Events for May 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Arabs and the ‘Problem of the Color Line’: Revisiting the 1919 Paris Peace Conference

Historiography of the Middle East
A lecture by Elizabeth F. Thompson (University of Virginia)
3:00 PM
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine

A book talk with Sherene Seikaly (UC Santa Barbara)
3:00 PM
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Was the Rise of Islam a Black Swan Event?

A lecture by Michael Cook (Princeton University)
4:00 PM
Sunday, May 08, 2016

The Concept of Iran: Transition and Revival, (6th-9th Centuries)

Bilingual Lecture Series
A panel discussion in Persian with Ali Mousavi (UCLA), Parvaneh Pourshariati (New York University), Touraj Daryaee (UC Irvine), Hossein Kamaly (Columbia University) Moderator: Nayereh Tohidi, Professor and Director of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, CSUN
4:00 PM
Monday, May 09, 2016

The Iran-Saudi Deadlock: Domestic Struggles and Geopolitical Conflict in the Persian Gulf

A colloquium with Rosie Bsheer (Yale University), Farideh Farhi (University of Hawai’i Manoa) and Kevan Harris (UCLA)
2:00 PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Masculinity, Ideology and the Human in Post-2011 Egyptian “Thug” Films

A lecture by Frances S. Hasso (Duke University)
3:00 PM
Thursday, May 12, 2016

ISIS and the Future of the Middle East

A lecture by James L. Gelvin (History, UCLA). Part of the the Global Speakers Series, a collaboration with the International Programs and Centers at West LA College and UCLA.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, May 13, 2016

Media Diplomacy Between Iran and the West: War by Other Means

Bilingual Lecture Series
A lecture by Hamid Naficy (Northwestern University)
4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Visual and Digital Occupations in Israel/Palestine

A Symposium with Gil Z. Hochberg (UCLA), Rebecca Stein (Duke University). Moderated and with responses by Todd Presner (UCLA) and Kerri Steinberg (Otis College of Design).
12:00 PM
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