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"

January 31 - Naghmeh Sohrabi (Brandeis University)
"Is the 1979 Revolution Still Relevant to the Islamic Republic of Iran?"

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  

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

April 17 - Satyel Larson (Princeton University)

April 24 - James Montgomery (University of Cambridge)