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Daniel Barry

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Daniel Barry

Name: Daniel Barry Department: Linguistics Research Interests: Historical linguistics, contact linguistics, phonology, phonemic inventories, Turkic and Iranic languages Undergraduate: Brooklyn College (CUNY) Other: Kurmanji Teacher for Kurdish Language Study Circle (NYC) Languages: English, Turkish, Kurdish Contact: dbarry@gradcenter.cuny.edu

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01-20-2016: The Importance of Place vs Space Displacement, Art, and the (Re) Imagining of the Armenian Diaspora – Illustrated talk by Neery Melkonian

Posted in Events 2015-2016, Past Events

  The Importance of Place vs Space Displacement, Art, and the (Re) Imagining of the Armenian Diaspora Illustrated talk by Neery Melkonian   Wednesday, January, 20 2016 – 6:30 – Room 9204 In this illustrated lecture, Neery Melkonian extends a critical reflection on disparate contemporary artistic and curatorial practices that have redefined how the Armenian diaspora is perceived globally. First, she surveys aesthetic and exhibition trends of the prior century (1915-2015) through cultural capitals as diverse as Baghdad, Beirut, Damascus, Jerusalem, Paris, Venice, Los...

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02-08-2016: An Evening with Dr. Bassem Youssef and Rula Jebreal

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An Evening with Dr. Bassem Youssef and Rula Jebreal   Monday, February, 08 2016 – 7 PM – Proshansky Auditorium Join us for a night of laughter and insight from two vital observers of the Middle East. Dr. Bassem Youssef, Egyptian satirist and former host of Al-Bernameg (The Program), inspired by The Daily Show, was named one of Time’s “100 most influential people in the world” in 2013. Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist, a foreign-policy analyst appearing frequently on CNN and MSNBC, and the author of Miral. TICKETS: $20 in advance, $25 at the door; to...

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02-10-2016: Human Rights, Visibility, and Subversive Spaces in Syrian Prison Literature – Talk by Shareah Taleghani

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  Human Rights, Visibility, and Subversive Spaces in Syrian Prison Literature Talk by Shareah Taleghani   Wednesday, February, 10 2016 – 6:30 – Room C197 In an effort to document abuses and violations, human rights reports on political detention provide a narrative of prisons that serves to make such spaces visible, measurable, and comprehensible to their readers. In contrast, works of Syrian prison literature offer alternative, and at times, subversive constructions of the lived experience of detainees forced to inhabit prison spaces. R. Shareah Taleghani is an...

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02-16-2016: Islamic Medical Ethics: When Gender Issues, Disability, New Technologies and Human Rights Intersect – Talk by Vardit Rispler-Chaim

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  Islamic Medical Ethics: When Gender Issues, Disability, New Technologies and Human Rights Intersect Talk by Vardit Rispler-Chaim   Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 6:30 – Room C197 In this talk, Prof. Vardit Rispler-Chaim demonstrates how “medical fatwas” can also be a source of information on gender concerns, attitudes toward certain disabilities and contemporary advanced technologies in the service of medicine. Human rights debates are always in the background of these issues. Prof. Vardit Rispler-Chaim teaches Islamic studies at the Department of Arabic...

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