CSAMES Lectures

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  • Dr Alon works on the social history of “ordinary” people in the Middle East, and specifically on the Egyptian Jewry and now the Shami (Lebanese and Syrian) Jewries in the 20th century. Combining Archival work with oral history, life stories and testimonials my work gleans new information and allows...
  • Sept. 17, 2020 "Political Events in Post-Revolutionary Iran"         Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Director, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech   {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/1_wna9bkzi.jpg?itok=MeCZER_9","...
  • Oct. 1, 2020 "Nationalism and Ethnic Diversity in Iran"          James Berry, Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University   {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/1_s8vyeup1.jpg?itok=yr3B5Lzr","video_url":"https://...
  • Nov. 17, 2020 (Brown Bag)  "Micropolitics & Liberating Space in Urban & Peri-Urbana Iran"  Atyeh Ashtari, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, UIUC  {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/1_46nvvq06.jpg?itok=...
  • Join us for an enriching conversation of Turkish gastronomy and its culture and tradition along with its journey from past to present. You will also learn how to cook some delicious Turkish dishes. Our expert guest will talk you through the process while you observe the Turkish food cooking...
  • April 9 at 5:30 pm via Zoom Join us and comedian Amer Zahr, writer of “Being Palestinian Makes Me Smile” and creator of the documentary “We’re Not White,” for an evening of Quarantine Comedy and a discussion on Amer Zahr’s experience growing up Arab and learning the Arabic language and...
  • Presented by Prof. Laila Hussein Moustafa, Dr. Hoa Luong, and Miss Abby  Fogarty, the speakers provide common practices in file management to help develop personal strategies. They also discuss where to find African and Middle East materials online, in the library, and beyond.   {"...
  • Devi S. Laskar poet, photographer, novelist speaks about writing a contemporary novel that discusses difficult subjects such as racism, misogyny, and being other in America.   {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/1_3oazy8w7.jpg?itok...
  • Joshua Landis is the Sandra Mackey Chair in Middle East Studies and Director of the Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies and the Center for Middle East Studies in the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies. He teaches courses on the following topics:...
  • Drs. Lyons and Kass-Hanna discuss challenges and opportunities facing humanitarian and development organizations. They propose the construction of a multidimensional livelihood index to assist these organizations in developing shared-targeting strategies that reduce aid dependency and promote...
  • We will hear a conversation on Turkish coffee culture along with its journey from past to present. Viewers will also see how to prepare Turkish coffee through a demonstration by Gizem Ṣalcıgil White, the "Turkish Coffee Lady."
  • Poland and Its Military Adventure in Iraq as Part of the US Coalition of the Willing (2003-2008) presented by Derek Monroe (writer, reporter, and consultant), gives an historical perspective on the country plus the current set of politics that wound up having the Polish army being sent as defacto...
  • Photobook Egypt: Nine Stories, Nine Influential Photographers, presented by Marwa M. Abou Leila, Co-founder of Photopia Cairo and Curator of  Photobook Egypt. Dr. Abou Leila discusses her dream is to offer a non-digital platform to document extraordinary photography work and make it accessible and...
  • Global Jihad and Movements of Rage presented by Professor Glenn E. Robinson, Naval Postgraduate School. Professor Robinson discusses the following: Most violent jihadi movements in the twentieth century focused on removing corrupt, repressive secular regimes throughout the Muslim world. But...
  • Dr. Atyeh Ashtarim discuss Micropolitics of Iran.    {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/1_46nvvq06.jpg?itok=nvgF2TGx","video_url":"https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_46nvvq06","settings":{"responsive":1,"width":"700","...
  • Professor Magda Hasabelnaby presented on renowned Egyptian Author Latifa Alzayyat. Professor Hasabelnaby is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Ain Shams University. {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/1_rb4tipmt....
  • Talk explores the significance of Afro-Iraqi rituals within a problematic oppressive context. Afro-Iraqi rituals play two important roles within Afro-Iraqi culture: assert and sustain communal identity and resist hegemony and discrimination. Talk touches on slavery in pre-Islam Arabia and islam,...
  • This talk on the democratization of health will be given by Dr. Irfan Ahmad. A Dr. at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.  The talk focuses on the evolution of the Health Maker Lab, and the efforts currently underway to engage the campus and wider community- locally and beyond.   {"...
  • This talk on Ibadi identity in North Africa and Oman will be given by professor Valerie Hoffman. A professor of religion studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The talk deals with issues encountered by Professor Hoffman during her trip to Algeria, Tunisia and Oman while she was...
  • Oman has undergone considerable economic and social transformation since 1970 and at the same time it has played important roles as a mediator in the Middle East’s regional conflicts. However, Oman’s multi-faceted development and the country’s contributions to international peace and stability...
  • This is a recording of Panel 4 of the above Symposium, December 1, 2017. Speakers: Muhammad Awan, Major General of the Pakistan Army; Najma Pirzada, Pakistan Television News Journalist; Moeed Pirzada, Political Analyst and Commentator at Pakistan Television; and Shahbaz Gill, Advisor at Center for...
  • Return to Status Quo Ante or New Alignments in the Middle East Region? Co-sponsored By: European Union Center; Center for Global Studies; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Department of Sociology; Department of Religion; Center for African Studies; Women and Gender in Global...