Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Events

An Overview on the Middle Eastern Diaspora in the US: Challenges & Opportunities for Integration

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Preserving Dignity, Enriching Lives: The Arab American Communities. Presenter: Nahla Kayali.
Iranian Americans and the experience of discrimination. Presenter: Ali Akbar Mahdi.
Civic, Healthcare, and Immigration Rights: South Asian American Experiences. Presenter: Bilal H. Kazmi.
Turkish-American Experiences in Civic Engagement. Presenter: Dr. Ayca Altintig. Read more

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: NASRIN

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 4:00pm

Nasrin Sotoudeh

NASRIN is an immersive portrait of attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the world’s most prominent human rights activists and political prisoners. Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBT prisoners, religious and ethnic minorities, journalists and artists, and those facing the death penalty. She was arrested in June 2018 for representing women who were protesting Iran’s mandatory hijab law, and she was sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes (12 years of which she must serve). Read more

The Feeling of Being Watched, a film by Assia Boundaoui

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:15pm to 4:30pm

Assia Boundaoui

In the Arab-American neighborhood outside of Chicago where director Assia Boundaoui grew up, most of her neighbors think they have been under surveillance for over a decade. While investigating their experiences, Assia uncovers tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents that prove her hometown was the subject of one of the largest counterterrorism investigations ever conducted in the U.S. before 9/11, Read more

Gendered Trauma and the Politics of Unchilding

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:30pm

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Join us as we welcome Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian to CSUN, where she will discuss her new book, Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding.

Unchilding: The political work of violence designed to create, direct, govern, transform and construct colonized children, as dangerous, raciallized others, enabling their eviction from the realm of childhood itself. Read more

Gendered Trauma and the Politics of Unchilding

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:30pm

Incarcerated Childhood and thee Politics of Unchilding

Lecture followed by book signing with Dr.Nedera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, human rights advocate. UNCHILDING: the political work of violence designed to create, direct, govern, transform & construct colonized children as dangerous, racialized others, enabling their eviction from the realm of childhood itself. Read more

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