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

Philistine Aesthetics
Justin. E. H. Smith (Paris VII)
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Hostler Auditorium
[Organized by the Arts and Humanities Initiative (AHI) and co-sponsored by Anis Makdisi Program in Literature (AMPL), the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Media Studies (SOAM), and the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)]

Atrocities, Accountability, Memory, Policy: Transitional Justice Approaches for Syria
Helena Cobban, Just World Books
Thursday April 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm
Auditorium B1, College Hall

Out in the Streets: The Shifting Terrains of Activist Documentary in Cairo
Mark Westmoreland, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stockholm University
Thursday April 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm
College Hall, B1
[co-sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Initiative and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Media Studies]

Fourth International Conference on Social Thought and Theory in the MENA Region: Comparative Methods in Studying Religion and Society
25-26 April, 2015 in the Auditorium, Issam Fares Institute
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Abstracts & Bios
The conference is open to the public (with simultaneous translation: Arabic/English)
[Co-sponsored by The Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Media Studies, the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies and the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature]

The Early Formation of the AUB Libraries’ Manuscript Collection (1866-1920): History, Provenance, and Usage
A special session of the  research forum, Majãlis in Islamic Studies by Samar Mikati and Kaoukab Chebaro (AUB Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections)
April 27, 2015 : 12-2pm,  Auditorium B, West Hall
[co-hosted with the Arts and Humanities Initiative]

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]

Media Brown Bag by Laura Kasinof
Author of Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen
Former reporter for for the New York Times from Yemen
Wednesday May 6, 2015 at 2 pm
IFI Multipurpose Lab, 3rd floor
[Co-organized with Media Studies Program]

Occupation on Camera: Israeli Military Rule in the Smartphone Era
Rebecca L. Stein, Associate Professor, Duke University
May 7, 2015 
4:00 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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