Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Events

United States and an Imploding Middle East: Where to from Here? A public lecture by Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Mehrzad Boroujerdi is Professor of Political Science and O’Hanley Faculty Scholar at Syracuse University. He is currently a Fellow of the American Council on Education in residence at California State University, Northridge as well as a visiting scholar at UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies. Dr. Boroujerdi’s research centers on intellectual and political history of modern Iran. Read more

Screening: 7 Days in Syria

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

7 Days in Syria

The documentary 7 Days in Syria shines a light on one of the largest humanitarian disasters of the 21st Century – an ongoing, 6-year war that has killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced more than half of Syria’s population. Read more

States, Exclusion, and the Politics of Identity

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

States, Exclusion, and the Politics of Identity

Joe Wiltberger, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Central American Studies, CSUN "Latinx Immigration in a Climate of Uncertainty"; Azza Basarudin, Lecturer, Dept. of Gender & Women’s Studies, UCLA & CSUN “Feminists contesting the State and Moderate Islam in Malaysia”; Ibrahim al Sultan, Graduate student in Mass Communication, Journalism, CSUN “Stateless people living in Kuwait”; Nayereh Tohidi, Professor of GWS and Director of MEIS “Navigating Islamist Extremism & Islamophobia in Iran and the US.”

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Challenging President Trump's "Muslim Ban"

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

No Muslim Ban!

President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769 on 1/27 which limits entry for individuals from 7 predominantly Muslim countries and for all refugees into the U.S. The order has been legally challenged and fiercely opposed by American Muslims and non-Muslims.
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