2019-2020 Schedule

September 27 -  Khaled Furani (Tel Aviv University)
"Recovering Khalifa for an Ethics of Fragility: Fragments of a Palestinian Challenge from Within the Leviathan"

November 1 - Brinkley Messick (Columbia University)
"The Anthropologist as Reader"

November 22 - Asli Bali (UCLA) 
“From Revolution to Devolution? Reforming the State in the Modern Middle East”

January 24 - Husni Haddad Lecture - Samer El Saber  (Stanford University)
"Palestinian Performance on the Theatrical Front"

February 7 - Dimitri Gutas (Yale University)
"Graeco-Arabic Studies beyond Greek and Arabic: Integrating the Western Humanities Canon"

February 21 - Asli Igsiz (New York University)
"Humanism in Ruins: Entangled Legacies of the Greek-Turkish Population Exchange"

March 6 - Rochelle Terman (University of Chicago)
"Islamophobia and Media Portrayals of Women’s Rights: A Computational Text Analysis of U.S. News Coverage

April 3 - Shi’a Studies Symposium - POSTPONED 

April 10 - Farouk Mustafa Memorial Lecture on Modern Arabic Literature - Samah Selim (Rutgers University) - POSTPONED

April 17 - Satyel Larson (Princeton University)- POSTPONED

April 24 - James Montgomery (University of Cambridge)
"The Classical Arabic Hunting Poem: A Library of Arabic Literature Project"- POSTPONED

May 8 - Aynur de Rouen (Binghamton University - SUNY)
"The Story of the Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library & Museum Collection" (Co-sponsored by Kurdish Circle)

May 15 - Güneş Murat Tezcür (University of Central Florida)
"Kurdish Studies in North America"" (Co-sponsored by Kurdish Circle)

May 29 - Orit Bashkin (University of Chicago)
"An Old New World: Modernity, Science, and New Islamic Cosmology"