Jan
13

The Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

12 - 2 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Multicultural Community Center/Suite 220

The ‘Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom’ is a forum that will bring together and support our students, and our faculty teaching our students, in the first weeks of classes. Given the very real and fraught conversations elicited by the election, its racism, xenophobia, sexism, and so much else, the AC faculty will address … Continued

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Jan
18

I AM YOU: Volunteer Response to the Refugee Crisis

6 - 8 p.m.
Li Ka Shing Center 125

In less than a year, I AM YOU has become one of the leading volunteer organizations operating within the refugee crisis in Greece. Over 400 volunteers from across the globe have joined the effort carrying out important assignments ranging from beach rescue operations, aid distribution and shelter allocation to camp management, education and medical transportation. The … Continued

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Jan
19

Animated Short Films from Lebanon

5 - 6 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Join the CMES in an encore screening of two animated short films that originally premiered at the 20th Annual Arab Film Festival. Silence CHADI AOUN / LEBANON / 2016 / ANIMATION SHORT / 15 MINS Silence is the only sound in the city of Ghabra. Any form of expression is met by death. SAMT is the introduction to … Continued

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Jan
23

CMES Teach-In: Trump in the Middle East

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

As Donald Trump enters office as the 45th President of the United States, what might this mean for U.S. involvement in the Middle East and North Africa, including military involvement, economic ties, and diplomatic endeavors? Join CMES faculty affiliates and community members in an informal moderated conversation about what we might expect in the first … Continued

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Jan
25

Nona R. Shahnazarian

5 - 7 p.m.
Stephens Hall 270

Dr. Shahnazarian’s research focuses on the recent history of ultra-nationalism and ethnic violence in Armenia and Azerbaijan, and its consequences for the local populations. It gives attention to the case of Khojaly. Khojaly was a settlement in Nagorno Karabakh situated on a major road and near the only airport in Karabakh, being the second largest … Continued

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