Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Events

AL-ÁNDALUS AND THE DECOLONIZATION OF EUROPE: REVISITING THE “CONVIVENCIA” IN AMÉRICO CASTRO’S WORK

Monday, April 25, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Javier Garcia Fernandez

Join us for a fascinating discussion about the historical period called “la Convivencia” or the peaceful “co-existence” of Catholics, Jews, and Muslims before 1492 in Muslim Spain. Come and gain a new view of Europe and its relationship with the East. Guest Speaker renowned decolonial historian: Javier Garcia Fernandez, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy and Arts, University of Granada, Spain Read more

Intimate Histories: A Virtual Conversation with Rafia Zakaria

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria is an author, attorney, and human rights activist. She is the author of Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption, The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan, and Veil. She has written for Al Jazeera, The Nation, CNN, the New York Times Book Review, Guardian Books, The New Republic, The Baffler, Boston Review, and DAWN, Read more

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

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