IMES in the News
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Fall 2016 Events
Mitchell Ford, IMES's Senior Arabic Advisor, will host a second series of our Arabic Book Club this upcoming spring semester. Participants will have the opportunity to build their speaking and reading skills by meeting to discuss either Rijal fi al Shams by Ghassan Kanafani or an abridged copy of Sayyidi wa Habibi by Hoda Barakat. In addition to the regular book club meetings, we will host an Arabic-language instructional lecture series.
The Institute for Middle East Studies is pleased to welcome Amal Sachedina as our new Post-Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Sachedina's studies have focused on cultural anthropology of Oman. Amal Sachedina completed her Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology and Middle East studies at the University of California, Berkeley in December 2013. Her research on Oman, now a book project, explores the material practices of making and reflecting on the past through examining the changing functions and roles of material objects and landscapes over the course of the 20th century at a time when the last Ibadi Imamate (1913-1959) ruled much of the interior of what is now the Sultanate of Oman.
The Institute for Middle East Studies is starting a book club to give students an opportunity to practice their Arabic and be exposed to Arabic literary culture. This year's first book will be an abridged copy of Sayyidi wa Habibi by Hoda Barakat, with the expectation that the abridged version would be more accessible to non-native readers of Arabic.
Our class of 2016's Capstone Research Projects are now posted online! Congratulations to all our capstone cohort, who covered several of the region's countries including Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, and Israel. All our students' Capstone projects can be seen online on our site. A very special congratulations to Amanda Sass and William Schulte, whose capstone Understanding the Viability of the Arab Peace Initiative, was chosen by the institute's faculty directors as this year's most outstanding project.
Introduction to Islamic Economics
The Arab Uprisings Explained
Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel's Liberal Settler State
By Hossein Askari, Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs
Edited by Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
By Shira Robinson, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs