Middle East Working Group Conference:
G10 Biotechnology Building
Since Edward Said's Orientalism almost forty years ago, scholars have viewed the Middle East as a site rife with lessons about the politics of studying place. This conference will examine some of the ways that knowledge about the Middle East is produced and will seek to shed critical light on that knowledge. Guest speakers include:
Keynote Speaker: Katherine Fleming (Provost and Professor of History, New York University)
Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University)
Juan Cole (History, University of Michigan)
Bassam Haddad (Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, George Mason University)
Nelly Hanna (Arab and Islamic Civilizations, American University in Cairo)
This conference is sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Middle East Working Group, which includes the Near Eastern Studies Department, Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa, Comparative Muslim Societies Program, Jewish Studies Program, and Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative.
Members of the Middle East Working Group include Jonathan Aaron Boyarin (Anthropology, Jewish Studies Program), Mostafa Minawi (History, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative), Lauren Monroe (Near Eastern Studies Department), Eric Tagliacozzo (History, Comparative Muslim Societies Program), and Chantal Thomas (Law School, Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa).
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