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Near Eastern Studies
Periodization in Middle East History Bernard Lewis Brown Bag Lunch Series
Brown Bag Lunch Series Steffen Hertog Engineers of Jihad: why engineering graduates are over-represented among radical Islamists
Hebrew Film Series, Fall 2007 Sunday, September 30th: Beaufort, Directed by Joseph Cedar, (2007) 125 minutes. Award-winning film about the withdrawal of forces from the south of Lebanon in 2000. The film tells the story of a military unit at the Beaufort post in South Lebanon. Five years after the Israeli troops evacuated Lebanon, Liraz Liberty, the unit commander, returns to the IDFs last year on the Beaufort
Brown Bag Lunch Series Roger Allen University of Pennsylvania Naguib Mahfouz's AWLAD HARATINA (Children of Gebelawi), revisited
Persian Poetry Readings
Persian film series, Fall 2007 October 10, 2007 The Silence
Brown Bag Lunch Series John Graham Sources for the Contemporary Revival of Georgian Religious Music
Arabic Language Lunch Dr. Christopher Stone "Egyptian Cinema and Nostalgia: The Many Faces of Ahmed Zaki"
Turkish Language Talk Nevzat Uyan?k
Hebrew Film Series, Fall 2007 Sunday, October 14th: Aviva My Love, Directed by Shemi Zarhin, (2006) 107 minutes. Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the small northern Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she kept her remarkable writing abilities under wraps, until her sister, Anita, introduces her to Oded, an accomplished novelist.
Brown Bag Lunch Series Kay Ebel Georgetown University "The Turkish Elections of 2007"
Hebrew Language Talk Daniel Kahneman
Persian Poetry Readings
Brown Bag Lunch Series Azade Seyhan Bryn Mawr College The Journey of the Modern Turkish Novel
Brown Bag Lunch Series Christine Philliou Columbia University A tale of two cities and an archive
Turkish Film Series Nov 6: Dondurmam gaymak Turan ?zdemir 105 min.
Persian film series, Fall 2007 November 7, 2007 It is Winter
Arab Film Series, Fall 2007 Thursday, November 8, 2007 Saladin (Al-Nasir Salah Eddine, 1963, 145 Minutes) Arabic w/English subtitles. Directed by Yusuf Chahine. Hailed as one of the great epics of Arab cinema, Saladin vividly portrays the exploits of this renowned Sultan of Egypt as he unites the Arabs of North Africa and the Middle East against Richard the Lion Hearted. Chahine originally produced the film to commemorate Nassers nationalization of the Suez canal in 1956.
Brown Bag Lunch Series Hugh Kennedy School of Oriental and African Studies The Formation of Iraqi Identity
Persian Poetry Readings
Arab Film Series, Fall 2007 Thursday, November 15, 2007 Man of Ashes (Rih al-Sid, 1986, 109 minutes) Arabic w/ English subtitles. Directed by Nouri Bouzid. Man of Ashes tells the story of a handsome young woodcarver who struggles to overcome the traumas of his childhood as his wedding date draws near.
Arabic Language Talk Orayyib Najjar Media Arabic
General Lecture "Persian Calendar" Amir Hajian, PhD Astrophysics
Persian Lunch Talk Series Amir Hajian, PhD Astrophysics, Research Associate, Department of Physics and Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
Hebrew Film Series, Fall 2007 Sunday, November 18th: The Sweet Mud, Directed by Dror Shaul, (2006) 90 minutes Set in the mid-70s, 12 year-old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his home-born Kibbutz and the relationship with his undermined mother, whom the Kibbutz members will to denounce.
Brown Bag Lunch Series Ellen Laipson The Henry L. Stimson Center The Future of US-Iraq Relations
Seminar Series on Islam in the Modern World Nelly van Doorn-Harder Valparaiso University
General Lecture Sattareh Farman Farmaian
Brown Bag Lunch Series Mirjam K?nkler The Twin Tolerations in Democratizing Muslim-majority States:Opportunities for and Limits of Democratic State-Religion Relations
General Lectures Abdulkarim Soroush Columbia University
Turkish Film Series Dec. 4: Korkuyorum anne Reha Erdem 128 min.
Persian film series, Fall 2007 Dec. 5th 2007 From Karkheh to Rein
Arab Film Series, Fall 2007 The Yacoubian Building (Imarat Yaqubian, 2006, 165 Minutes), Arabic w/English subtitles. Directed by Marwan Hamed. Based on the award-winning novel by Alaa al-Aswany, The Yacoubian Building takes place at the time of the first Gulf War.
Hebrew Lecture Series Alotibi Suleiman, is an Instructor of Hebrew language at Riad University in Saudi Arabia. He will discuss what it means to teach the Hebrew language in Saudi Arabia. Vardit Ringvald, Professor of Hebrew and Director, Hebrew and Arabic Languages program of the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University.
Brown Bag Lunch Series Future Vision and Present Division: Israels Intra-State Arab-Jewish Conflict in Comparative Perspective Uriel Abulof
Hebrew Language Talk Professor Simy Chavel
Brown Bag Lunch Series Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Contemporary UN Peace Operations in the Near East Salman Ahmed
Arab Film Series, Spring 2008 Thursday, February 7, 2008 A New Day in Old Sanaa ( 2006, 86 minutes) Arabic w/ English subtitles. Directed by Bader Ben Hirsi. In this romantic tale set in the ancient city of Sanaa, the handsome Tariq is about to marry Bilquis, the daughter of a prominent family. But the young groom quickly finds himself falling for a beautiful young dancer, and he must choose between following his heart and protecting his familys honor.
Hebrew Language Talk Michael Karayanni Institute for Advanced Study
Arabic Language Lunch Talk Reem Bassiouney Professor and Novelist Georgetown University "Women and Egyptian Society in My Works
Brown Bag Lunch Series A New Constitution for Turkey: the Political Dimension Ahmet Evin Sabanci University
General Lecture David Menashri Tel Aviv University Moshe Dayan Center "The Iranian Revolution after 29 Years: Domestic Challenges and Regional Implications"
Teachers' Workshop Muslims in America
Brown Bag Series Revisiting the Righteousness of Noah Aryeh Amihay
Arab Film Series, Spring 2008 Thursday, February 21, 2008 Bab Aziz, The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul, (Baba Aziz, 2005, 96 minutes) Arabic w/ English subtitles. Directed by Nacer Khemir. This film of stunning beauty centers on the character of Bab Aziz, a marabout who undertakes a pilgrimage across the Tunisian desert with his daughter.
Hebrew Language Talk James Dianmond
Brown Bag Lunch Series The Persian Gulf and India: Everything Old is New Again -How Ancient Trade Routes Have Become Modern Strategic Links Ambassador Barbara Bodine
Seminar Series on Islam in the Modern World Vickie Langohr College of the Holy Cross
Persian film series, Spring 2008 February 28th Fireworks Wednesday
Brown Bag Lunch Series Multiculturalism and the Religious Accommodations for the Arab Minority in Israel Michael Karayanni Institute for Advanced Study
Persian Lunch Talk Series, Spring 2008 Ahmad Ashraf
Arab Film Series, Spring 2008 Thursday, March 6, 2008 A Wife For My Son, (Zawjat li-Ibni, 1982, 90 minutes) Arabic w/English subtitles. Directed by Ali Ghalem. Based on the acclaimed novel of the same title, A Wife For My Son tells the story of Fatiha, a young Algerian girl forced into a marriage against her will. The film provides a rare glimpse at an arranged marriage and its unforeseen consequences.
Brown Bag Lunch Series Islam in Azerbaijan Altay Goyushov Georgetown University
Hebrew Talk Andrew Plaks East Asian Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Series Whats Wrong With U.S. - Turkish Relations, Anyway? Ambassador Mark Parris The Brookings Institution
Turkish Film Series, Spring 2008 March 25 DE??RMEN (The Mill) 99 min Based on a Re?at Nuri G?ntekin Story An At?f Y?lmaz Film 1986
Arab Film Series, Spring 2008 Thursday, March 27, 2008 Les Baliseurs du D?sert, ( Al-Haimoun, 1984, 95 minutes ). Arabic w/ English subtitles. Directed by Nacer Khemir. Inspired by the tales of the 1,001 Nights, this French-Tunisian coproduction won praise for its remarkable use of color and for the ambiguity with which it tells the story of a village beset by the encroaching desert and mysterious djinn.
Hebrew Film Series, Spring 2008 Sunday, March 30, 2008 Sima Vaknin a Witch, Directed by Dror Shaul, (2003) 98 minutes Sima Vaknin is a Witch is an hilarious and satiric comedy about a houswife that overnight becomes a wanted witch. Everyone seeks Sima's blessing and there is good money in the new family business. How long will people believe in Sima? Winner of the Israeli Oscar.
Brown Bag Lunch Series Books of Fate and Dream Divinations in Jewish Magic and Literature Michael Meerson
Turkish Film Series Oct 2: Hi?bir yerde Tayfun Pirselimoglu 90 min.
Hebrew Film Series, Spring 2008 Sunday, April 6, 2008 Year Zero, Directed by Joseph Pitchhadze, (2004) 131 minutes A range of Tel-Aviv-dwelling folk from different backgrounds begin what seems to be an ordinary day, although by the end of a few weeks, their lives will have intersected with fateful and fatal results.
Arabic Language Lunch Talk Roger Allen University of Pennsylvania "Athar al-maqamah fi al-ajnas al-sardiyyah al-`Arabiyyah al-hadithah"
Brown Bag Lunch Series Traditional Iranian Literature - The Key to Solving a Vessels Puzzling Representations Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen Independent Scholar
General Lecture Asef Bayat ISIM [Leiden, NL] "Iran: Chronicle of an Unfinished Revolution"
Arab Film Series, Spring 2008 Thursday, April 10, 2008 The Lost Neck Ring of the Dove, (Tawq al-Hamama al-Mafqoud, 2004, 52 minutes). Arabic w/ English subtitles. Directed by Nacer Khemir. A stunning work of magical realism, this film traces the story of Hassan, a young Andalusian calligrapher whose quest for the absolute takes him on an extraordinary journey.
Brown Bag Lunch Series The Manumission Movement in the Persian Gulf between 1925-1950 Jerzy Zdanowski Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
General Lecture Robert Irwin SOAS
Arabic Language Talk Hazami Sayed, founder and executive director of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture Joseph Tayoun, musician and percussion teacher
Turkish Film Series, Spring 2008 April 15 SELV? BOYLUM AL YAZMALIM (The Girl with the Red Scarf) 86 min Considered a Classic, based on a Cengiz Aitmatov novel An At?f Y?lmaz Film 1977
Hebrew Language Talk Dr. Ruth Westheimer will screen her film on the Druze "The Olive and the Tree: The Secret Strength of the Druze" The lecture, discussion and questions and answers session will be conducted in Hebrew.
Seminar Series on Islam in the Modern World Ebrahim Moosa Duke University
Brown Bag Lunch Series Godfather of the Arab Afghans: The Life and Legacy of Jihadi Ideologue Abdallah Azzam Thomas Hegghammer
Arabic Language Talk Shaykh Muhammad b. Yahya Ninowi Imam, al-Madinah Masjid, Norcross, GA
Hebrew Film Series, Spring 2008 Sunday, April 27, 2008 Things Behind the Sun, Directed by Yuval Shafferman, (2006) 111 minutes Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence.
Brown Bag Lunch Series From OLL to NES, nearly sixty years of studying the Islamic world from Princeton and back to Princeton Oleg Grabar Institute for Advanced Study
Arab Film Series, Spring 2008 Thursday, May 1, 2008 Daughter of Keltoum, (Bint Keltoum, 2001, 101 miutes). Arabic and French w/English subtitles. Directed by Mahdi Lachref. A 19 year-old Swiss woman travels to her birthplace - an isolated, barren Berber settlement in the mountainous desert of Algeria - to find her mother, whom she has never met. The perilous journey quickly immerses her in a world virtually untouched by modern society.
Hebrew Language Talk Uriel Abulof
Teachers' Workshop Muslims in Media
Arabic Language Lunch Talk Elizabeth Bergman Executive Director American Association of Teachers of Arabic
Summer Institute Re-thinking Sectarianism
Hebrew Film Series, Fall 2007 Sunday, October 7th: The Bubble, Directed by Eytan Fox and Gal Uchovsky, (2006) 90 minutes. The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil its going through. It all begins when Noam, a young Israeli soldier, serves in the reserve forces and meets a Palestinian young man called Ashraf.
Hebrew Film Series, Fall 2007 Sunday, December 2nd: Three Mothers, Directed by Dina Zvi-Riklis, (2006) 106 minutes Rosa, Flora and Yasmin were born as triplets sixty something years ago in Alexandria, Egypt. Their well-off parents gave them names of flowers, and King Farouk of Egypt gave them his blessing. Today, in Israel, they live together in an apartment without men and without children.
Civil War in the Arab World, NJ High School Teachers workshop
Minorities in the Middle East, NJ High School Teachers Workshop
NJ High School Teaches Summer Institute
Teachers Summer InstituteTeachers Institute
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