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The MEIS Symposium took place on November 9th and Nov 15th, 2011. Videos from the symposium are available through the link below:
MEIS Keynote : Dr. Juan Cole
Please click here for MEIS Site credits
Courses offered in fall 2012 include: Languages (Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian); History (HIST424: Medieval Middle East); Political Science (POLS420D: International Relations of the Middle East); Religious Studies (RS365: Islam); Journalism (JOUR495MAM: Muslims in the Media); Gender & Women’s Studies (GWS315: Sexuality, Gender and Islam in the US)
For more information contact Dr. Nayereh Tohidi at: 818-677-7218 or email@example.com
Advising is hosted in College of Humanities, Student Services Center/EOP, Jerome Richfield, Room 240, Phone: 818-677-4767
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:00-5:00 Wed 8:00-7:00
Articles on the MEIS program are linked in this section:
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies
Sierra Hall 194
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8415
Telephone: (818) 677-6762
Facsimile: (818) 677-3605
April 24, 2013. 4 p.m. VPAC, Room LA 181. Screening of documentary film "The Light in Her Eyes," about women in Syria prior to the revolution. Feminist filmmakers Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix will be there to discuss making the film. Please click this link for the event flyer.
March 6, 2013. 4 p.m. VPAC, Room LA 181. Screening of documentary film "The Suffering Grasses" and a discussion about the Syrian civil war with artist Fadia Afashe and actor Jihad Abdo. 6:30 p.m. New Sahara Gallery, 18860 Nordhoff Street, Suite 202. Reception and viewing of Afashe's "I Rise". Please click this link for the event flyer
November 8, 2012. 4 p.m. Jerome Richfield, Room 221. Citizen Media in Lebanon. Presenter: Melissa Wall, CSUN Journalism professor. Please click this link for the event flyer
October 29, 2012. 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. USU Grand Salon. Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case of Liberty. Lecture by Mustafa Akyol. Please click this link for the event flyer
October 25, 2012. 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. USU Flintridge Room. Islamophobia: Beyond Myths to Social Change. Presenter: Amer Ahmed. Please click this link for the event flyer
October 25, 2012. 4 p.m. Jerome Richfield Hall, Room 221. Muslim Women and Social Change in the U.S. Lecture by Ferial Masry. Please click this link for the event flier.
April 19th, 2012. 4 p.m. Jerome Richfield Hall, Room 246, CSUN. Women, Education and Development in the Middle East. Lecture by Hossein Hafezian. Please click this link for the Event flier.
April 24th, 2012. 7 p.m. Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451, CSUN. Tunisia Jasmine Revolution. From Rebellian to Revolution. Lecture by Dr. Imed Bouslama, Fulbright Scholar from Tunisia at UC, Berkeley. Please click this link for the Event flier.
On November 9 and 15, 2011, over 100 scholars, students, ethnic community leaders, activists, representatives of the media and interfaith groups from SoCal will gather along with CSUN faculty from the new minor initiative in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program (MEIS) at the MEIS Symposium. The symposium is to discuss with 12 distinguished experts invited to CSUN. This symposium is funded by an NEH grant and directed by Dr. Nayereh Tohidi. It aims to help CSUN faculty with curriculum development and to provide all participants with an opportunity for exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices concerning pedagogical challenges in MEIS. Selected parts of the proceedings of this symposium will be featured on this website later.