11-08-2018: Women and Gender in Iraq: between Nation-building and Fragmentation

MEMEAC is excited to host Professor Zahra Ali discussing her new book Women and Gender in Iraq: Between Nation-Building and Fragmentation (Cambridge University Press, 2018). This event will be on Thursday November 8th at 6:30 PM in Room 6417 of the Graduate Center, CUNY Women and Gender in Iraq: between …

MESA 2018

We at MEMEAC are excited to announce that dozens of our affiliated faculty and students will present their research at the annual Middle East Studies Association’s conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas from November 15th to November 18th, 2018 CUNY Participants MESA 2018  11:00AM-1:00PM Friday November 16: Deen …

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 …

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 …