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Archive – January 2013

 
 
Monday, September 16, 2013
12 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Michael A. Cook
Near Eastern Studies
“The Long-Term Geopolitics of the Pre-Modern Middle East”
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 Wednesday, September 18, 2013
4:30 p.m.
100 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Jon Alterman
Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Director, Middle East Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies
"Syria, the United States, and the Future of the Middle East"
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
12 noon–1:20 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Lindsey Stephenson (NES)
Paper title: "Geography and Belonging: Social Navigation in the Kuwaiti Houla"
Discussion: Cyrus Schayegh (NES)
 
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Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22, 2013
Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
58 Prospect Avenue
The Mashriq in the Age of Late Imperialism: The Mandates in Global Perspective
Organized by Cyrus Schayegh (Princeton University) and Andrew Arsan (University of Cambridge)
With the generous support of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies; the David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project; the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia; the Department of Near Eastern Studies; the Davis Center, History Department; the University Center for Human Values; and the Program in European Cultural Studies
For a copy of the conference program, click here.
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September 21, 2013 – February 2, 2014
Main Exhibition Gallery
Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library
The Friends of the Princeton University Library present
“Egyptian Film Poster Designers and the Print Shops
of Hassan Mazhar Gassour & Sayed ‘Ali Ibrahim al-Nasr”
 
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Monday, September 23, 2013
12 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Jack Tannous
History
“Syriac’s Place in the History of the Middle East”
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Çarşamba, 25 Eylül 2013/Wednesday September 25, 2013
12:00 noon–1:10 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Necmettin Kızılkaya
Visiting Fellow, Near Eastern Studies
Assistant Professor on the Faculty of Law, University of Yalova (Turkey)
"Geçmişten Günümüze İslam Dünyasında Mezhep Olgusu"
Öğle yemeği ve konuşma
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
5:00 p.m.
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
His Excellency, Dr. Moncef Marzouki
President of the Republic of Tunisia
Public Lecture
Co-Sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice
 
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Friday, September 27, 2013
2:00 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Ph.D. Final Public Oral Examination of
Nadav Samin
Dissertation title:
“The Dark Matter of Tribal Belonging: Genealogical Representation and Practice in Saudi Arabia”
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42nd Annual Conference
of the
North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies
(NAAIMS) - (Formerly AMSS)
“Constitutions and Islam”
Cosponsored By:
Department of Near Eastern Studies
&
Program of Near Eastern Studies
Princeton University, NJ
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Computer Science Building
Room 104, 35 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08544
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Program Chair:
Prof. M. Sükrü Hanioğlu (Princeton University)
Click here for the Conference Program
 
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Sunday, September 29, 2013
3:00 p.m.
101 McCormick Hall
Dr. Christiane Gruber ’98
Associate Professor of Islamic Art, History of Art, University of Michigan
“The Painterly ‘Still’ in Modern Egyptian, Iranian, and Turkish Visual Cultures”

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Monday, September 30, 2013
4:30 p.m.
Computer Science 104
The Near East & the World Seminar Series
Andrew Bacevich
Boston University
"Cheap Grace and the American Way of War"
 
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
12:00 Noon
102 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Frederic Wehrey
Senior associate in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
“In the Shadow of the Syrian War: Sectarianism in the Arab Gulf States”
 
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
12:00 noon–1:20 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Thomas Carlson (HIS)
Paper title: "Contours of Conversion: The Geography of Islamization in Syria, 600–1500"
Discussant: Christian Sahner (HIS)
 
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Monday, October 7 , 2013
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Leslie Peirce
NYU
“Roxelana: Writing Popular Biography”
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Monday, October 7, 2013
4:30 p.m.
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Workshop on Arab Political Development
Maen Rashid Areikat
Ambassador of the PLO Delegation to the US
"A New U.S.-Middle East Approach Towards the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
Co-sponsored by the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Program in Near Eastern Studies and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
 
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
12:00 noon
102 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Eckart Woertz
Senior researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)
“Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East”
 
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
12:00 noon
015 Robertson Hall
Workshop on Arab Political Development
Dalia Ziada
Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies
"What is Happening in Egypt"
Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Program in Near Eastern Studies and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
 
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
4:30 p.m.
McCormick 106
Ertegun Foundation Lecture
Suhnaz Yilmaz Ozbagci
Associate Professor of International Relations
Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities , Koς University
"Quest for Energy Security: Turkey's Role in Eurasian Energy Politics"
 
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Monday, October 14, 2013
4:30 p.m.
100 Jones Hall, 4:30pm
Charif Kiwan
Producer with the Syrian filmmakers' collective Abounaddara, which has been publishing short documentaries on the Internet every Friday since the onset of the Syrian revolution in 2011.
“Representing Syria in a Time of War: Short Films of the Abounaddara Collective”
Film Screenings and a Discussion with
Max Weiss (History/Near Eastern Studies)
 
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Monday, October 14, 2013
4:30 p.m.
Robertson Hall
Workshop on Arab Political Development
Leslie Campbell
National Democratic Institute
“Interim Assessment: Is There Progress Toward Democracy in the Post-Spring Arab World?”
Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Near Eastern Studies

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
12:00 noon
102 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Ali Al-Ahmed
Director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs, Washington, D.C.
“Saudi Arabia: The Reality and Outlook ”
 
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 Wednesday, October 16, 2013
4:30 pm
Computer Science 104
The Near East and the World Seminar Series-
Reckoning with Iraq: Ten Years Later
Kanan Makiya
Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University
Author of the best-seller Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq (1989)
“The 2003 Iraq War: A Retrospective View Through the Prism of the Arab ‘Spring’”
 
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 October 18–19, 2013
Bowl 16, Robertson Hall
Woodrow Wilson School
AALIMS - Princeton Workshop on Economic and Political Institutions of Islam: Past and Present
 
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Many Minds, Many Stripes
Graduate Alumni Conference
NES Open House
Friday, October 18, 2013
4:00–6:00 p.m.
202 Jones Hall
 
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October 19–October 31, 2013
Bernstein Gallery
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
“Sacred Spaces: Turkish Mosques & Tombs”
Photography by Mary Cross
Artist Reception: Sunday October 20 from 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Gallery hours: M–F, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
 
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Monday, October 21, 2013
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Kirk Johnson
Founder and Executive Director of The List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies
“To Be a Friend is Fatal—the Abandonment of the Iraqis and Afghans Who Believed in America”
 
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
12:00 Noon
202 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Emile Hokayem
Senior Fellow for Regional Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies
“Syria: From Uprising to Regional Conflict? The Explosive Interplay of Local Dynamics and Regional Politics”
 
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Monday, November 4, 2013
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Benoit Challand
The Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU
“Markets of Obedience: Discussing the Impacts of International Aid in Palestine”
 
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
12:00 noon
102 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Ishac Diwan
Lecturer on Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
“Cronyism in Egypt”
 
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Thursday, November 7, 2013
12:00 noon–1:20 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Elizabeth Nugent (POL)
Paper title: "Islamism and the Problem of Western Hegemony: Experimental Evidence from Egypt" (co-authored with Amaney Jamal & Tarek Masoud)
Discussant: Cole Bunzel (NES)
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Monday, November 11, 2013
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Teresa Shawcross
History Department, Princeton University
“Fortunate Asia: A Late Medieval Empire in Exile”
 
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
12:00 Noon
102 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Hisham Melhem
Washington Bureau Chief, Al Arabiya News Channel
“Arab Uprisings: The Persistence of the Old Order”
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Friday, November 15, 2013
Frist 302
The Art of Calligraphy in Arabic and Persian
By Fine Artist
Faraz Khan
3 sessions for all classes
9:00–9:50 a.m.
10:00–10:50 a.m.
12:30–1:20 p.m.
This talk will be conducted in English
 
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Friday, November 15, 2013
12:00 noon
Room 203
Scheide Caldwell House
Almog Behar
Tel Aviv University
“Locating Arab-Jewish/Mizrahi Literature: Between Jewish Liturgy, Arab Music and Israeli Hebrew”
Sponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Departments of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Studies
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Monday, November 18, 2013
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Sara Pursley
Associate Editor, International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES), Middle East and Middle East American Center, CUNY Graduate Center
"'Education for Real Life': Pedagogies of the Unconscious and the Age of Development in Hashimite Iraq”
 
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
12:00 Noon
102 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Joshua Landis
Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma
"Syria, What's Next?"
 
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
چهارشنبه بیستم نوامبر ٢٠١٣
12:00 noon –1:00 p.m.
ساعت ١٢ تا ١
102 Jones Hall
اتاق ١۰۲ جنز هال
Persian Language Talk Series
Negin Moshtagh
نگین مشتاق
“Introduction to DAF & KAMANCHEH”
"نوای دَف و کمانچه"
Please note that the talk will be in Persian.
 
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:00 noon–1:20 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Samuel Helfont (NES)
Paper title: "Challenging Saddam's Omnipotence: A Reexamination of Ba'thist Discourse on Shi'ism"
Discussant: Max Weiss (HIS/ NES) 
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
4:30 pm, Robertson Hall, Bowl 2
The Near East and the World Seminar Series
Reckoning with Iraq: Ten Years Later
Colin H. Kahl
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
“Ending the War in Iraq"
 
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Friday, November 22, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bowl 1 Robertson Hall
Symposium
“Muslims among Others: Islam’s Pluralism in South Asia”
Sponsored by the Program in South Asian Studies
For more about the symposium, click here.
 
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Monday, November 25, 2013
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Jonathan Shannon
Hunter College and the City University of New York Graduate Center
" Rhetorics of al-Andalus in Modern Syrian Popular Culture : or, There and Back Again.”
 
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Monday, December 2, 2013
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Benjamin L. Smith
Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic, Swarthmore College
" Writing Amrika: The American Encounter in Modern Arabic Fiction ”
 
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
12:00 Noon
102 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Guy Burak
The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Librarian, Bobst Library, New York University
The Ottoman Dynasty's Legal Claims and the Rise of the Imperial State Madhhab
 
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
4:30 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Marina Rustow
Humanities Council Fellow
Charlotte Bloomberg Associate Professor in the Humanities, The Johns Hopkins University
“An Unknown Fatimid Petition from the Cairo Geniza”
Sponsored by the Council of the Humanities and the Department of Near Eastern Studies
 
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Thursday, December 5, 2013
4:30 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Marina Rustow
Humanities Council Fellow
Charlotte Bloomberg Associate Professor in the Humanities, The Johns Hopkins University
“In the Theater of Sovereignty: The Petition and Response Procedure under the Fatimids”
Sponsored by the Council of the Humanities and the Department of Near Eastern Studies
 
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Friday, December 6, 2013
10:00 a.m.
McCormick 28
“Syria’s Heritage in Crisis”
A half-day conference at Princeton University – Friday December 6, 2013
Organized by: Center for Arts & Cultural Property Studies, Princeton University
Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania
Co-sponsored by: The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia
To see the conference program, please click here.
 
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Friday, December 6, 2013
Cuma, 6 Aralık 2013
12:00 noon–1:10 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Turkish Language Talk
Öğle yemeği ve konuşma
Sibel Erol
New York University
“Orhan Pamuk ve İstanbul”
 
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Monday, December 9, 2013
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Narges Erami
Yale University
“The Politics of the Non-Political: The Bazaaris of the Holy City of Qum”
 
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Monday, December 9, 2013
4:30 pm, McCormick 101
The Near East and the World Seminar Series
Reckoning with Iraq: Ten Years Later
Barham Salih
Former Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan and Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Iraq
“ The U.S, Iraq, and the Future of the Kurds "
Free and Open to the Public
 
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
12:00 Noon
Bendheim Hall 012, Cyrus Black Room
The Honorable Mikheil Saakashvili
Former President of Georgia
“EU Enlargement to Eastern Europe and the Caucasus”
Co-sponsored by Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Near Eastern Studies, and the European Union Program at Princeton University
 
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
4:30 p.m.
100 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Sadik J. Al-Azm
Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
"Syria in Revolt"
 
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
4:30 p.m.
Bowl 001
Robertson Hall
Nancy Okail
Executive Director, Tahir Institute for Middle East Policy, Washington, DC
"Does the U.S. Still Have Leverage Over Egypt's Transition?"
 
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Monday, February 10, 2014
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Matthew S. Erie
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
"Law, Language, and Subject: Normative Creolization on China’s Silk Road"
Co-sponsored with the Program in East Asian Studies
 
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February 14-15, 2014
Friday, 2:30-6:45 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
202 Jones Hall
International Workshop:
The Occult Sciences in Islamicate Cultures (13th-17th Centuries)
Organized by Matthew Melvin-Koushki
Co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies Program,
Iranian Studies Program and History of Science Program, Princeton University;
the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia;
and the Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
For the workshop program click here
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Monday, February 17, 2014
12 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Manan Ahmed
Columbia University
“A Half-Smile: On the Wisdom of Women in Chachnama”
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
4:30 pm
Robertson Hall, Bowl 1
The Near East and the World Seminar Series-
Reckoning with Iraq: Ten Years Later
Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor of The Washington Post
“Reflections on the Emerald City: How the United Tried—and Failed—to Govern and Rebuild Iraq"
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
12:00 noon
102 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Samir Bennis
Co-founder/Editor-in-Chief, Morocco World News
“Trouble and Strife: Resolving Decades of Conflict over the Sovereignty of the Western Sahara”
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
12:00 noon–1:20 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Simon Wolfgang Fuchs (NES)
Paper title: "Importing the Revolution: Pakistani Readings of the Islamic Republic of Iran"
Discussant: Rainer Brunner (Institute for Advanced Study)
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Monday, February 24, 2014
12 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Tamer el-Leithy
New York University
“Converting Words: A Social History of Arabization in Medieval Egypt”
 
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
4:30 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
سلسلة المحاضرات العربيةفي جامعة برنستون تقدّم:
The Arabic Lecture Series at Princeton University presents:
”أحاديث في القاهرة“
فلم وثائقي لمخرجة جانيت رزق
عرض الفلم والمناقشة مع المخرجةباللغة العربية
“Conversations in Cairo”
A Documentary Directed by Jeannette Rizk
Film Screening and Conversation with the Director in Arabic
 
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:00 Noon
102 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Mu'taz Alkhatib
Producer, Al-Jazeera’s “Sharia and Life” Program
“Muslim Jurists, the Modern Nation State, and Fatwas in a Time of Revolution”
 
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:00 noon–1:20 pm
202 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Jacob Olidort (NES)
Paper title: “The Politics of the Publishing House: Albānī and al-Maktab al-Islāmī”
Respondent: Sarah Islam (NES)
 
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Friday, February 28, 2014
10:15 a.m.
211 Dickinson Hall
Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies
presents
Muhammad Qasim Zaman
Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
“Religious Minorities and the Anxieties of an Islamic Identity in Pakistan” 
 
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Cuma, 28 Şubat 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
12:00 noon-1:10 p.m.
202 Jones Hall
Öğle yemeği ve konuşma
Turkish Language Talk
Ayça Yeşim
"Örneklerle Açıklamalı Türk Sanat Müziği"

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Rami Khouri
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut
"Revolutions, Counter-Revolutions and Constitutions: The Difficult Rebirth of the Modern Arab World"
 
 
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Monday, March 10, 2014
12 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
M’hamed Oualdi
Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
“Exile as a Tool of Modernity: A Tunisian Diaspora in Livorno and Its Reaction to French Colonization (1881-1891)”
 
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
12:00 noon–1:20 pm
102 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: James Pickett (HIS)
Paper title: "Opportunity from Upheaval: Lineages, Patronage, and the Alliance of Convenience between Islamic Scholars and Turkic Nobility"
Respondent: Michael Reynolds (NES)
To access the paper, click the following link and insert your Princeton NetID:
 
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Monday, March 24, 2014
12 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Shareah Taleghani
Queens College, CUNY
“Reflections on the Children of Deraa: Vulnerability and Sentimental Education in Syria Prison Literature”

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Bowl 001, Robertson Hall
Magued Osman
Egyptian Center for Public Opinion "Baseera"
"Measuring Public Opinion During Egypt's Struggle to Democracy"
 
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
6:30 pm
101 McCormick Hall
Islam in Conversation Series
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl
Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
“Islamic Law, Gender, & Human Rights”
Sponsored by the Muslim Life Program; co-sponsored by the Program in Law & Public Affairs, Near Eastern Studies, Center for the Study of religion, Program in Gender and Sexuality, the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace & Justice 

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
12 noon
105 Bobst Hall
Paul Amar
Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
"The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics and Social Militarization in Contemporary Egypt and Brazil"
 
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Thursday, March 27, 2014
12:00 noon–1:20 pm
102 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Nate Hodson (NES)
Paper title: "Merchant-State Relations Under Ibn Sa'ud: A Study in Political Consolidation in Early Saudi Arabia (1924–1953)"
Respondent: Nadav Samin (NES)

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Cuma, 28 Mart 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
12:00 noon-1:10 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Öğle yemeği ve konuşma
Turkish Language Talk
Yücel Yanıkdağ
"Osmanlı Cihan Savaşında Fedakârlık İdeolojisi ve Asker Motivasyonu"
 
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Monday, March 31, 2014
12:00 noon,
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Aslı Iğsız
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University
"Museumization of Culture and "Multiculturalism" in Contemporary Turkey:
Greco-Turkish Population Exchange Museum as an Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Project"
 
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Monday, March 31, 2014
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
010 East Pyne
“Jewish-Muslim Relations in Print and Film”
A presentation of the new book, A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations from the Origin to the Present Day (Princeton University Press) with a partial screening of a new documentary, Jews and Muslims: Intimate Strangers, followed by a discussion with Emeritus Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor of Near Eastern Studies Mark Cohen and Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies Michael Barry.
Sponsored by the Near Eastern Studies Department and Program, Department of History, Program in Judaic Studies, Muslim Students Organization, Center for Jewish Life, and Princeton University Press
 
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
4:30 pm
101 McCormick Hall
36th Annual Carolyn L. Drucker Memorial Lecture
David B. Ruderman
Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish history and Ella Darivoff Director of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania
“The Revival of the Jewish-Christian Debate in Nineteenth Century Europe: The Evangelical Missionary Alexander McCaul and His Jewish Interlocutors”
Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Program in Near Eastern Studies, and the Program in Judaic Studies
 
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
12:30 p.m.
Frist Multi-purpose Room B04B (Basement level)
سلسلة المحاضرات العربيةفي جامعة برنستون تقدّم:
The Arabic Lecture Series at Princeton University presents:
حكاية عروس أمريكية في المغرب
أو...
هل تحبّون القصص العاطفية؟
“The Story of an American Bride in Morocco”
or,
“Do You Like Romantic Tales?”
Arabic Lecture and Video by Barbara Romaine
Arabic Instructor, Villanova University

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Monday, April 7, 2014
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Khalid Fahmy
The American University in Cairo
"The siyasa councils: Implementing sharia in 19th-century Egypt." 

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 Tuesday, April 8, 2014
12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
The Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies
Invites prospective concentrators to its
SOPHOMORE OPEN HOUSE 

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
4:30 PM
100 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia
Amin Maalouf
Novelist and member of the Académie Française
"Identity in a Global Era"
 
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
4:30 pm
Robertson Hall, Bowl 2
The Near East and the World Seminar Series-
Reckoning with Iraq: Ten Years Later
Rashid Khalidi
Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Department of History, Columbia University
“The Invasion of Iraq and the Reordering of the Middle East"
 
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Monday, April 14, 2014
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Jonathan Wyrtzen
Yale University
"Making Morocco: Legibility, Legitimation, and the Politics of Identity in a Colonial Political Field"
 
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
3:00 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Ph.D. Final Public Oral Examination of
Krisztina Szilágyi
Dissertation title:
After the Prophet’s Death: Christian-Muslim Polemic and the Literary Images of Muhammad
 
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
11:45 a.m.
012 Bendheim Hall – or further notice
Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination CD Luncheon Seminar
HE Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al Attiya
Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar
Co-sponsored with The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia
 
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Friday, April 18, 2014
302 Frist
Calligraphy in Arabic and Persian
Faraz Khan
3 sessions for all classes
10:00 –10:50 AM
11:00 – 11:50 AM
12:30 – 1:20 PM
This talk will be conducted in English and guests are welcome.
 
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Monday, April 21, 2014
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Darryl Li
Columbia University Committee on Global Thought
“Jihad in Translation: Salafi Texts in the Bosnian War”
 
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
12:00 noon
102 Jones Hall
The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Nadav Samin
TRI Fellow and Social Science Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in Transregional Research, Princeton University
"Family Trees, Ancestor Shrines, and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Arab Gulf"

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:00 noon–1:20 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Daniel Sheffield (Society of Fellows/ NES)
Paper title: "Colonizing the Persianate: Patronage, Sovereignty, and Gender in the Georgenāma of Mullā Fīrūz"
Respondent: Maria Fuchs (REL) 
 
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Monday, April 28, 2014
12:00 noon
202 Jones Hall
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2013–14
Marina Rustow
Charlotte Bloomberg Professor in the Humanities and Associate Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University
"What the Cairo Geniza Can Tell Us about the Medieval Middle East's Archive Problem"
 
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Salı, 29 Nisan 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2013
12:00 noon–1:10 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Öğle yemeği ve konuşma
Turkish Language Talk
Fatma Büyükkarcı Yılmaz
“Yazma kütüphanelerindeki gizli hazine: Mecmualar”
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Thursday, May 1, 2014
12:00 noon 1:20 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Kevan Harris (NES)
Paper title: "Creating a Martyrs Welfare State: 1979, War, and the Survival of the Islamic Republic"
Respondent: Lindsey Stephenson (NES)
 
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Thursday, May 1, 2014
4:30 p.m.
106 McCormick Hall
The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
Michael Barry
“Attar’s Canticle of the Birds: A Medieval Persian Masterpiece of Mysticism and Art”
 
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Thursday, May 8, 2014
12:00 noon – 1:20 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium
Presenter: Usaama al-Azami (NES)
Paper title: "Methodological Considerations in the Study of Contemporary Islamist Thought"
Respondent: Michael Dann (REL)
 
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Friday, May 9, 2014
6:30–8:30 p.m.
202 Jones Hall
The Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies
and
The Ertegün Foundation Present
A Turkish Evening
Sinan Hanioğlu
"In the Footsteps of an Empire: Remnants of Ottoman Legacy"
A Photo Exhibit of Five Years of Global Seminar Travels
Photographs can be purchased with income donated to charity.
 
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Monday, May 12, 2014
3:00 p.m.
102 Jones Hall
Ph.D. Final Public Oral Examination of
David Selim Sayers
Dissertation title:
“The Wiles of Women in Ottoman and Azeri Texts”
 
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