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Bryn Mawr College
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Bryn Mawr. PA 19010-2899

News and Events

 

Fall 2014

Date/Time/Place Speaker & Title

Monday

September 22

 

7-9 pm

Thomas 110

Muslim Voices of Philadelphia

screening and Q&A with Filmmakers


Muslim Voices of Philadelphia

Monday

September 29

6:30-7:30pm

Campus Center Main Lounge

Voices for Palestine presents:

Community Dialogue

On the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Community Dialogue

Tuesday

September 30

4:30pm

Haverford College
109 Hilles

Bassam Haddad

"The Syrian Stalemate: Causes and Dynamics"

Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East
Studies Program and Associate Professor in the
Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, and is Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2011). Bassam is currently editing a volume on Teaching the Middle East After the Arab Uprisings, a book manuscript on pedagogical and theoretical approaches. His most recent books include two co-edited volumes: Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order? (Pluto Press, 2012) and Mediating the Arab Uprisings (Tadween Publishing, 2013).

Bassam serves as Founding Editor of the Arab Studies Journal a peer-reviewed research publication and is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad, and director of the critically acclaimed film series, Arabs and Terrorism, based on extensive field research/interviews. Bassam is Co-Founder/Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine and serves on the Editorial Committee of Middle East Report. He also appeared on CNN, Democracy Now, BBC, PBS, Al-Jazeera, and New York Times.

Wednesday

October 1

7pm

Thomas Great Hall

Mona Eltahawy

"Revolution one-ism at a time: The Global fight vs sexism, racism and other -isms"

Mona Eltahawy is an award-winning columnist and an international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues. She is based in Cairo. Follow Mona on Twitter at @monaeltahawy.

Please see announcement on the Provost's site.

Mona Eltahawy

Tuesday
October 29

4-5:30pm

Thomas Hall London Room

Middle Eastern Studies Fall 2014 Tea MES Fall 2014 Tea

Thursday

January 22, 2015

7:30pm

Carpenter 21

"Creative Dissent: Art of the Arab World Uprising"

Christiane Gruber
Associate Professor of Islamic Art at University of Michigan, for the National Arab American Museum, Dearborn, MI

 

 

Spring 2014
Date/Time/Place Speaker & Title

Monday

March 31

 

4:30 pm

Carpenter 21

Laila El-Haddad

The Gaza Kitchen: A Conversation about the Intersections of Food, Culture, and Politics

Laila El-Haddad

 

Spring 2013
Date/Time/Place Speaker & Title

Thursday,

April 11

 

4:30 pm

Thomas Hall 224

Soli Ozel

Prof of International Relations at Kadir Has University

Soli Ozel

Monday,

April 15

 

6:00 pm

Dalton 300

Norman Finkelstein

Author, Activist, and Political Scientist

Norman Finklestein

Wednesday, March 20

 

6:00 pm, Thomas Hall 224

Mohamed Zakariya

 

Regarded as the preeminent ambassador of the art of Islamic calligraphy in America, Mohamed Zakariya is widely known for his design of the “Eid Greetings” U.S. postage stamps. His work has been featured around the world, including his 2011 solo exhibition “An Eloquent Eye: Recent Works by Mohamed Zakariya” at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.

poster
Fall 2012
Date/Time/Place Speaker & Title
  Visual Culture Events - Fall 2012

MES Fall 2012 Tea

Wednesday,
October 10
7:00 pm in the
Ely Room,
Wyndham House

poster"I was in a Hurry: Dunya Mikhail Shares Her Life Experiences"

Dunya Mikhail, born in Baghdad, left Iraq in the mid-1990s after her work as a
journalist landed her on Saddam Hussein's enemies list.
She has published her poems extensively in Arabic and received critical
recognition. Her translated work is dramatic and accessible; her new
work in English has gained popular as well as critical recognition.

This event is sponsored by the Programs in Arabic, Art, Comparative Literature, Middle East Studies, and the Department of English. The Class of 1902 Lecture Fund also provided generous support.

Friday

September 14,2012

7:00 to 8:00 PM

2nd Stage at the Adrienne

2030 Sanson St.

Philadelphia, PA



Leila Ghaznavi (BMC 2001)

and Pantea Productions

 

"Silken Veils"

 

The Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988:  A daughter questions the worth of love while a family struggles to stay together under the stress of war.

 

"Talkback" after the performance with Leila Ghaznavi and BMC Professor Deborah Harrold

 

Sponsored by Middle East Studies and the Undergraduate Dean's office at Bryn Mawr College

Silken Veils
Scheduled Events for 2011/2012

 

Date/Time/Place Speaker & Title
Thursday, April 12, 2012
4:30pm
Carpenter B 21

Reception immediately following the lecture in the London Room, Thomas Hall, Bryn Mawr College


Professor Koray Durak
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Boğaziçi University

"Commercial Relations between Byzantines and Arabs at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Underestimated Story"

 

This lecture is free and open to the public

Sponsored by the 1902 Lecture Fund and the Program in Middle East Studies, Bryn Mawr College and the Mellon Tri-College Faculty Forum

Durak

Wedhesday,

March 28,

7:00 pm

Dalton 300

Francesca Ricciardone

International Trade Union Confederation

 

"Egypt's Political Transformation:  The Role of Labor Unions"

Ricciardone
Tuesday,
March 27
7:00 pm
Thomas Hall 224

Amiram Amitai
Lecturer at Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and a Filmmaker

 

Screening and discussing his documentary

 

The Case of Jonathan Pollard

Amitai poster

Tuesday,
March 13

7:00 pm

Dalton Room 300

Eran Preis, Professor at Temple University

 

Introduces, screens and discusses his documentary

 

Bet Herut: The End of The Beginning

Preis poster
Wednesday,

February 15

7:30

Sharpless Auditorium

Haverford College

Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa

Kuwaiti psychologist

"The 99

ninety-nine

Superheroes Inspired by Islam"
The 99 lecture

Thursday,

September 29

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Thomas 224

 

 

Roger Allen
Professor of Arabic, University of Pennsylvania

 

"Writing the History of the Moroccan Novel in Arabic"

 

**Reception immediately following lecture in the London Room, Thomas Hall.**

Monday,
October 3

4:30 pm

Carpenter Library B25

Professor Melanie Michailidis

Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow at Washington University, St. Louis and the St. Louis Art Museum

 

"Ceramics and Identity in Samanid Nishapur"

**Reception immediately following lecture in the London Room, Thomas Hall.**

Sponsored by Middle East Studies, Bryn Mawr
Deborah Harrold, Coordinator

Monday,

October 24

4:30 pm

Carpenter Library B21

Professor D. Fairchild Ruggles

Chair, Joint PhD Program in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Islamic Architectural Heritage and Spain's National Identity"

**Reception immediately following lecture in the London Room, Thomas Hall.**