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September 2018

Wounds of Gaza: A surgeon’s lessons from 20 years of operating on Palestinians

September 19 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Featured Speaker Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sitta - Head of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at the AUB Medical Center. He has been volunteering at Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip for the past five years to provide much needed medical aid to injured Palestinians. Dr. Abu-Sitta helped launch the Conflict Medicine Program at AUB, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to the consequences of war, as part of a wider strategic reshaping of healthcare provision. His book, Reconstructing the War Injured…

Mapping Amman, Jordan: Living and Moving in a 21st Century City

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Speakers Dr. Fida Adely Associate Professor and Clovis and Hala Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies, CCAS Dr. Betty Anderson Professor of History, University of Boston

Film Screening- JOUD

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CCAS, Saudi Aramco, and the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture are pleased to sponsor a premier screening of  Joud: An Ancient Poem for Modern Times A Cinematic Journey Following Arabia's Circle of Life.

October 2018

CCAS Film Screening: Naila and the Upraising

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, in partnership with DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival and Just Vision, present the documentary film: Naila and the Upraising. When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in a movement that forces the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Naila and the Uprising…

CCAS Workshop on Award-Winning Palestinian Films Naila & the Uprising and Budrus

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a film screening, companion curriculum/discussion guide, and scholar presentation. We will screen Naila and the Uprising, which chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh whose story weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history — the First Intifada. When the nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, Naila must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in a movement that forces the world to…

CCAS Expert Talk: Dr. Sa’ed Atshan on The Politics of Humanitarianism in the Palestinian Territories: 2010-2018

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Politics of Humanitarianism in the Palestinian Territories: 2010-2018Dr. Sa’ed Atshan is an Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College.  He previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.  He earned a Joint Ph.D. in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies and an MA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.  He received his BA from Swarthmore in 2006. He has been awarded multiple fellowships, including…

Professor Lisa Wedeen’s Talk

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in a talk with Professor Lisa Wedeen, Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science and the CollegeCo-Director, Chicago Center for Contemporary TheoryFaculty Associate, Department of AnthropologyUniversity of ChicagoProf. Wedeen will focus on Uncertainty: Fake News, Post-Truth, and the Problem of Judgment in Syria.

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