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
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 early admission is February 25, 2015. Students who apply by February 25 will receive a response by the second week of March. 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.


Digital Accountability: Activism, social media and investigative journalism in contemporary Beirut
Habib Battah, Journalist/Editor, Beirut Report
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Auditorium A, West Hall
[Co-sponsored by the Asfari Institute for Civil Society & Citizenship,
the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Media Studies and the
Media Studies Program]

“This is what you see in Lebanon”: Mandate-Era Tourism and National Branding
Andrea L. Stanton, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Denver
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm
College Hall, B1

Why Gender Matters? A Feminist Perspective on Violence, Political Transition and Sectarianism in Iraq
Nadje Al Ali, Professor of Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm
College Hall, B1
[Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Arts & Humanities Initiative]

Reflections on the Sanad-cum-Matn
Maher Jarrar, Professor of Arabic, Chair of the Arts and Humanities Initiative, AUB
February 10, 2015 at noon
Seminar Room, Building 37
[as part of the Majãlis in Islamic Studies research forum]

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.

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