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Arab Uprisings and Middle East Studies: Roundtable with Beshara Doumani, Charles Hirschkind, Saba Mahmood, and Stefania Pandolfo
This is an audio recording of an informal roundtable on how the recent popular uprisings in the Arab world have impacted research and teaching on the Middle East in the various disciplines. The roundtable was held on May 2 at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) as part of the Luncheon Seminar, a monthly gathering of faculty and graduate students at UCB who work on the Middle East and North Africa and Islam-related topics. This roundtable capped five ...Keep Reading »
Beshara Doumani is a professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley. His works include Rediscovering Palestine, Family History in the Middle East, and Academic Freedom After September 11. He is on the editorial committees of the Journal of Palestine Studies and occasionally does interviews for Voices of the Middle East and North Africa.
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