Sep
02

MENA Salon: Summer in Review

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340, Sultan Conference Room

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 Wednesday before the Salon for the current week’s topic. Join the CMES this Friday for the first MENA Salon of the semester, as … Continued

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Sep
09

MENA Salon: US Intervention in the Middle East: End of an Era?

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340, Sultan Conference Room

Has fallout from wars in Iraq and Libya closed the door on American-led regime change in the Middle East? In this week’s MENA Salon, we discuss ongoing American military interventions in Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and Syria aiming to better understand the puzzling relationship between foreign intervention and political identity. We will reflect on the array … Continued

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Sep
16

Khatchig Mouradian

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Dwinelle Hall 3335

The assault on and the humanitarian resistance waged by Armenian deportees in Ottoman Syria during World War I provide insight into key aspects of the Armenian Genocide. In this lecture, Mouradian presents a multifaceted account of developments in Aleppo and across the network of concentration camps in Ras ul-Ain and along the banks of the … Continued

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Sep
16

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340, Sultan Conference Room

On Fridays at 3:00 during 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.

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Sep
19

Cinema Beyond Europe

12 - 1 p.m.
Moses Hall 201

Joining attention to aesthetic experimentation with a focus on sociopolitical concerns, this talk will offer a discussion of the ways recent cinematic and artistic works engage Europe’s increasingly diverse and complex relationship to migration. With a focus on projects that explore the sociopolitical tensions that have surrounded migration in Europe since the 1990s, Bayraktar will … Continued

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Sep
19

Genera#ion: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340, Sultan Conference Room

GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia presents UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ first exhibition of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Originally part of a larger exhibition held at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco this August 2016, this show offers a glimpse into a selection of three artists working at … Continued

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Sep
20

Crossing the Sea with Syrians

12 - 1 p.m.
Dwinelle Hall 3335

Die Zeit journalist Wolfgang Bauer visits UC Berkeley for engaged discussion on his recent book: Crossing the Sea (2016), which documents the stories of Syrian refugees as they journey to Europe. This discussion features Dr. Julia Chouchair-Vizoso, Vice Chair, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley in conversation with the author. Associate Director of IES … Continued

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Sep
21

Berkeley Global Internships Information Session

12 - 1 p.m.
University Hall 150

Learn how you can intern in a global city while earning UC Berkeley credit next summer with leading firms and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Mumbai, Singapore, Mexico City, or Toronto. Open to students with all levels of experience and areas of interests.

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Sep
22

Center for Race and Gender Open House Reception

4 - 6 p.m.
Barrows Hall 691

Join us as we celebrate CRG’s 15th anniversary! At this year’s open house, we are excited to celebrate 15 years of sparking innovation and cutting edge thinking on critical race and gender studies. Join us and learn about exciting upcoming events and opportunities, and reconnect with students and faculty doing race and gender research over … Continued

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Sep
22

Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Rehearsal

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Morrison Hall 265

There will be one concert at the end of the semester. Open to singers and instrumentalists who are able to either read music or learn by ear. Some ouds and percussive instruments may be available to check out upon request.

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Sep
23

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340, Sultan Conference Room

On Fridays at 3:00 during 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.

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Sep
26

Recent Developments in Turkey and the Turkish Armenian Community

8 - 10 p.m.
Khachaturian Armenian Community Center Saroyan Hall

Garo Paylan is a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party and is a deputy representing the 3rd district of Istanbul in Turkey’s Grand National Assembly. Mr Paylan is also a member of Turkey’s Armenian community and has long been a human rights activist and has fought for the resolution of Kurdish and Armenian issues. … Continued

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Sep
27

His Excellency Edward Nalbandian

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Alumni House Toll Room

Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian was born in 1956 in Hrazdan, Armenia. At the age of 22 he graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In 1988 he received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the USSR National Academy of Sciences. Foreign Minister Nalbandian started his diplomatic career in 1978 in … Continued

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Sep
29

Racial Formation in Israel: Gender, Diaspora, and Occupation

4 - 5:30 p.m.
Barrows Hall 691

Gaza 2014 and the Mizrahi Predicament: Neoliberalism, Informal activism and Ultra-nationalism in Palestine-Israel Dr. Smadar Lavie, Beatrice Bain Research Group Troubling Humanitarian Discourses: Vietnamese Refugee Diaspora in Guam and Israel Evyn Lê Espiritu, Ethnic Studies

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Sep
29

Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire

Doe Library 180

Thursday, September 29, 4pm – 6 pm Keynote Address Friday, September 30, 9 am – 6 pm The Mongol Empire orients history between Asia and Europe, ancient and modern, rural and urban, settled and nomadic, scientific and faith-based, and soteriological and aristocratic worlds. This conference invites new research on the Mongol empire…

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Sep
30

Mark Morris Dance Group and The Silk Road Ensemble

8 p.m.
Zellerbach Hall

Mark Morris’ lyrical choreography, the emotive voices of Azerbaijan’s Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova, the vibrant musicality of The Silk Road Ensemble, and the striking visual palette of British painter Howard Hodgkin combine in this world premiere performance. The timeless story of the tragic love between Layla and Majnun originated in 5th-century Arabia, and later … Continued

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Sep
30

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340, Sultan Conference Room

On Fridays at 3:00 during 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.

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Sep
30

Cinema Mon Amour: Mark Morris

4 - 6 p.m.
BAMPFA Barbro Osher Theater

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) screens four classics of world cinema selected and presented by Mark Morris. For more information and tickets, go to http://bampfa.org/program/cinema-mon-amour-mark-morris.

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Sep
30

Cinema Mon Amour: Mark Morris

5:45 - 7:30 p.m.
BAMPFA Barbro Osher Theater

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) screens four classics of world cinema selected and presented by Mark Morris. For more information and tickets, go to http://bampfa.org/program/cinema-mon-amour-mark-morris.

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Oct
01

Mark Morris Dance Group and The Silk Road Ensemble

8 p.m.
Zellerbach Hall

Mark Morris’ lyrical choreography, the emotive voices of Azerbaijan’s Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova, the vibrant musicality of The Silk Road Ensemble, and the striking visual palette of British painter Howard Hodgkin combine in this world premiere performance. The timeless story of the tragic love between Layla and Majnun originated in 5th-century Arabia, and later … Continued

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Oct
01

Study in Israel Scholarship Deadline

Stephens Hall

The Government of Israel is providing four scholarships of up to $5,000 for students of Latino and Caribbean descent or heritage to study in Israel with UCEAP in Spring 2017. Scholarship Deadline: October 1 for Spring 2017 programs and April 1 for Fall 2017 programs

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