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Tufts University Event: Sherene Seikaly on 'Men of Capital' (18 November)

Men of Capital: Scarcity & Economy in Mandate Palestine Book Talk by Sherene Seikaly 5:30pm Thursday 18 November Lamanian Lounge Olin Center, 1st Floor 180 Packard Ave Tufts University            

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HDP Statement: The End of Democracy in Turkey

[The following statement was issued on 4 November 2016 by Turkey's People's Democratic Party (HDP) in response to the latest escalation in the Turkish government's repression of any and all political movements it deems threatening to its rule.] The End of Democracy in Turkey Last night the purge of President Erdogan against our party has reached another peak: our Co-Chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag, along with 11 further Members of Parliament of our party ...

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حفل توقيع للكاتب سنان أنطون في بيروت

ة تتشرف بدعوتكم/ن لحضور حفل توقيع رواية "فهرس" للكاتب سنان أنطون الجمعة ٤ تشرين الثاني الساعة السادسة مساءً يتخلل الحفل قراءات شعرية بالإضافة إلى قراءات من رواية فهرس حضوركم/ن يشرفنا   https://www.facebook.com/events/1122141534566536/      

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad Addresses Syria Today on Democracy Now!

As the United States accuses Russia of bombing civilians in Syria, we speak with Bassam Haddad, director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies program at George Mason University. In an article headlined "The Debate over Syria Has Reached a Dead End," he argues, "There has been increasing gravitation toward two mutually exclusive narratives: (a) that of 'pure and consistent revolution,' and (b) that of 'external conspiracy.' Both narratives carry grains of ...

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Call for Applicant: The Edward Said Chair of American Studies at The American University of Beirut

The Edward Said Chair of American Studies The American University of Beirut The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut announces its search for the 2017-2018 Edward Said Chair of American Studies, a one-year appointment to begin August 15, 2017. CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center whose mission is to increase understanding of America in the Arab world.  The center offers an ...

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Jordan BDS Statement on Gas Deal with Israel

[The following statement was issued by Jordan BDS on 28 September 2016 in reaction to the announcement that the national electric company in Jordan had signed a gas importing agreement with an Israel energy company.] (September 28, 2016) Amman—Jordan BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) expresses outrage and absolute opposition to the signing of the gas deal between Jordan and Israel. The deal which was signed on September 26th, 2016 between Nobel Energy ...

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Beirut Event: Public Utilities & Popular Protests in the Wake of Lebanese Independence (7 October 2016)

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs at AUB In co-sponsorship with The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies Cordially invite you to a lecture:           Electrifying the History of Lebanon: Public Utilities and Popular Protests in the Wake of Independence by Ziad M. Abu-Rish Affiliated Scholar at the Issam Fares Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Ohio ...

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Statement by Group of Syrian Writers, Artists, and Journalists on US and Russian Policy

[Map of Syria via Wikipedia Commons]

[The following statement was issued by a group of Syrian writers, artists, and journalists on 21 September 2016] Syrian Writers, Artists, and Journalists Speak Out Against US and Russian Policy We the undersigned are democratic and secular Syrian writers, artists, and journalists who have opposed the tyrannical Assad regime for years, even decades. We are participants in the struggle for democracy and justice in our country, our region and in the world. We unreservedly, ...

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Press Release: UC Berkeley Reinstates Course on Palestine

[The following press released was issued on 19 September 2016 by Palestine Legal after the University of Californai Berkeley reinstated a course on Palestine it had arbitrarily suspended.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2016 Contact: Dylan Fahoome, Palestine Legal media@palestinelegal.org | 312-212-0448 University of California Berkeley (Cal) reinstated a student-led course on Palestine this morning following an outcry over its arbitrary suspension last week. ...

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Amman Event: Rethinking the History of State Building in Lebanon (21 September 2016)

Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture presents               Rethinking the History of State Building in Lebanon A lecture by Ziad Abu-Rish Date: Wednesday 21 September 2016 Time: 6:30pm Location: Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture (ground level) 15 Umar Bin Al Khattab Street [Off of Rainbow St., in front of Books@Cafe and next to the Royal Film Commission) Lecture Abstract: “Wayn al-Dawleh?” is a ...

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California Scholars for Academic Freedom Statement on UC Berkeley Course Cancellation

[The following letter was issued on 16 September 2016 by California Scholars for Academic Freedom in response to the University of California Berkeley's cancellation of a course on Palestine] Dear Chancellor Dirks and Dean Hesse, The California Scholars for Academic Freedom, a group of over 200 academics from different California institutions of higher education focused on protecting academic freedom and freedom of expression, is writing to object in the strongest possible ...

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Statement by Birzeit University Protesting Israel's Denial of Entry to UK Academic

[The following statement was issued on 16 September 2016 by Birzeit Universty in response to Israeli authorities' denial of entry to SOAS professor Adam Hanieh.] Birzeit University Condemns Denial of Entry to UK Academic Birzeit University condemns in the strongest possible terms the denial of entry to Dr. Adam Hanieh, who was invited by the Ph.D. Program in the Social Sciences at Birzeit University to deliver a series of lectures at the university. Dr. Hanieh, a Senior ...

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2012: معرض لمجد الحموي

٢٠١٢ استعادي: معرض لمجد الحموي ٢٠١٢ هو معرض لثلاث مجموعات من اللوحات التي رسمت خلال ٢٠١٢ في سورية تحاول ان ترصد اللوحات وتعبر عن الواقع المتغير بقسوة في سوريا خلال تلك الفتره القصيره من عمر الثورة. التشوهات التي طالت الناس, المدن, وحتى الطبيعه. حيث تأخذ جميعها اشكالا مشوهه وغير مفهومه في كثير من الحالات .وصلت اللوحات أخيرا الى بيروت ليتم عرضها للمره الأولى, حيث لم تسنح الفرصه لعرضها قبل ذلك في دمشق تخرج مجد الحموي من جامعة دمشق، كلية الفنون الجميلة قسم التصوير ...

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Event: 2012 Retrospective: An Exhibition by Majd Al-Hamwi (Beirut, 12-17 September 2016)

2012 Retrospective: An Exhibition by Majd Al-Hamwi 12-17 September 2016 Mansion Beirut, Lebanon "2012" is an exhibition for three collections of paintings that were created during 2012 in Syria: “Once Upon a Time,” “On Top of Torture,” and “Transformation." The paintings are an attempt to monitor and bring out the harshness of a changing reality in Syria, played out during that short interval of the revolution’s timeframe. Distortions in people, cities, ...

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Some Turning Points in the Takla & Glassgow vs. University of California Title IX Case

This week, the UCLA announced that the University of California had reached a settlement with Nefertiti Takla and Kristen Hillarie Glasgow, two graduate students in the Department of History at UCLA. The two women had filed a lawsuit against the UC Board of Regents in June 2015 claiming that UCLA officials violated Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 in their response to separate sexual harrassment complaints by each woman against Professor Gabriel Piterberg. News of ...

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Fight or Flight: The Desperate Plight of Iraq’s “Generation 2000”

[The following report was published by the International Crisis Group on 8 August 2016]   Executive Summary Beset by political dysfunction, endemic corruption and a jihadist threat, Iraq is squan- dering its greatest asset: its youth. By failing to provide a vision and concrete pro- spects for the future, it is pressing young men into the straitjacket of jobs-through- patronage, pushing them into combat with either the Islamic State (IS) or ...

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Call for Submissions: Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies PhD Dissertation Award and Graduate Paper Prize

Call for Submissions  AGAPS PhD Dissertation Award The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites recent PhD graduates to submit their dissertations for consideration for its 2016 PhD Dissertation Award. AGAPS wishes to recognize exceptional achievement in research and writing. AGAPS welcomes dissertations from across the disciplines and a variety of perspectives. They must primarily focus on the Arabian Peninsula, but can be inclusive of the ...

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Sinan Antoon's 'The Corpse Washer' Leads The Guardian's Top-Ten Books about Iraq War

In addition to co-editing Jadaliyya and servine as an associate professor of Arabic Literature at New York University, Sinan Antoon is an interntionally recognized novelist, poet, and translator. Most recently, The Guardian published a list of ten books about Iraq that the list author Derek B. Miller argued were important to keeping developments in Iraq central more than thirteen years after the 2003 US war on Iraq and twety-five years after the 1991 Gulf War. Writing about ...

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat in New York Time's Roundtable on "Living with Terrorism"

On 15 July 2016, the New York Times published a roundtable asking, "Can We Just 'Live With' Terrorism?." Allegedly taking its que from French Prime Minister Manuel Valls's speech in the aftermath of the 2016 Bastille Day attack in Nice, the "Room for Debate" editors asked whether "society should 'live with terrorism' to avoid letting it undermine our freedoms." The roundtable featured Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat, in addition to author Liah ...

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Call for Papers: Mobilities and Materialities of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula (Kuwait, 17-19 March 2017)

[Image from official call for papers of the Gulf Studies Symposium (GSS)]

The Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait will hold its third Gulf Studies Symposium (GSS) on 17-19 March 2017. The GSS is a meeting of worldwide Gulf scholars and researchers held biennially in Kuwait. Each symposium is based on a particular scholarly theme that is timely both to the region and to the field of Gulf studies. The theme of the 2017 GSS is "Mobilities and Materialities of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula." CALL FOR PAPERS The ...

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