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CAMES Events 2016-2017

LECTURE: The Patriarchal Archive of Mardin, Turkey: Late Ottoman Documents of a 'Millet'
George Kiraz, Beth Mardutho - Rutgers University
May 18, 2017
Co-sponsored by The Anis Makdisi Program in Literature (AMPL)

LECTURE: Historicizing Lebanese Emigration
Akram Khater, North Carolina State University 
May 8, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and Art History

A Graduate Mini-Conference:
Global Modernisms - on Arab and Latin American Modernisms
May 5, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Department of English & CASAR

BOOK PANEL: A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut
By Toufoul Abou-Hodeib, University of Oslo
Discussant: Alexis Wick (History – AUB)
Moderator: Nadya Sbaiti (CAMES - AUB)
May 3, 2017

LECTURE: Rumi, Sufism and the “Good Islam”: Constructing Sufism in the Modern World
Jamal Elias, University of Pennsylvania
April 27, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages

Lecture: Thinking the Maghrib between Paris and Beirut: The Moroccan post-independence efforts to decolonize the social sciences
Idriss Jebari
Arab Council for Social Sciences
April 12, 2017
Co-organized by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies (SOAM)

Lecture: Sextarianism: State Power and Political Difference in Lebanon
Maya Mikdashi
Rutgers University
April 10, 2017

Lecture: Arabic and Translation: Key Moments in Trans-Cultural Connection
Roger Allen, University of Pennsylvania
March 30, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages and the Department of English

Majãlis in Islamic Studies Lecture: Nubuwwa in Islam and the Qur'anic Image of Maryam
Abdul Rahman Chamseddine, Georgetown University
March 29, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH)

Lecture: Fear and Loathing: Middle Eastern History and Islam in the Age of Trump
Chase F. Robinson | President, The Graduate Center - CUNY
March 27, 2017
Co-organized by the Department of History and Archaeology

Lecture: The Slow Witness: Syrian War Literature in Real Time
Max Weiss, Princeton University
March 23, 2107
Co-organized by the Department of English

Tarjamat Series - ترجمات
A series of academic activities related to Translation, Practices, Histories and Theories
Co-sponsored by CAMES, the Department of English & the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages

The Perception of Meaning, A Poetic Performance
by Hisham Boustani (Author) and Thoraya El-Rayess (Translator)
March 14, 2017
On the Poetics of Translation
Henry Aweiss (USJ) and Sleiman Bakhti (Dar Nelson Publishing)
March 15, 2017

Dictaphone Group explores borders with "Nothing to Declare"
Research and Performance Collective
March 16, 2017

Sahar Mandour Turns "32" in a Public Lecture
Sahar Mandour (Author)
March 17, 2017

Lecture: Sufi Adab as Pedagogy: Shaykh-Murid Relationship across the Ages
by Alexander Knysh, University of Michigan
February 27, 2017
Co-organized by the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages

Lecture: Manuscript Cultures and the Start of an Indigenous Printing Industry in Maritime Southeast Asia
Jan van der Putten, University of Hamburg
February 22, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH) and the Department of Fine Arts and Art History (FAAH)

Majãlis in Islamic Studies: Abbasid Cities (c. 750-950 C.E) and their Slave Markets
Matthew Gordon, Visiting Professor-Howell Chair, Department of History and Archaeology
February 22, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH)

Book Discussion: On Print Cultures in the 19th-Century Islamic World
A discussion of Printing Arab Modernity: Book Culture and the American Press in 19th Century Beirut by Hala Auji
Discussants: Jan van der Putten (University of Hamburg) + Hala Auji (AUB)
Moderator: Bilal Orfali (AUB)
February 21, 2017
[Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH) and the Department of Fine Arts and Art History (FAAH)]

Roundtable Event: Unpacking Sa'dallah Wannous' Private Library at AUB
February 16, 2017
Speakers: Suzanne Kassab, Farouk Mardam Bey, Dima Wannous
Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Theater Initiative, and University Libraries

Book Launch: Democratic Transitions in the Arab World
by Ibrahim Elbadawi, Economic Research Forum (ERF) & Samir Makdisi, AUB
February 6, 2017
 Co-organized by the Institute of Financial Economics and the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature

Lecture: The Inventions and Reinventions of the Nahda
Jens Hanssen, University of Toronto
December 14, 2016

Book talk: Islam in Retrospect: Recovering the Message by Maher Mahmassani
December 5, 2106
Co-sponsored by the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature

Workshop: Art of the Arabic Periodical: Exploring Questions of Materiality, Readership & Language in 19th Century Ottoman Journals
28-29 November, 2016
Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH)

Lecture: An Avicennian Turn in Syriac Theology: Barhebraeus on the Existence of God and the Contingency of the Universe
Salam Rassi, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Arts and Humanities, AUB
November 30, 2016
Co-organized by the Majãlis in Islamic Studies research forum and the Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH)

PEN Lebanon: International Writers Tour: “Ways of Dialogue”
November 13-20, 2016
Poster & Program
Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH)

Seminar in Remembrance of Constantine Zurayk
Monday, October 31, 2016 
Co-sponsored by CAH, AMPL, Department of History and Archaeology

BOOK PANEL: Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life
by Farah Al-Nakib, American University of Kuwait
Discussant: Waleed Hazbun (PSPA - AUB)
Moderator: Nadya Sbaiti (CAMES - AUB)
October 20, 2016
Co-sponsored by the Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, Policy & Design

Electrifying the History of Lebanon: Public Utilities and Popular Protests in the Wake of Independence
Ziad M. Abu-Rish, Ohio University
October 7th, 2016
Co-sponsored by the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI)

CAMES Events 2015-2016

Doctoral Dissertation Summer Workshop: Researching Lebanon
The Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) held the first Lebanon-focused Doctoral Dissertation Summer Workshop on 13-24 June 2016. The program aimed to provide a framework for facilitating and advancing rigorous inter-disciplinary doctoral dissertation research on Lebanon.

Workshop on World War I:
1916/2016 - Human Catastrophe, Then and Now: Social Trauma and its Political Consequences
June 1, 2016
Program & Bios

Memories of Palestine and the Syrian Present: Two Book Launches
- Yusif Sayigh: Arab Economist, Palestinian Patriot. A Fractured Life Story; ed. Rosemary Sayigh
- Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities; Anaheed Al-Hardan
May 30, 2016
[Co-organized by Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI)]

BOOKS in MOTION:
Exploring Concepts of Mobility in Cross-Cultural Studies of the Book

May 5-7, 2016
[Organized by The Department of English and the Department of Fine Arts and Art History and co-sponosred by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Arts and Humanities, the Archives and Special Collections Department, University Libraries, in addition to the Orient-Institut Beirut, Max Weber Foundation]

Do Good Politics make Good Translations? Problems in Arabic to English Literary Translation
Michelle Hartman, McGill University
April 28, 2016
[Co-organized by the Department of English]

Ottoman Print Culture and the Rise of the Image: Everyday Life and the Historical Past in Ottoman Illustrated Journals 
Ahmet Ersoy, Boğaziçi University
April 21, 2016 
[Co-organized by the Department of Fine Arts and Art History] 

Picturing the square, the streets, and the denizens of Istanbul: Practices of Urban Space and Shifts in Visuality
Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, Boğaziçi University
April 20, 2016
[Co-organized by the Department of Fine Arts and Art History (FAAH) & the Department of Architecture and Design]

Political Transformation in Egypt since the Revolution: Drawing the big picture while looking at small things
Cilja Harders, Freie Universität Berlin
April 13, 2016
[Co-organized by the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI)]

An Erotic Occupation: Selfies, Soldiers, and the Semiotics of Participatory Zionism
Nicole Sunday Grove, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
April 13, 2016
[Co-organized by Media Brown Bag]

Drawing Blood: Art, Politics and Journalism
Molly Crabapple
April 11, 2016
A video of this event may be viewed here.
[Co-sponsored by Graphic Design, Media Studies, English, and the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR)]

The Iran-Iraq War and the Question of Nation and Sect in Iraq
Dina Rizk Khoury, George Washington University
April 6 at 5:30 PM

“I came to ease things for you and to teach you”: The Depiction of the Prophet Muhammad as Teacher in Hadith-and Sira-Literatures
Jens Scheiner, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen
April 6, 2016
[Co-sponsored by the Department of History & Archaeology]

The Sea is Our Life: Seaborne Exploration in Medieval Islam
Dionisius A. Agius, Al Qasimi Professor of Arabic Studies & Islamic Material Culture, University of Exeter
April 5, 2016
[Public lecture in the context of the AUB-Exeter panels held on 4th and 5th April, 2016]

The Ikhwān al-Safā’and their Rasā’il
Ian Richard Netton, Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
April 4, 2016
[Public lecture in the context of the AUB-Exeter panels held on 4th and 5th April, 2016]

AUB-Exeter University Collaboration
April 4-5, 2016
- Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, Exeter
- Anis Makdisi Program in Literature, AUB
- Center for Arab & Middle Eastern Studies, AUB
- Civilization Studies Program, AUB
- Jafet Library Archives, AUB

Roundtable Discussion and Book Launch:
The Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space, by Alexis Wick
Chaired by John Meloy (History, AUB)
Speakers:
- Alexis Wick (History, AUB)
- Nikolas Kosmatopoulos (PPIA/Anthropology, AUB)
- Patrick McGreevy (Dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, AUB)
- Ali Yaycıoğlu (History, Stanford University)
March 22, 2016

Order of Volatility: Power, Wealth and Death in the Ottoman Empire, 1450-1850
Ali Yaycioglu, Stanford University
March 23, 2016 
[Co-sponsored by The Department of History and Archaeology]

Discussion: The Politics of Human Rights and Western Foreign Policy in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings
Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director
Human Rights Watch – Middle East and North Africa Division
March 15, 2016
[Co-organized with the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA-PSPA), the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, and the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR)]

A State without Citizens: The Tragedy of Syrian History
Kevin Martin, Indiana University
March 15, 2016 

Normalized Abnormal: The Construction of Post Conflict Lebanon
Najib Hourani, Michigan State University
March 10, 2016

American Empire Comes Home: The Domestic Impacts of American Policies in the Middle East
Alexander Barder, Florida International University
February 25, 2016
[Co-organized with the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs & the Center for American Studies and Research]

Palestinian refugees and the international community: Future challenges in the light of regional developments
Michael Dumper, University of Exeter
February 18, 2016
[Co-organized with the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA)]

The Future Nature of Conflict: How war (and the technologies of war) will evolve
Major General Arthur David Gawn (New Zealand), Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)
February 15, 2016
[Co-organized with the UN in the Arab World Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs and the Program in Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA)]

The New Arab Wars and the Future of US Policy
Marc Lynch
Director, Project on Middle East Political Science
Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University
February 10, 2016 

Trajectories of Fear in Syria
Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University
February 2, 2016

Why Tunisia is not Syria - a discussion of THE ARAB UPRISINGS: Transforming and Challenging State Power
Eberhard Kienle, Institut Français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo), Beirut
- Discussant: Waleed Hazbun, Political Studies, AUB
- Moderator: Sari Hanafi,Sociology, AUB
January 28, 2016
[Co-organized with the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies (SOAM)]

غياب: استحضار الغائب وتجليات الحضور
ABSENCE: The Manifestations of a Recollected Presence
Poetry reading and conversation in Arabic (selected poems in English translation)
May Muzaffar
December 8, 2015
[Co-sponsored by The Department of English & The Anis Makdisi Program in Literature (AMPL)]

Yemen’s Civil Wars: Geneses, Actors and Possibilities
Adam Baron, European Council on Foreign Relations & Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies
December 2nd, 2015
[Co-sponsored by the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA)]

War Remains: Southern Counterpublics, Literature and Memory in Lebanon
Yasmine Khayyat, Rutgers University
November 27th, 2015
[Co-sponsored by The Department of English]

Region, Security, Regional Security: ‘Whose Middle East?’ Revisited
Pinar Bilgin, Bilkent University
November 12, 2015
[Co-sponsored by the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs]

Unsettled Belonging: Educating Palestinian American Youth after 9/11
Thea Renda Abu El-Haj, Rutgers University
October 28, 2015

The Politics of International Intervention and Limits of Western Conceptions of Peace: The Case of Palestine
Mandy Turner, Kenyon Institute (Council for British Research in the Levant)
October 26, 2015  
[Co-sponsored by the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs]

Qur’an and Zoroaster in Kurdistan: Authority and Attraction in Muslim Ethics
J. Andrew Bush, New York University-Abu Dhabi
October 21, 2015
[Organized by the Program in Islamic Studies at CAMES as part of the Majãlis in Islamic Studies research forum]

تأصيل الشكل الأوروبي للمسرح في العالم العربي: مصر نموذجاً
The Canonization of the European Form of Theater in the Arab World: The Case of Egypt
Joseph Zeidan, Ohio State University
October 12, 2015
***In Arabic***
[Co-sponsored by the Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic]

Lebanese migrants to French West Africa: Political Visions and Everyday Strategies
Andrew Arsan, University of Cambridge
September 17, 2015

Urbicide and the Arrangement of Violence in Syria
Deen Sharp, PhD candidate, CUNY
Thursday, September 10, 2015

CAMES Events 2014-2015

Lebanon in the 1940s and 1950s: A Panel Discussion
July 28, 2015
Link to AUB announcement
Link to Jadaliyya announcement

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

Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan
Matthew Hull,University of Michigan
May 6, 2015

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
May 5, 2015
[The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs-IFI]

Islam and Literature
Tarif Khalidi, Shaykh Zayid Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, AUB
May 4, 2015
[as part of the Majãlis in Islamic Studies research forum] click here to watch the lecture on YouTube

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

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

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
[co-hosted with the Arts and Humanities Initiative]

Fourth International Conference on Social Thought and Theory in the MENA Region: Comparative Methods in Studying Religion and Society
25-26 April, 2015
Concept
Program
Abstracts & Bios
[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]

Atrocities, Accountability, Memory, Policy: Transitional Justice Approaches for Syria
Helena Cobban, Just World Books
April 23, 2015

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

Philistine Aesthetics
Justin. E. H. Smith (Paris VII)
April 20, 2015
[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)]

ON WANNOUS
An International Conference
April 1, 2015
[Co-sponsored by the Department of English & the Center for American Studies and Research]

Moral perfectionism and the "mutuality of being": on silat al-rahim in the Palestinian refugee camps of Tyre, Lebanon
Sylvain Perdigon, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies, AUB
April 8, 2015
[as part of the Majãlis in Islamic Studies research forum]

Expat/Expert Camps: Rethinking “Labor” within Gulf migration and development
Neha Vora
Assistant Professor, Lafayette College
March 23, 2015 

From Rasht with Love: A U.S.-Iranian Cold War Story
Cyrus Schayegh, Associate Professor, Princeton University
March 17, 2015
[co-sponsored by the Department of History and Archaeology]

Before Bandung: The 1949 Pan-Asian Anti-Imperialist Women’s Conference
Lisa Armstrong, Professor, Smith College
March 19, 2015

Was Ibn Rushd a Realist?
Malik Mufti, Malik Mufti, Professor & Chair, Political Science Department, Tufts University.
March 9, 2015 

Nation against State: Popular Nationalism and the Syrian Uprising
Yasser Munif, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Emerson College
March 12, 2015
[co-sponsored by the Department of English & the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Media Studies]

Digital Humanities Institute – Beirut 2015
2-7 March 2015
https://dhibeirut.wordpress.com/schedule/

Everyone's a Target: NSA's Mass Surveillance and Cyber Warfare in the Middle East
Dr. James Bamford, Columnist, Foreign Policy
Monday March 2, 2015
[co-sponsored the Center for American Studies and Research] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AqyIG_1ac4

 

Books in Transistion: The Interchange of Islamic Scribal Traditions & Nineteenth-Century Arabic Printing Practices
Hala Auji, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Art History, AUB
March 2, 2015
[as part of the Majãlis in Islamic Studies research forum and the CVSP Brown Bag series]

MUPP-MUD CITY DEBATES 2015:
Other Gentrifications: Urban Change beyond the Core

4-6 March 2015
For concept note, program, bios and abstracts see: https://www.facebook.com/CityDebates
Organized by the Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, Policy and Design (MUPP-MUD), Department of Architecture and Design in collaboration with the AUB Neighborhood Initiative

After the American Century: Ends of Circulation in Casablanca, Cairo, and Tehran
Brian T. Edwards, Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literary Studies; Director, Program in Middle East and North African Studies, Northwestern University.
Wednesday 25 February, 2015
[co-sponsored by the Department of English,the Arts and Humanities Initiative and the Center for American Studies and Research]

Beyond Exceptionalism: Institution Building and Political Organization in Early Independence Lebanon
Ziad Abu-Rish, Assistant Professor, Ohio University
Thursday February 26, 2015

Digital Accountability: Activism, social media and investigative journalism in contemporary Beirut
Habib Battah, Journalist/Editor, Beirut Report
February 3, 2015
[Co-sponsored by the Asfari Institute for Civil Society & Citizenship,
the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Media Studies and the
Media Studies Program]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lj_joANLmM  

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

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
February 10, 2015
[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
[as part of the Majãlis in Islamic Studies research forum]

The Myth of Coup-Proofing: Military Take-Over in the Middle East and North Africa, 1950-2013
Holger Albrecht, Associate Professor of Political Science, American University in Cairo
November 11, 2014
[Co-sponsored by PSPA]
[FLYER]

Palestinian Neoliberalism and the Regional Context
Adam Hanieh, Senior Lecturer, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London
November 6, 2014
[Co-sponsored by the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs]
[FLYER]

 

 

Panel Discussions:

The Art of Arabic Letters: The Calligraphic Paintings of Samir Sayegh
Panelists:
- Samir Sayegh (Poet, Painter/Calligraphist, Critic)
- Abdo Wazen (Poet, Critic, Journalist)
- Nader el-Bizri (Academician, AUB)
October 29, 2014
[Co-sponsored by the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature] [FLYER]

"Prospects for Peace in a Troubled Region"
- H.E. Angelina Eichhorst, Ambassador of the European Union to Lebanon
- Rami G. Khouri, Founding Director of the Issam Fares Institute
- Jean-Paul Chami, Director of Peace Labz
- H.E. Homer A. Mavrommatis, Ambassador of Cyprus to Lebanon
September 19, 2014
[Organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon
Hosted by: Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies and Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs] To watch on YouTube click here.

International Symposium in Honor of Talal Asad:

 

"The Idea of Islam Today: Towards Non-Orientalist Genealogies"
September 25-26, 2014
[Co-sponsored by AHI, the Office of the Provost, and FAS.]

Lectures:

"The Cultural Work of Recovering Palestine"
Joseph Massad, Professor of Modern Arab Politics & Intellectual History, Columbia University
September 29, 2014

CAMES Events 2013-2014

 

Conferences:

The Occult Sciences in Pre-modern Islamic Culture
December 5-7, 2013
Poster &Program [in collaboration with the Orient-Institut Beirut]

Whither the Nation? National identities in the modern Middle East and South Asia
September 27-29, 2013
[in collaboration with the Orient-Institut Beirut]
Poster / Program / Abstracts & Biographies

Panel discussion:

Lara Deeb & Mona Harb's Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut (Princeton, 2013)
with Mona Harb (Urban Studies-AUB), Laleh Khalili (Politics-SOAS), Jean-Baptiste Pesquet (IFPO-Beirut), and Rasha Al Atrash (Al Modon).
March 28, 2014
You can find more information about the book at:
http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10129.html.
Flyer & link to YouTube

Film screening, discussion & workshop:

Political participation and citizenship in cultural practices: A conversation between Akram Zaatari and Charif Kiwan on ABOUNADDARA
[In collaboration with University of Kent, UK; Global Uncertainties and Economic & Social Research Council, UK; Arts and Humanities Initiative, AUB]
April 11 - 12, 2014
Poster & article in Jadaliyya

Lectures:

American Foreign Policy from the Middle East to Asia
Ömer Taspınar, Professor of National Security Strategy at the U.S. National War College, Director of the Turkey Project at the Brookings Institution
[in collaboration with the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration and the Institute for Palestine Studies]
April 30, 2014
Poster

Turkish Foreign Policy in a Changing Arab World: A 'New Turkey' for a 'New Middle East'?
Bilgin Ayata, lecturer at the Center for Transnational Studies, Foreign and Security Policy (ATASP), Freie University Berlin
April 17, 2014
[In collaboration with Department of Political Studies & Public Administration]
Abstract & Bio

What's left of the Egyptian Revolution? Revolt & Reaction three years after the Republic of Tahrir
Thanassis Cambanis, Boston Globe / The Century Foundation
April 10, 2014
Abstract & Bio

The Failures of American Humanitarian Exceptionalism: Stanley Kerr, Near East Relief and the Battle of Marash (1920-1922)
Keith David Watenpaugh, Associate Professor & Director of the UC Davis Human Rights Initiative
March 18, 2014
Abstract & Bio

Chronicles of a Death Foretold: Public Affect in Turkey after the Assassination of an Armenian Journalist
Yael Navaro-Yashin, Reader in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
March 17, 2014
Abstract & Bio

Education and Community in Mandate Lebanon
Nadya Sbaiti, Assistant Professor, Middle East History, Smith College
March 10, 2014
Abstract & Bio

Ghurba’s Assassins: Shanfara, Kafka, and Hoda Barakat
Tarek El-Ariss, Associate Professor, Arabic and Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin
March 10, 2014
Abstract & Bio

Edge of Empire: the Social Origins of Mandatory rule in Trans-Jordan 1921-1946
Tariq Tell, Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, AUB
February 27, 2014
Abstract & Bio

Manufacturing Tastes in Late Ottoman Beirut
Toufoul Abou-Hodeib
Postdoctoral Fellow, Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo
February 6, 2014
Abstract & Bio

“Old People are not Revolutionaries!” Labour Struggles and the Politics of ʾIstiqrār (‘Stability’) in Egypt
Dina Makram-Ebeid
Post-doctoral research fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
February 3, 2014
Abstract & Bio

Bkhsūs el-karāmeh: Understanding Dignity in Political Struggle in Lebanon and Beyond
Sami Hermez
Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
January 30, 2014
Abstract & Bio

 

Jurji Zaydan and the Televised Abbasids
Michael Cooperson
Professor, Department Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA
December 16, 2013
Abstract & Biography
[in collaboration with The Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic]

The Empirical Strikes Back: Zuhd and Mujun Revisited
Michael Cooperson
Professor, Department Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA
December 13, 2013
Abstract & Biography
[in collaboration with The Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic]

Why Libya, Tunisia and Egypt Face Different Obstacles to Democratization: Parties, Polarization and Political Transition
Ellen Lust
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University
December 12, 2013
Abstract & Biography
[in collaboration with Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs; Department of Political Studies and Public Administration; Yale Arab Alumni Association]

Junk as Archive: Vernacular photography, writing practices and middle-class youth culture in mid-20th Century Egypt
Lucie Ryzova
Faculty of History, University of Oxford
December 10, 2013
Abstract & Biography
[in collaboration with the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature]

Two lectures by Ussama Makdisi, Professor of History, Rice University
Abstract & Biography [co-sponsored by FAS; Office of the Provost; SOAN & AMPL]

    • Born in the Global 19th Century: The Emergence of Sectarianism as a Problem in the Modern Middle East
      November 27, 2013
    • The Sectarian Scramble for the Post-Ottoman Middle East
      November 29, 2013

Muslims in Australia: The community's history, successes, challenges and opportunities
Waleed Aly
November 25, 2013
[in collaboration with the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature and The Australian Embassy in Lebanon]
Abstract & Biography

Concentric Symmetry in the Qur’an: Suras al-Fatiha, al-Rahman, and al-Nas
Raymond Farrin
Associate Professor of Arabic, American University of Kuwait
November 21, 2013
[in collaboration with The Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic]
Abstract & Biography

Civil Society after Saddam: Oil Unions and Democracy in Iraq
Dr. Benjamin Isakhan
Deakin University, Australia
October 14, 2013
Abstract and Biography

CAMES Events 2012-2013

Workshop on Teaching and Learning the Civil War
In collaboration with:
The Lebanese Association for History (LAH)
The Centre for Lebanese Studies
The Finnish Institute in the Middle East Open Society Foundation Education
18-19 June, 2013

A Civilized Revolution: Aesthetics, Political Action, and Urban Space in Egypt
Jessica Winegar
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University
May 15, 2013

Lost Virgins Found: the Songbook as Genre in Arabic Literature
Dwight Reynolds
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Monday April 22, 2013

Muslims, Christians and Jews in the Formation of Medieval Andalusian Music
Dwight Reynolds
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Tuesday April 23, 2013

The Maghrib and Uprisings
Laryssa Chomiak (Center for Maghrib Studies, Tunis)
Robert P. Parks (Center for Maghrib Studies, Algiers)
April 15, 2013 [in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs]

British-French rivalry in the Middle East, 1915-48
James Barr
Author of A Line In The Sand: Britain, France and the struggle for the Middle East
April 9, 2013

Pax Syriana: Elite Politics in Postwar Lebanon
Rola el-Husseini
Research Assistant Professor, Graduate Center, CUNY
March 27, 2013

The International Circulation of Palestinian Kufiyas
Ted Swedenburg
Professor of Anthropology, University of Arkansas
March 21, 2013

After Babel: Dialogue and Cosmopolis
Fred Dallmayr
Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
March 20, 2013
[in collaboration with the Department of Political Studies, the Arts and Humanities Initiative and the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature ]

Arab Workers and the Popular Uprisings of 2011
Joel Beinin
Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University
March 18, 2013
[in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs]

Security, Stateness, Popular Sovereignty: Locating New Political Theory in Contentious Egypt
Paul Amar
Associate Professor in Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
March 12, 2013
[in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs]

Contentious Politics and the Arab Uprisings
John Chalcraft
Reader in History and Politics of Empire/Imperialism, London School of Economics
March 1, 2013
[in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs]

Protests and Politics in Jordan
Tariq Tell
Visiting Assistant Professor at CAMES
February 19, 2013
[in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs]

Invisible and Proxy Detention in Counterinsurgencies: Khiam and Salt Pit
Laleh Khalili
Reader in Middle East Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies
February 12, 2013
[in collaboration with the Center for American Studies and Research]

Social Justice, Jobs and Competitiveness: Searching for a Post-Revolution Private Sector Development Agenda in MENA
Magdi M. Amin
International Finance Corporation (IMF)
December 13, 2012
[in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs]

Blowback: The US Drone War in Yemen, Stories from the Field
Kelly McEvers
National Public Radio
December 6, 2012
[in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs]

The Emerging Political Landscape in Egypt – New players and the Constitutional Debates
Mohamed Elagati
Director of the Arab Forum for Alternatives
November 14, 2012
[in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs]

CAMES Events 2011-2012

Film presentation

CAMES, in collaboration with CASAR, showed Imperial Outposts: The Secret History of the US Military Presence in Turkey, a film directed by Amy Austin Holmes (Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University in Cairo). The screening took place on Tuesday September 25, and the 67 minute film was followed by a discussion with the director.

Sheikh Zayid Distinguished Visiting Scholar 2012

Mahmood Mamdani, Professor at Makarere University, Uganda and at Columbia University, USA, came to CAMES as the Sheikh Zayid Distinguished Visiting Scholar during the period May 13-19, 2012. During this time he delivered two lectures:

  • “Israel is not Quite Apartheid South Africa: An African Perspective on the Palestine Question”
  • “Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Reflections on Nuremberg and CODESA”

Lectures

  • Katherine E. Hoffman, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University gave a lecture entitled "Revolution’s Refugees: Transnational Amazigh (Berber) Networks and Tunisian Responses to Displaced Libyans" on May 16, 2012.
  • Siba Grovogui, Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University gave a lecture entitled “The Responsibility to Protect: An Unconventional History of Postwar Interventions” on May 17, 2012.
  • James Jasper, Professor at the City University of New York, gave a lecture entitled “Thinking-Feeling in Protest Movements: Lessons from the Arab Spring" on March 26, 2012. The lecture may be viewed on this link: http://dr.aub.edu.lb/mod/data/view.php?d=3&rid=1692
  • Reinoud Leenders, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, gave a lecture entitled “Collective Action and Popular Mobilization in Dar’a: An Anatomy of the Onset of Syria’s Popular Uprising” on March 28, 2012 [co-sponsored by the Netherlands Institute in Beirut - NI-Beirut]
  • Ahmed Kanna, Assistant Professor of Anthropology & International Studies at the University of the Pacific, gave a lecture entitled “A Politics of Non-Recognition? Arab Gulf Worker Protests in a Year of Uprisings" on Thursday March 15, 2012.
  • Suad Joseph, Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis gave a lecture entitled “Family and State in the Arab World: Re-Framing Inquiries” on Wednesday March 14, 2012.
  • Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University, gave a lecture entitled “Arab and Arab American Feminisms” on Tuesday January 17, 2012.
  • Francis Ghilès, a senior research fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), and long-time correspondent for The Financial Times, gave a talk entitled "A Conversation on the ‘Arab Spring’ in North Africa" on October 18, 2011.
  • Paul Keleman, Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, gave a lecture entitled “Exploring the root of western support for Zionism: the case of the British Labour Party” on November 2, 2011.
  • Anthony Shadid, foreign correspondent for The New York Times, gave a lecture entitled “Imagining Otherwise: Covering the Arab Revolts from Tunisia to Bahrain” on November 17, 2011. The lecture may be viewed on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJmzfmoIBQo
  • Jane Harrigan, Professor of Economics at SOAS, gave a lecture entitled "The Political Economy of Aid Flows to the Arab World" on December 1, 2011.

Film

The CAMES Film Society held a screening of “Tin Roof Ghetto in Tripoli, Lebanon”, directed by Sharif Abdunnur on Thursday November 24, 2011 in Bathish Auditorium, West Hall. The film was followed by a discussion with the director.

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