Posts by jrandall

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

Posted in Events 2017-2018, Upcoming Events

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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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, Past 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 case. As her novel...

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