Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)
 
 
The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut is a leading center for the interdisciplinary study of the Middle East, the Islamic world and the Arabic language, attracting a diverse group of students and scholars from around the world.
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CAMES summer Arabic programs (June 22 - August 7, 2015)

Applications for the 2015 CAMES summer Arabic programs in Modern Standard Arabic and Lebanese Colloquial Arabic are now online. The programs will run from June 22 - August 7, 2015. To apply to the Modern Standard Arabic program, click here. To apply to the Lebanese Colloquial Arabic program, click here. The deadline for regular admission is April 15, 2015. Students who apply by April 15 will receive a response by the first week of May.

Lectures & Events

The Workers Movement and the Arab Uprising (lecture in Arabic)
Gilbert Achcar, Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies
Tuesday April 28, 2015, 5-7 pm
College Hall, Auditorium B1
[Organized by the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship and co-sponsored with the Issam Fares Institute]

Book launch: Marxism, Religion and Orientalism (in Arabic)
Gilbert Achcar, Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies
With Arabic publisher Dr. Samah Idriss 
Thursday April 30, 2015 at 5.30 pm
West Hall, Auditorium C
[Organized by the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship]

Islam and Literature
Tarif Khalidi, Shaykh Zayid Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, AUB
Monday May 4th, 12-2pm, Building 37
[as part of the Majãlis in Islamic Studies research forum]

Why Yemen's UN-Mediated Political Transition Failed: A Look into the Current War and Post-Uprising Yemen
Farea Al-Muslimi, Carnegie Middle East Center
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at noon
IFI New Building (Green Oval), 5th floor Reading Room
[The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs-IFI]

Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan
Matthew Hull,University of Michigan
Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 4:30pm
College Hall B1

Occupation on Camera: Israeli Military Rule in the Smartphone Era
Rebecca L. Stein, Associate Professor, Duke University
May 7, 2015 
5:30 pm
Auditorium B1, College Hall

Majãlis in Islamic Studies

Under the auspices of its new Islamic Studies program, the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) of the American University of Beirut is pleased to announce the launching of the research forum, Majãlis in Islamic Studies. The forum draws together interested scholars, faculty and students in and around AUB and Beirut whose research intersects with themes in Islamic studies, and provides a space to share works in progress or recently completed, and to discuss common interests and concerns. Meetings will take place on the first Monday of every month in Seminar Room, Building 37, American University of Beirut.We invite you all to join us and we look forward to lively and stimulating discussions. 

Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies

Tel: +961 1 350 000
Ext.: 3845
Fax: +961 1 744 461
Email:
cames@aub.edu.lb

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