Posts by klauria

01-25-2014 and 01-26-2014: 1st International Yemeni Film and Arts Festival

Posted in Events 2013-2014

1st International Yemeni Film & Arts Festival Hosted by the Yemen Peace Project and NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies Co-sponsored by CUNY MEMEAC Saturday, Jan. 25th: 1:00 – 8:30 pm | Sunday, Jan. 26th: 1:00 – 7:00 pm Hagop Kevorkian Center 50 Washington Square South, New York, NY The Yemen Peace Project (YPP) is pleased to announce that the first-ever International Yemeni Film & Arts Festival will be coming to New York City on January 25 – 26. Hosted by the YPP and NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and co-sponsored by...

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01-30-2014: The Law of the Land in the Palestinian Territories – How Israel Occupies the West Bank

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The Law of the Land in the Palestinian Territories:How Israel Occupies the West Bank A Conversation between Anat Saragusti and Dov Waxman Thursday, January 30, 2014 – 6:30-8:30 pm – Skylight Room (9th floor) Since 1967, the Israeli military has controlled the West Bank, with the exception of East Jerusalem, which was unilaterally annexed to the Jerusalem municipality shortly after 1967 and extended Israeli sovereignty. Most countries do not recognize Israeli sovereignty in East Jerusalem but instead regard Jerusalem’s status as a pending final status issue between Israel and the...

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01-30-2014: Human Rights Abuses and the End of the Arab Spring

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02-05-2014: Uprisings and Aftermath – Human Rights in Syria, Libya, and Egypt

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Uprisings and Aftermath:Human Rights in Syria, Libya, and Egypt Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – 6:30-8:30 pm – Rooms C201-202 The uprisings in six countries in the Arab world generated tremendous optimism about a future for the Middle East that would include democratically elected governments committed to respecting the human rights of their citizens. Now, three years after the “Arab Spring” began, the situation looks dire, with the region still gripped by chaos and civil wars. Reporting back from her most recent trip to Egypt, Libya, and Syria (November 2013), Sara Leah Whitson...

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02-10-2014: Miryam Segal – National Identity and New Hebrew Language

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National Identity and the New Hebrew Language A Talk with Miryam Segal   Monday, February 10, 2014 – 6:30-8:00 pm – Room 9207 Common wisdom on revival of Hebrew as language of everyday living is that Eliezer Ben-Yehuda instituted the New Hebrew in the Land of Israel in a “Sephardic” pronunciation of the “Eastern Jews” at the end of the nineteenth century. In fact, the sound of the New Hebrew—in both poetry and speech—was controversial, and debated by teachers, linguists and poets (sometimes in their poems!). There were several different proposals for the sounds...

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