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Conferences Co-Sponsored by CASAR

The following is a partial list of the conferences that CASAR has co-sponsored over the years. Some of them were organized primarily by CASAR, with sponsorship solicited from other departments, and for others, the opposite is true.


​​Latin America, al-Andalus, and the Arab World, April 15, 17, and 18, 2018

International conference organized and sponsored by CASAR with the PhD Program in theater and performance at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, with additional support from other departments and centers.

Conference Program

City Debates Conference: ​​​Itineraries of Urban Social Movements, March 20-22, 2017

A conference exploring the emergence of urban-based political movements in various national contexts, co-sponsored by CASAR, the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, the Department of Architecture and Design, The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, and others. For more information about this conference, visit the City Debates page​

Conference Poster

Darwin, AUB and the Arab​​ World, September 25-27, 2016

An international conference on the impact and perception of Charles Darwin in various aspects of Arab life and culture. Co-sponsored by CASAR, the English Department, and The Theater Initiative at AUB as part of the 150th Anniversary celebrations of AUB.

Conference Program

​​​Decolonial Provocations: Thinking Coloniality in the Global South, April 8-9, 2015

A two-day international workshop exploring decoloniality as a rubric through which to approach the violences of modernity, imperialism, and settler colonialism, with emphasis on engaging decolonial thought in the contemporary Arab world. Co-sponsored by CASAR and the Center for Arts and Humanities. 

Workshop Program​

On Wannous, April 1, 2​​015

An international conference on the life and legacy of renowned Syrian playwright Sa'adallah Wannous. Co-sponsored by CASAR, CAMES, and the​ English Department.

Conference Program


Sexual Sovereignty: Citizenship, Governmentality, Territory, March ​​13-15, 2013

A conference exploring the convergence of modes of territorialization and state soveireignty with gender and sexuality. Organized and sponsored by CASAR, with co-sponsorship from CAMES, the office of the Provost, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' Dean's office.

Conference program coming soon

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