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2016

Teaching the Middle East

Through Art, Music, and Culture Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:00am - 3:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons This workshop will help K-12 educators develop strategies to look beyond the dominant narratives of conflict and violence in the...

Re-Engaging Gaza: Looking Beyond Politics Toward the Future

IMES Annual Conference Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs State Room, 7th Floor This interdisciplinary conference will bring together a diverse group of scholars, journalists, and practitioners to discuss the complex...

Arabia Incognita

With Sheila Carapico Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 With a bloody, US-backed Saudi military intervention in Yemen rarely making headlines, observers may well find the intersectional politics of the Arabian...

Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life

With Farah Al-Nakib Monday, April 4, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 As the first Gulf city to experience oil urbanization, Kuwait City's transformation in the mid-twentieth century inaugurated a now-familiar regional narrative: a...

Occupation Inc.

With Sarah Saadoun and Ralph Steinhardt Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 There are now more than half a million Israeli settlers living in the Israeli-occupied West Bank including East...

The Syrian Refugee Experience

A Conversation with Firas, a Syrian Refugee Monday, March 28, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 The Syrian Crisis has caused millions of Syrians to leave their homes and seek refuge in nearby countries. These...

Film Screening: Cairo Drive

With Director, Sherief Elkatsha Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:30pm - 9:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons Cairo, Egypt. 20 million people. 23,600 miles of road. Two million cars. Taxis, buses, donkey carts, and swarms of people, all...

Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil Urbanism and Road Revolt

With Pascal Menoret Thursday, March 24, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 Based on four years of fieldwork in Riyadh, Pascal Menoret’s Joyriding in Riyadh explores the social fabric of the city and connects it to Saudi Arabia’s...

Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine

With Sherene Seikaly Thursday, March 10, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 Men of Capital examines British-ruled Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s through a focus on economy. In a departure from the expected histories of Palestine,...

Women in the Middle East Political Sphere After the Uprisings

Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons- Room 602 The Arab uprisings of 2011 shook the societies and politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Join POMEPS for this panel that examines how these...

Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics

With Dr. Joseph Sassoon Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons  Dr. Joseph Sassoon will join MEPF to discuss his recent release, Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics. By examining the...