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January 2017

‘Middle Eastern Women Writers and Their Impacts,’ Panel Discussion

January 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations for a panel of two scholars on Middle Eastern women writers. The panelists will elaborate on the significance of women’s writing in contemporary Middle East and the challenges they have faced on their way. Nesreen Akhtarkhavari, an associate professor and director of Arabic studies at DePaul University will discuss Jordanian women writers and their contributions to the local and regional literary scene with a focus on the award-winning…

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October 2017

Amir Soltani, ‘Religious Freedom and Hypocrisy in Iran: An Activist’s Guide to Changing the World’

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

What is religious persecution? What forms does a modern inquisition take? Who enforces it and how? What is the role of language? What does it mean to be changed as a heretic, to spread corruption on earth or to wage war against God? How do you resist? These are some of the questions Amir Soltani will consider through prism of the struggle for religious freedom in Iran. Soltani is an Iranian-American writer, journalist and human rights activist who has worked…

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November 2017

Clémentine Vidal-Naquet, ‘From the Front: Private Lives and Personal Letters in World War I’

November 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The First World War created massive divisions in the lives of families. In France, at least 5 million couples experienced separation during the four years of war. Most of these couples pursued their private lives by exchanging letters. The amount of conjugal correspondence written between 1914 and 1918 provides historians with an unprecedented quantity of sources, enabling the analysis of feelings expressed by couples about separation, at once a widely shared and eminently private experience.   In a joint presentation in…

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January 2018

Book Talk and Signing, ‘Escape from Hell: Based on the True Story of a Syrian Political Prisoner’

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join co-authors Zubair Rushk and Daniel Romm as they discuss their new book, Escape from Hell: Based on the True Story of a Syrian Political Prisoner. Escape from Hell is a powerful and enlightening historical political narrative that chronicles Rushk’s motivations for leaving Syria, the horrors he faced, and his journey to the United States. Co-authors Rushk and Romm will discuss the main arguments presented in the book including the US administration’s travel ban, torture in a political prison, war effects on…

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February 2018

Mohsen Kadivar, ‘Persian Lecture Series Part II: Treatise of Three Principles of Mulla Sadra’

February 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Persian Studies program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for part II of a Persian lecture series focusing on the philosopher Mulla Sadra presented by Mohsen Kadivar. Kadivar is an Iranian philosopher and research professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. This event is free and open to the public. Lectures will be in Persian. This event is sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill Persian Studies and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim…

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Joseph Mensah “African Immigrants in Canada and the Racial Discrimination Boomerang”

February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The black population in Canada today is highly diverse; it includes the Canadian-born descendants of those who came through the slave trade; the descendants of those who migrated from the U.S. before and after the Civil War; and blacks who immigrated from the Caribbean, African and other countries in recent decades. Notwithstanding this diversity, portrayals of blacks as a homogeneous group abound in the Canadian public discourse and academic writings. This presentation will deal with the immigration, socioeconomic conditions and…

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April 2018

European Horizons Trivia Night and Elections

April 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

For EHC's last meeting of the semester, we will be holding two exciting events. We will first be hosting a Europe-themed trivia night (with possible prizes-stay tuned), followed by our bi-annual elections for our executive board positions. All positions are up for election, which include Graduate President, Undergraduate President, Undergraduate Vice President, Treasurer, and Public Relations Chair. Please come out and run for a position- it is a great way to get involved!  

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October 2018

Monumental Histories

October 24, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us for a panel discussion and Q&A on the challenges of historical memory and memorialization from different sites around the world, including early twentieth-century France, early modern and postwar Germany, and contemporary South Africa and China. The purpose of the panel is to provide broader global and historical contexts for situating on-going campus debates surrounding the issue of Silent Sam.

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February 2019

Urdu Majlis

February 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join the Carolina Asia Center on Saturday February 16 for the next monthly meeting of Urdu Majlis, the Triangle’s Urdu Literary Forum. This Urdu Majlis will concentrate on the life and works of Sufi Tabassum (1899-1978), best known for his many poems written for children, as the creator of the Tot Batot character, and as the translator of many poetical works from mostly Persian into Punjabi and Urdu languages. Please arrive on time as a courtesy to others. Participants…

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April 2019

Amir Tibon, ‘Israeli Politics 101 and Upcoming Elections’

April 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

On April 9, 2019, Israelis will go to the polls. But now that the Israeli Attorney General recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust, how will it impact the upcoming elections? Who are the other parties and personalities running for election? What will happen to the Israeli political landscape if Netanyahu is replaced? And how will this impact U.S.-Israel relations? Amir Tibon’s presentation will address these issues and the structure…

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October 2019

Lynn Stephen, ‘Why Central American Women Fleeing Violence Seek Asylum’

October 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stephen’s scholarly work centers on the impact of globalization, migration, nationalism and the politics of culture on indigenous communities in the Americas. Her current collaborative research explores the structural opportunities and challenges that facilitate and impede indigenous women’s access to gendered justice in Guatemala and the U.S. She explores this question through comparative research on two routes to gendered justice that some indigenous Guatemalan women have used: specialized courts for crimes of femicide and other forms of violence against women in…

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US-Israel Relations: Between the White House, Congress, and the Israeli Government

October 29, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

There is a growing split between Democrats and Republicans, as well as between the White House and Congress, on the issue of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition, Israel went through two elections within five months, and could have another one quite soon. Israeli journalist Amir Tibon will discuss recent events in Washington, DC and in Israel and the impact they could have on the U.S.-Israel relationship, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the broader Middle East. For more information, contact Shai Tamari…

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November 2022

Thinking Globally from South Africa​, Dr. Yousuf Al-Bulushi

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

As part of the Carolina Seminar "Towards a liberatory 'global'?: Building anti-racist, feminist, and decolonial understandings of the global" ​ Dr. Yousuf Al-Bulushi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. His book manuscript, Ruptures in the Afterlife of the Apartheid City, explores a movement of shack dwellers in the city of Durban, South Africa for the lessons they offer to national, continental, and global debates on precarity, anti-blackness, autonomy, and development. He is currently co-director for a year-long Sawyer Seminar…

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