professors Louis Fishman and Jillian Schwedler   Tuesday, March, 7 2017 – 6:30 – Room 9204 Join us for an in-depth look into Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State with author Bilge Yesil, in conversation with Professors Louis Fishman (Brooklyn, History) and Jillian Schwedler (Hunter, Political Science). In Media in New Turkey, Yesil provides an engrossing look at the fault lines carved by authoritarianism, tradition, neoliberal...

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12-07-2016: Encountering the Egyptian State in Revolutionary Times: A Rural Perspective

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  Encountering the Egyptian State in Revolutionary Times: A Rural Perspective Talk by Yasmine Moataz Ahmed   Wednesday, December, 7 2016 – 6:30 – Room 9206 How did the 2011 uprisings in the Arab region shape the parameters of citizenship and revise perceptions of the State?  While most analyses the “Arab Spring” have focused on events in Tahrir Square and other urban centers, Yasmine Ahmed turns our attention to rural communities and their quest for citizenship rights.  Her talk explores how they have re-conceived—and mobilized—aspects of citizenship and state power in...

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Erik Freas

Posted in Publications

Book title: Muslim-Christian Relations in Late-Ottoman Palestine: Where Nationalism and Religion Intersect Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan For more info: http://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9781137570413

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