Oct
02

St. Nikolai textile

4 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Doe Library 180
Mariachiara Gasparini, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University

The Chinese-Islamic cultural encounter in Central Asia found its maximum expression with the Pax Mongolica in territories that, although vast in area, became similar in aesthetic culture, and brought into existence a unique “dress code” among various social classes from China to Italy. Similarly to the Tang, in the thirteenth century, the Mongols established their … Continued

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Oct
04

MENA Lit Chat: Laleh Khadivi on A Good Country

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340
Laleh Khadivi & Michael David Lukas

Join the CMES for its MENA Lit Chat with author Laleh Khadivi on her novel A Good Country. A timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California–about where identity truly lies, and how we find it.

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Oct
04

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Professor Steven Fish

7 - 9 p.m.
Zaytuna College Sanctuary
Professor Steven Fish, UC Berkeley

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic … Continued

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Oct
06

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week’s topic.

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Oct
09

Jerusalem, on the Moving Edge of Israeli Colonial Rule

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Barrows Hall 20
Thomas Abowd, Tufts University

This presentation will analyze how colonialism and colonial urbanism remain a crucial component of contemporary Palestinian and Israeli realities. It seeks to illuminate everyday life as well as the broader institutional forces that comprise and enable Israeli urban policy in Jerusalem. What kinds of barriers—physical, legal, and discursive—operate to keep Israeli-occupied Jerusalem a city of…

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Oct
11

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Professor Laura Nader

7 - 9 p.m.
Zaytuna College Sanctuary
Professor Laura Nader, UC Berkeley

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic … Continued

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Oct
13

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week’s topic.

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Oct
19

Investigating Paradise

6 - 8:15 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

From French-Algerian visionary Merzak Allouache, Berlinale 2017 pick INVESTIGATING PARADISE is a manifold treatise in what it means to be “radicalized.”

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Oct
19

Close Up

6 - 8 p.m.
Hearst Museum of Anthropology 340
Jane Williams, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Roman period mummy portraits are considered to be ancient antecedents of modern portraiture. However, the techniques and materials used in their manufacture are not thoroughly understood. The Phoebe Hearst Museum’s collections from the site of Tebtunis, Egypt include one of the largest assemblages of mummy portraits to remain intact since their excavation, and form a … Continued

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Oct
20

MENA Salon: The Middle East in 1982

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week’s topic.

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Oct
25

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Imam Dawood Yasin

7 - 9 p.m.
Zaytuna College Sanctuary
Imam Dawood Yasin, Zaytuna College

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic … Continued

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Oct
27

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week’s topic.

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Oct
27

Heritage and Community in Asia and Beyond

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Doe Library 180

This two-day conference focuses on the relationship between heritage and community in the following ways: the impact of top-down heritage projects on the residents who live and work in and around the project sites; the sociopolitical process of creating heritage projects that involves different actors with competing values and unbalanced power positions; and using heritage … Continued

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Oct
30

The Body/Psyche Politics of Cairo’s El-Nadeem

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Barrows Hall 20
Frances Hasso, Duke University

El-Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence is a women-initiated and dominated non-governmental activist organization established in Cairo in 1993 as a psychological counseling center by university professor and labor activist Dr. Aida Seif al-Dawla and two other psychiatrists to ameliorate the traumas of Egyptian and refugee torture victims. Over time, El-Nadeem developed…

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Nov
01

The Politics of Secularism: Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey

12:30 - 2 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340
Murat Akan, Boğaziçi University

Discussions of modernity—or alternative and multiple modernities—often hinge on the question of secularism, especially how it travels outside its original European context. Too often, attempts to answer this question either imagine a universal model derived from the history of Western Europe, which neglects the experience of much of the world, or emphasize a local, non-European … Continued

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Nov
01

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Dr. William Barylo

7 - 9 p.m.
Zaytuna College Sanctuary
Dr. William Barylo, Light Inc.

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic … Continued

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