The Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University presents a conference on the Lebanese Civil Wars of 1975-1990. Twenty-five years after the wars’ end, we bring together scholars of national and international stature to revisit the experiences of this period. How and why did the wars begin? What local, regional, and global dynamics sustained them over time? How have processes of memory and memorialization contributed to the production of the past and possible futures for Lebanon and the region?
Thursday, February 6, 2014
B-122 Wells Hall
8:00pm: Film Screening. Incendies (Villeneuve, 2010), based on the play by Wajdi Mouawad
- Discussion with Dr. Salah Hassan will follow. Held in conjunction with the MSU Film Studies Program.
Friday, February 7, 2014
303 International Center
- Dr. Mohammad Khalil, Interim Director, Muslim Studies Program
- Dr. Najib Benjamin Hourani, Department of Anthropology, Global Urban Studies Program
9:35 - 11:30am: The Lebanese Civil Wars Reconsidered
- Dr. Maren Milligan, Political Science, Davidson College
- Dr. Osamah Khalil, History, Syracuse University
- Dr. Najib Benjamin Hourani, Anthropology and Global Urban Studies, Michigan State University
- Dr. Augustus Richard Norton, International Relations and Anthropology, Boston University
1:30 - 3:30pm: Questions of Memory
- Ziad Abu Rish, History, University of California- Los Angeles
- Dr. Shea McManus, Anthropology, North Carolina State University
- Dr. Claire Launchbury, Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds
- Dr. Salah D. Hassan, English, Michigan State University
4:00 - 5:30pm: Reception
- Featuring the live music of Oudist Igor Houwat
Co-Sponsors: The MSA Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, The College of Social Sciences, the College of Arts and Letters, the Honors College, James Madison College, the Department of Anthropology, the Global Urban Studies Program, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, and the Arab Cultural Society.