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Regime Security, Security Dilemmas, and the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry with Henrik Lauritsen

November 28th, 2018 512 Conference Room (512O) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  ...
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Film Screening: By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam with Zareena Grewal

March 7, 2019 5:00pm GW Textile Museum 701 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 This event is cosponsored by the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom and the GW Textile Museum   In March 1996, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf (formerly Chris Jackson), an all-star guard for the...
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Into the Hands of the Soldiers featuring David Kirkpatrick & Anne Patterson, Moderated by Yasser El-Shimy

November 8, 2018 6:00pm Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brother as president. The 2013 military coup replaced him with...
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For the War Yet to Come: Planning Beirut’s Frontiers with Hiba Bou Akar

April 4, 2019 5:00pm Room 505 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 Beirut is a city divided. Following the Green Line of the civil war, dividing the Christian east and the Muslim west, today hundreds of such lines dissect the city. For the residents of Beirut, urban...
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Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq with Omar Dewachi

March 21, 2019 5:00pm 1957 E St NW Room 505 Washington, DC 20052 Iraq's healthcare has been on the edge of collapse since the 1990s. Once the leading hub of scientific and medical training in the Middle East, Iraq's political and medical infrastructure has been...
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Film Screening: “Aisha” and Q&A with Filmmaker Asma Bseiso

January 17, 2019 5:00pm Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 RSVP Meet the director Asma is an award winning film and documentary director who's been in the field since 2007. In 2008 she was enrolled in the documentary fellowship program...
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Book Launch: Partitions A Transnational History of Twentieth-Century Territorial Separatism with Arie Dubnov & Laura Robson

January 31, 2019 5:00pm 1957 E St NW Room 505 Washington, DC Partition—the physical division of territory along ethno-religious lines into separate nation-states—is often presented as a successful political "solution" to ethnic conflict. In the twentieth century, at...
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Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo with Seth Anziska

December 13, 2018 5:00pm Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 For seventy years Israel has existed as a state, and for forty years it has honored a peace treaty with Egypt that is widely viewed as a triumph of U.S. diplomacy in the...
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Finding Home: In Conversation with Hannah Allam, Osama Alomar, Susan Darraj, and Laila Halaby

November 27, 2018 7:00pm Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20052 General Ticket: $20.00 GW Student Discount: $16.00 Use discount code IMESHOME to reduce price to $18 Purchase Tickets Here The PEN/Faulkner Foundation & GWU’s Institute of...
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2018 Middle East Studies Capstone Presentations

Thursday, May 3, 2018 to Friday, May 4, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505...
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POMEPS: A book talk with Ann Wainscott on Bureaucratizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror

Monday, April 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 Ann Wainscott will join POMEPS to discuss her new book, Bureaucratizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror (Cambridge University Press, 2017) at the Elliott School for...
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IMES Veteran + Teacher Workshop

Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Using veteran voices to teach about US involvement in the Middle East. Register...
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An Evening with the Oud Hobbyist Trio

A concert co-hosted by The Middle East Policy Forum at the George Washington University and the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Friday, April 27, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm School of Media and Public Affairs Jack Morton Auditorium Ziyad Al Harbi Ziyad Al Harbi is an Oud...
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Iran in Transition? The Anatomy of Change

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 Almost four decades after the Islamic Revolution in Iran fundamental challenges are confronting the religious establishment in the country. Economic hardship and endemic...
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France and the United States: The Middle East, Migration, and Trade

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons Join us for this panel discussion on how the two countries can manage their differences on critical international issues involving security, migration and trade. ...
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The Ethics of Imagery: Heritage Practices in the Sultanate of Oman

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 Since its inception as a nation state from 1970, Oman’s expanding heritage industry and market for crafts and site fashions a distinctly national geography and a territorial...
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Iran Professional Development Workshop

Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons GW's Institute for Middle East Studies and World Affairs Council-Washington, DC Professional Development Workshop on Iran. Register...
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IMES Annual Conference: Nakba, Past and Present

Friday, April 13, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons Room 602 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel and of the Nakba, the dispossession and displacement of the Palestinian people that...
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Film Screening and Discussion with Amahl Bishara: Take My Pictures For Me

This Event Is Held In Conjunction With The 2018 IMES Annual Conference: Nakba, Past and Present.  Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 Can anyone really capture another people's stories? In this short documentary,...
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MEPF and The Program in Judaic Studies: The Ultimate Deal or the End of the Line? The Trump Administration and the Middle East Peace Process

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons A year after Donald Trump boasted that he could achieve the “ultimate deal” to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the peace process is in shambles. Following...
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Global Perspectives on Children and Youth Literature: A Workshop for Teachers

Monday, April 9, 2018 9:30am - 3:00pm Founders Library, 500 Howard Place NW Founders Browsing Room (1st Floor) This professional development workshop on literature for children and youth will be the fourth annual gathering of its kind. Join us as we explore selected...
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MEPF: Remaining in the back seat? Europe’s Role in the Middle East

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:00pm - 7:15pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons Dr. Asseburg and Dr. Bahout join the Middle East Policy Forum for a discussion moderated by Dr. Tamara Wittes on how Europe is approaching policy issues in the...
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Translating Novels, Translating Experiences with Kareem Abdulrahman

Monday, March 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs Suite 512 Kareem Abdulrahman translated the first Kurdish novel ever to appear in English. The 2016 novel, I Stared at the Night of the City, by Bakhtiyar Ali, tells the story of a band of...
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MEPF: Voices From a New Generation in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:15pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons featuring Abdullah Alaoudh Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Law School Hala Al-Dosari Robert G. James Scholar Fellow, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University Sultan Alamer...
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IMES Lecture Series: Foreign Volunteers in the 1948 War: A Comparative Examination

With Nir Arielli Monday, March 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs Suite 512 Conference Room In the early stages of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, the clearest manifestations of transnational involvement were Arab Liberation Army forces and...
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Occupational Risks: Israel in the West Bank

with Gershon Shafir Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 This talk raises the two burning questions in this 50th anniversary of the 1967 War. First, “Is the presence of Israel’s military and settlers in the West...
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IMES Lecture Series: Slanted View and Sacred Gaze: Mecca’s views in the Pre-Modern Era

With Avinoam Shalem Thursday, February 8, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 This lecture analyzes varied iconic visions of the Haram (the sacred sanctuary) of Mecca. A gaze at the late medieval and early modern images of Mecca...
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Innovations in Arabic Language Teaching

for 6-12 + Community College Arabic Teachers Saturday, February 3, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons Room 602 Join us for a full-day workshop on new approaches for developing curricula and teaching Arabic as a foreign...
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Poverty Mapping Workshop

for 6-12 Teachers and Community College Educators Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm Phillips Hall Room 209 What is poverty and how is it mapped? This workshop explores what it means to be poor and introduces educators to opensource mapping techniques that...
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Book Launch: Said the Prophet of God

With Joel Blecher Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 Although scholars have long studied how Muslims authenticated and transmitted Muhammad’s sayings and practices (hadith), the story of how they interpreted...
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