Dec
08

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week’s topic. This will be the … Continued

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Dec
01

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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Nov
03

MENA Salon: “After” ISIS

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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Nov
17

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
13

MENA Salon: Will Fatah and Hamas Reconcile?

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

On October 2, representatives of Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas met in Gaza to pursue a reconciliation deal. This is not the first time the two groups have attempted to reach a deal. Will this attempt at creating a unity government be successful? We will consider these and other questions in this week’s MENA Salon.

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Oct
06

MENA Salon: Free Speech and Exclusion on American Campuses

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Last week, off-campus groups hosted a much discussed “Free Speech Week” at UC Berkeley. Are American college campuses open or exclusionary spaces? Should any ideas or individuals be stigmatized in a university setting? In this week’s MENA Salon we will reflect upon the ways in which globalization, Islamophobia, and the War on Terror shape the … Continued

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Sep
29

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

The MENA Salon is a 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
22

MENA Salon: Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

On September 25, Iraqi Kurdistan is scheduled to vote on whether or not to become an independent state. In this week’s MENA Salon we will survey views on the Kurdish referendum. We will also reflect on the tension between the right to self-determination and the principle of territorial integrity.

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