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MES presents: Joseph Massad

Maxwell Auditorium

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“Conjunctive Prepositions: Sexuality and/in Islam” Joseph Massad Associate Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History, Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures Columbia University    Professor Massad is one of the most prominent scholars on masculinity and sexuality within Middle East Studies. His first book on colonialism and national identity in Jordan was based on research that was awarded the Malcolm Kerr Dissertation Award from the Middle East Studies Association. His most recent book tracing Arab social, cultural and intellectual views on sexual desire Desiring Arabs received the Lionel Trilling Award from Columbia University in 2008. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Department of History, Department of Religion, and Gender and Globalization. 

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.