Sep
27

Covering and Uncovering Iran in the Age of Trump: A Conversation with Journalist Melissa Etehad (Los Angeles Times)

6 - 7:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340
Melissa Etehad, Los Angeles Times & Persis Karim, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University

As the profession of journalism has been attacked and undermined by the charges of “fake news” from the Trump Administration, many journalists are doubling down in the effort to cover important international news that so often has sidelined by domestic daily headlines. Reporting about Iran and US-Iran relations, covering the “Muslim Ban” and its impact … Continued

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May
12

Chris Stevens Memorial Golf Tournament 2018

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tilden Park Golf Course

Please join ATO for a fundraiser golf tournament at Tilden Park Golf Course followed by a catered reception on the patio. All proceeds from the day’s activities will benefit the J. Christopher Stevens Memorial Fund at the CMES, which support the spirit of inquiry, scholarship, and travel for informed understanding that epitomized Chris’ life and … Continued

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Apr
27

Rape as a Weapon of War: Yazidi Women Break the Silence

5 - 8 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340
miriam cooke, Duke University

Keynote Address by miriam cooke, Duke University, at 5:00 pm. Reception to follow at 6:30 pm, with music by Fathi Al-Jarrah. Day 1 of the Near Eastern Studies Graduate Student Conference Hard Times: Critical Approaches to Crisis and its Aftermath

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Mar
01

Oh My Sweet Land: A Play and Conversation on the Syrian Conflict

7 - 9 p.m.
Anthony Hall

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Golden Thread Productions for a performance of the play Oh My Sweet Land, followed by food sharing and community conversation. 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 … Continued

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Dec
01

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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Oct
20

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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Nov
30

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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