2017-2018 MESP Events 

  •  September 8, 2017
    Screening and Panel Discussion: They Shall Not Parish: The Story of Near East Relief. 

  • September 14, 2017
    Lecture: Ervand Abrahamian, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Iranian and Middle Eastern History and Politics, Baruch College, The City University of New York, “Revisiting the 1953 Coup: Was It About Oil or Communism?”

  • September 15, 2017
    Workshop: “The United States & The World: The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Foreign Relations Workshop Series”

  • September 28, 2017
    Lecture: Jacob Mundy, Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Colgate University, “Regional Insecurities: Arms, Oil, and Orientalism in the Middle East and North Africa.”

  • October 12, 2017
    Lecture: Wafaa Bilal, Associate Arts Professor, New York University, “Performing Change: Diaspora and Belonging.” 

  • October 17, 2017
    Musical Performance: Latif Bolat 

  • October 24, 2017
    Concert: Turkish Classical Music Concert Featuring: Hasan Isakkut & His Orchestra

  • October 25, 2017
    Lecture: Thomas F. Madden, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University, “Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World.” 

  • October 27, 2017
    Film Screening: Kedi (Cat)

  • November 14, 2017
    Film Screening and Discussion: Journey Through Smyrna: Two Cultures. One Music. One Journey

  • March 29, 2018
    Lecture: Paul Thomas Chamberlin, Associate Professor of History, Columbia University, “The Cold War’s Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace.” 

  • March 30, 2018 
    MES Spring Symposium: “Inventing the Muslim World and Islamophobia” with Cemil Aydin, Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Deepa Kumar, Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. 

  • April 10, 2018 
    Arabic Cultural Day

  • April 11, 2018
    Lecture: Nadje Al-Ali, Chair, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London, “Gendered Mobilization, Body Politics & Change in the Middle East.” 

  • April 14, 2018
    Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Mai Masri: 3000 Nights 

  • April 20, 2018
    MES Spring Symposium: “The Politics of Gender and Islam,” with Begüm Adalet (Visiting Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University), Natalie Khazaal (Assistant Professor of International Studies and Middle East Studies, Texas A&M University), Katherine Lemons (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, McGill University), and Fareen Parvez (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst). 

  • April 24, 2018
    Public Talk: Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York, “The Future of the Middle East: Israel’s Integration into the Arab World.”