2018-2019 MESP Events

  • September 19, 2018
    Book Talk: “Circulation of Political Elite in Post-Revolutionary Iran: An Empirical Investigation” by Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University

  • September27-29 
    Film Festival: 16th annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

  • October 11
    Lecture: “Nana Asma’u: The Model for Literate Women Muslims” by Beverly Mack, Professor Emerita of African Studies, University of Kansas

  • October 23
    Lecture: “Transitional Justice Without Transition: Whither Egypt?” by Mohamed A. ‘Arafa, Assistant Professor of Law, Alexandria University (Egypt), Visiting Scholar, Cornell University

  • November 1
    Lecture: “The Politics of Kuwaiti Foreign Aid and Islamic Charitable Giving in Africa” by Mara Leichtman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University

  • November 12
    Lecture: “Eight Years Later: What Has Gone Wrong with Syria’s Conflict?” by Deyaa Alrwishdi, Director of Syria Initiative to Combat Sexual and Gender Based Violence

  • February 20, 2019
    Language Table: Arabic Conversation Table 

  • March 5
    Language Table: Persian Language Table

  • March 19
    Lecture: “Being Muslim: Women of Color in American Islam” by Sylvia Chan-Malik, Associate Professor in the Departments of American and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University

  • March 21
    Language Table: Arabic Conversation Table

  • March 27
    Language Table: Hebrew Language Table

  • April 2
    Language Table: Hebrew Language Table

  • April 5-6
    Conference: From Historiography to Philosophical Engagement: The Future of Islamic Philosophy

  • April 9
    Language Table: Persian Language Table

  • April 10
    Language Table: Hebrew Language Table
  • April 11
    Film Screening: And Then They Came for Us: Film Screening and Q&A with Dr. Satsuki Ina

  • April 12
    Symposium: Challenging Authoritarianism: Stories and Strategies of Resistance

  • April 12
    Lecture: “Understanding  Erdogan’s  New  Turkey:  Identity  Politics  Inside  Out”  by  Lisel  Hintz,  Assistant  Professor  of  International Relations and European Studies, Johns Hopkins University

  • April 17
    Language Table: Turkish Language Table

  • April 18
    Arabic Cultural Day

  • April 23
    Panel: “Transnational Feminist Solidarities: A Conversation” with panelists Sunera Thobani, University of British Columbia; Carol W.N. Fadda, Syracuse University; Amy Kallander, Syracuse University; and Dana M. Olwan, Syracuse University

  • April 29
    Reception: Middle Eastern Studies Program Spring Reception