Oh My Sweet Land

7 - 9 p.m.
Anthony Hall 340
Oh My Sweet Land, Golden Thread Productions

By Amir Nizar Zuabi Directed by Torange Yeghiazarian Featuring Nora el Samahy Called “extraordinary” by The Guardian, this tour-de-force solo show, based on interviews with Syrian refugees in Jordan, takes an unflinching and personal look at the Syrian refugee crisis, and the brutal war that led up to it. In the play, a woman of mixed Syrian-German parentage … Continued

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Mashrou’ Leila’s Hamed Sinno

5 - 7 p.m.
Morrison Hall 125
Hamed Sinno, Mashrou' Leila

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) for a conversation with Hamed Sinno, lead singer of the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila, on art, aesthetics, performance, and what it means to be an artist today. How is artistic production and consumption changing in the Middle East and beyond? How are new aesthetic territories and experiments … Continued

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Vive la Revolution or Vive la Counterrevolution?

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340
Peter Bartu, Ph.D.

The Gulf states seemed impermeable to the 2011 Arab uprisings, but saw regional developments as both threat and opportunity. Bartu will discuss Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, and Qatar in particular and their roles in an ongoing struggle for the heart and soul of a region. Peter Bartu teaches political transitions in the Middle East, North Africa, … Continued

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Rise of the Female Imam: Gender Reform in Islam

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340
Rabi'a Keeble, Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque, Berkeley & Sherin Khankan, Mariam Mosque, Copenhagen & Amina Wadud, Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley & Mairaj Syed, UC Davis

Join the CMES for a thought-provoking conversation on local and global gender reform in Islam, featuring founders of women mosques in California and Denmark and prominent scholars of Islamic studies.

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