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September 2015

“Resistance, Resilience, Remembrance: The Arab-Jewish Politics of Mizrahi Literature and Performance”

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute,
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI United States
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Speaker: Ramon Stern, PhD Comparative Literature Registration is limited. Reserve a ticket on Eventbrite here. Abstract:…

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“Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear”

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute,
111 Thayer St.
Providence, RI 02906
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Light luncheon with registration. Book signing to follow. Speaker: Nadera Shalhoub-Kervokian, Lawrence D Biele Chair in…

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“Sectarianism in Islam and Muslim Communities,” NAAIMS 44th Annual Conference

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Metcalf Research Center, Friedman Auditorium,
190 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912 United States
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NAAIMS is inviting you to attend its 44th Annual Conference, cosponsored by Middle East Studies…

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Film Screening: “The Wanted 18 – directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Middle East Studies Film presented by Nicola Perugini, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies and…

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Raw Cuts: Palestine, Israel, and (Post) Colonial Studies / Ann Stoler lecture

September 24 @ 4:30 am - 6:30 pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute,
111 Thayer St.
Providence, RI 02906
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Raw Cuts: Palestine, Israel, and (Post) Colonial Studies   Ann Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor…

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Undergraduate Paper Series

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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October 2015

A Conversation with Azra Jafari, Afghanistan’s First Female Mayor

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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  Organized by Faiz Ahmed, assistant professor of history. About our guest: Azra Jafari was…

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“Agriculture, Environment, and Economy in French Mandate Syria”

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker:  Elizabeth Williams, Watson Postdoctoral Fellow in  International and Public Affairs Registration on Eventbrite will…

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“Distant Reading and the Islamic Archive” – 3rd Annual Digital Islamic Humanities Workshop

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute,
111 Thayer St.
Providence, RI 02906
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The third annual Digital Islamic Humanities workshop organized by Elias Muhanna, Manning Assistant Professor of…

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Smadar Lavie – “Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture”

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute,
111 Thayer St.
Providence, RI 02906
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This event will be livestreamed. Professor Smadar Lavie’s new book, Wrapped in the Flag of…

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