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November 2018

A Discussion by: David Kirkpatrick on Military, State and Politics: America’s Role in Egypt and the Rise of Sisi

November 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Department of Government, Democracy and Governance Studies and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University invite you to attend a discussion by: David Kirkpatrick on Military, State and Politics: America's Role in Egypt and the Rise of Sisi.David D. Kirkpatrick is an international correspondent based in the London bureau of the New York Times. From 2011 - 2015, he was the Cairo bureau chief. Before joining The Times in 2000, Mr. Kirkpatrick served as a fact checker…

Teach-In on Current Events in the Arab World: Return to Business as Usual after the Uprisings?

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at George Mason University, the Arab Studies Institute, the Center for Global Islamic Studies, Global Affairs, Global Programs, History Department, the Schar School of Policy and Government, Film and Media Studies, invite you to attend a Teach-In on Current Events in the Arab World: Return to Business as Usual after the Uprisings?Speakers include:Dr. Bassam Haddad, George Mason UniversityMouin Rabbani, Institute for Palestine StudiesSama’a al-Hamdani,…

Book Talk with Dr. Haneen Ghabra, “Muslim Women and White Femininity: Reenactment and Resistance”

November 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University invites you to a book talk, Muslim Women and White Femininity: Reenactment and Resistance, by Dr. Haneen Ghabra. RSVP Here.Dr. Haneen Ghabra is an Assistant Professor at Kuwait University’s Department of Mass Communication and author of the book, Muslim Women and White Femininity: Reenactment and Resistance (2018). She has won top paper awards numerous times. Recently, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Article of the Year Award, at the National…

A Talk by Dr. Salma Talhouk: Therapeutic Nature

November 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and the Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut, Greater Washington DC Chapter, host AUB Professor Dr. Salma Talhouk discussing: Therapeutic Nature and the work of AUB's Nature Conservation Center throughout Lebanon. Dr. Talhouk is a professor at AUB's Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Member of AUB Nature Conservation Center, and the Founding Chairperson of AUBotanic. The talk will focus on…

Art Presentation by Helen Zughaib: Arab Spring/Unfinished Journeys

November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies invites you to a talk by the artistHelen Zughaib in: Arab Spring/Unfinished Journeys.The Artist Helen Zughaib will discuss her visual documentation of the "Arab Spring" for the past 8 years, through paintings and installations and a new series of work called "Syrian Migration Series." Helen Zughaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon, living mostly in the Middle East and Europe before coming to the United States to study art at Syracuse University, earning her BFA…

Dr. Paul Salem: Fights, Friends, and Factions: the Politics of Christian Communities in Lebanon

November 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding invite you to attend the following Event: "Fights, Friends, and Factions: The Politics of Christian Communities in Lebanon," a presentation by Dr. Paul Salem, President of the Middle East Institute.Dr. Paul Salem is president of the Middle East Institute. He focuses on issues of political change, transition, and conflict as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East. He has a…

Dr. Marie Alienor van den Bosch: The Politics of Economic Diversification in Oil-dependent Autocracies

November 26, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies invites you to talk by Dr. Marie Alienor van den Bosch.Marie Alienor van den Bosch is the Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University, with a focus on Comparative Politics. The literature considers diversification as a zero sum game by which the incumbent loses in political power the equivalent of whatever the economy gains from diversifying, and finds that oil-dependent regimes…

DR. JAMES MILLWARD: Anti- Islamic Campaigns and Internment Camps for Muslims in China

November 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University invite you to a talk by Dr. James Millward.Dr. Millward is a Professor of Inter-societal history in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the History Department at Georgetown. He is the author of two books on Xinjiang: Beyond the Pass and Eurasian Crossroads as well as The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction. His writing about China, Xinjiang and the Uyghurs also…

January 2019

The Arab World Between Democratization and Rebellion by Dr. Shafeeq Ghabra

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies invites you to a discussion with Dr. Shafeeq Ghabra entitled "The Arab World Between Democratization and Rebellion."Shafeeq Ghabra is a Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University. Dr. Ghabra is founding President of Jusoor Arabiya which focuses on youth leadership programs and strategic planning, and founding president of the American University of Kuwait. He earned his BA from Georgetown University in 1975, receiving his PhD in Political Science from the University of Texas at…

February 2019

Dr. Wendy Pearlman: We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies invites you to a book talk, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, by Dr. Wendy Pearlman.Wendy Pearlman is the Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, where she specializes in Middle East politics. She is the author of four books, We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria (HarperCollins, 2017), Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Occupied Voices: Stories…

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