Oct
02

St. Nikolai textile

4 p.m.
Doe Library 180

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

Join the CMES for its MENA Lit Chat with 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
09

Jerusalem, on the Moving Edge of Israeli Colonial Rule

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Barrows Hall 20

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
30

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

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Barrows Hall 20

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 and Religion in France and Turkey

12:30 - 2 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

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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