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Academic year 2017-2018

05-15-2018: Zaynab Will not be a Slave Again: Commemoration, War & Martyrdom

“Zaynab Will not be a Slave Again” : Commemoration, War and Martyrdom Among the Shia of Lebanon Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM The commemoration of the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Husayn ibn Ali, at the battle of Karbala in 680 A.D. is definitive of the Twelver Shi’a community. Thanks …

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05-10-2018: Early Turkish Immigration to the United States: A Forgotten Chapter of American History

Early Turkish Immigration to the United States: A Forgotten Chapter of American History Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm Room 9205 Talk by Professor Işıl Acehan, Research fellow, John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies (FSCIRE) and Editor, Global Daily News While the immigration of Syrian Christians to the United States is …

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05-09-2018: War Widow: How the Six Day War Changed my Life

The new memoir by Ziva Flamhaft, War Widow: How The Six Day War Changed My Life, is a story that could have developed with similar characters anywhere in the world. Beginning in Poland and Lithuania, moving to Palestine, Israel, and the United States, it depicts a bygone period of nation …

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05-01-2018: Film Screening: “Nour”

Free film screening of the award-winning movie Nour on child marriage, followed by a discussion with the film director and LAU alumnus Khalil Dreyfus Zaarour. The discussion will be moderated by Beth Baron, Director, Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC), CUNY Graduate Center. Due to great demand, the …

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04-10-2018: North Africa through Film

North Africa through Film: Screening and Discussion of Amazigh Cinema Room 9207 at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 10th  Join Forum co-curators Dr. Habiba Boumlik and Lucy McNair in a screening and discussion of Amazigh Film with focus on preserving cultural identity through film. 2018 NYFAF Forum Theme: Coming of …

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03-08-2018: Cultural Flows Between Tehran and Dubai: New Resources and Inequalities

Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Cultural Flows Between Tehran and Dubai: New Resources and Inequalities Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM The James Gallery, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY     Join Amin Moghadam as he discusses his current research on spatial dynamics related …

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03-07-2018: Iraqibacter: Ecologies of War and Anthropology of Wounding

Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Iraqibacter: Ecologies of War and Anthropology of Wounding Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM Room C205, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY Iraq’s healthcare has been on the edge of collapse since the 1990s. Once the leading hub of scientific …

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03-01-2018: Charity as Politics Writ Small in Gulf Monarchies

Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC) Charity as Politics Writ Small in Gulf Monarchies Thursday, March 1st, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM The James Gallery, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY   Join Miriam Lowi (Political Science, The College of New Jersey) as she discusses the politics of …

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

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 …

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02-07-2018: Sourcing Belief: A Conversation with GCC Artists

Please join us Wed, Feb 7th, 2018 at 6:30pm for “Sourcing Belief” a conversation with GCC artists and James Gallery Curator Katherine Carl on art practices from the Gulf Region of the Middle East to GCC’s.  GCC’s art practice often utilizes widely circulating digital imagery, political theater, and contemporary life …

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02-06-2018: Foucault’s Orient

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 …

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02-01-2018: Belief in the Power of Believe by GCC: Exhibition Reception

Please join us Thursday, February 1st, 2018 from 6 to 8pm in the James Gallery for the opening reception of “GCC: Belief in the Power of Believe,” which investigates cultural heritage of the Gulf region of the Middle East through this project of relief sculptures by the artist collective GCC. …

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

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?” …

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