Farouk Mustafa Memorial Friday Lecture Series

2017-2018 Schedule

September 22, 2017 - Darryl Li (University of Chicago)
"The Foreign Fighter as Diasporic Partisan: Jihad Through the Half-Lives of Decolonization"

October 6, 2017 - Beth Baron (City University of New York)
"Middle East Studies in the Time of Trump"

October 27, 2017 - Houchang Chehabi (Boston University)
“The Legal Situation of Non-Twelver-Shiis in Iran”

January 12, 2018 - Paul Cobb (University of Pennsylvania)
"The Travails of Abulabaz: An 'Abbasid Elephant in Charlemagne's Court"

January 26, 2018 - Huda J. Fakhreddine (University of Pennsylvania)
"Poetry with a Prosaic Lineage: Salīm Barakāt’s Violent Interrogation of Arabic"

February 16, 2018 - Mona Hassan (Duke University)
"Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History"

February 23, 2018 - Marwan Kraidy (University of Pennsylvania)
"“Islamic State”’s Media Doctrine: A Preliminary Analysis"

5th Annual Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture on Modern Arabic Literature
April 6, 2018 -  Shaden Tageldin

“Measures of the Modern: Arabic Literature in the Shadow of Comparison“

April 13, 2018 - Maya Mikdashi (Rutgers)
"A Fire At the Archive: Statecraft, Memory, and Indeterminacy in Lebanon"

May 18, 2018 - Frank Griffel (Yale University)
“A Double Truth Theory in Islam? On the Relationship Between Kalam and Philosophy (hikma) in Islam’s Post-Classical Period”

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Marian H. Feldmann (Yale University)
“Monumental Architecture and the (De)construction of Memory during the Ur III Period”