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October 2018

The Art of Qur’anic Recitation by Khadeejah Akyurt

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A Demonstration of and Lecture on Tajweed. The tradition of reciters of the Qur’an during the first two centuries after the Hijrah (650 - 850 CE), which focuses on the correct articulation of letters and timing of vowels and silent letters. Presented by:  Khadeejah Akyurt -- Instructor and Chairman of ITQAN, a project of the Muslim American Society, Alexandria, Virginia.Sponsored by the Georgetown University Schola Cantorum, Georgetown University Music Program, and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). Please RSVP here. 

November 2018

A Discussion with Thomas Milo: A New Model of Digital Arabic Script

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Thomas Milo of DecoType will discuss the limitations placed on Arabic script by Unicode, the computing industry's standard for coding and displaying characters in browser-based applications. He will also show us how DecoType rebuilt font technology and digital publishing from the ground up--as embodied in the Mushaf Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman's digital version of the Qur'an. This event is for those interested in digital design, Arabic script, and/or the politicization of technology. Please RSVP here.This event is co-hosted by:The…

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

November 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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…

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